Main Partners

Arab Fund For Arts And Culture

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally. AFAC grantees’ work has been reviewed in the local and international press; they have been invited to participate in high-profile festivals, artist exchanges and residencies, and have, in turn, inspired hundreds of others to pursue artistic endeavors through workshops and trainings. Read More


DOX BOX is a non-for-profit organisation supporting the advancement of documentary culture and industry in the Arab World through non-traditional programs. Established in 2014 in Berlin, the organisation aspires to contribute to a prospering documentary community from the Arab World and in relation to Europe and internationally DOX BOX programs include online education, pedagogic production, film archive, research, publication, grant-making and policy-making.​  DOX BOX e.V. in Berlin is a transition from the International documentary film festival of the same name, that took place in Syria from 2008 – 2011. Read More

Associate Partners

DOK Leipzig

DOK Leipzig is one of the world’s leading festivals for documentary and animation films, unique in combining these two disciplines and also the oldest documentary film festival in the world. Every year at the end of October, the festival attracts more than 45,000 viewers and presents more than 300 films from all over the globe. DOK Leipzig has become an important platform for directors to present their films to a public audience for the first time (2017: 113 world and international premieres) and the international film industry meets DOK Industry Programme, part of the festival since 2003, to develop, promote and distribute new film and interactive projects. The 61st edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 29th October to 4th November 2018. Read More

IDFA Bertha Fund

In 20 years the IDFA Bertha Fund has developed into an internationally renowned institution with a broad network supporting over 600 documentaries projects and film organisations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle-East and Latin America. Recently a funding scheme for international co-productions was added. The IBF is part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), one of the leading documentary film festivals. Every year, its program of some 300 films draws an audience of over 280,000. Additionally, IDFA’s industry activities (the markets Docs for Sale and IDFA Forum as well as the IDFAcademy training program) are host to more than 3,000 professional guests during the festival. Read More

Sundance Documentary Film Program

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers
worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Led by Tabitha Jackson, the Documentary Film Program believes that art changes the way we reach people. We focus on those values of Art, Reach and Change through encouraging excellence and experimentation in form; championing under-represented voices; facilitating the strategic distribution of grantee projects where needed, and supporting the social and creative impact of this work upon release. Read More

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