Bidayyat Grant Announcement 2015


“8 projects - in production and postproduction - benefit from Bidayyat Documentary Grant 2015.  ”

Bidayyat would like to thank all the 34 young creative and dynamic filmmakers who applied their film projects to the Bidayyat documentary grant 2015.

In total, an amount of 70,000$ US Dollar was granted to 8 projects in production and post-production.

Selection committe

The independent jury - composed of three professionals in documentary filmmaking - Syrian director of photography Joude Gorani, Syrian filmmaker Hisham Alzouki and Lebanese filmmaker Maher Abi Samra - had a difficult choice to make, given the creative and unique approach each single of the 34 submitted film projects.

At the end, they selected the following projects to be granted Bidayyat's documentary grant 2015:


Selected film projects


1-      “Is the sea for Mariam?” by Wael Hamada

2-      “Umbilical Cord” Doha Hassan

3-      “Ibrahim” by Lina Alabed

4-      “Why are we filming ourselves now?” by Dana Al Araby

5-      “Chaos” by Sara Fattahi


Postproduction stage

1-      “Citizen journalist”  by Salah Ashkar

2-      “Broken Memory Ceiling”  by Mezar Matar

3-      “Skin" by Afraa Batous


 Bidayyat congratulates all wining projects and encourages all those projects that were not selected this year to apply for the next year. 

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