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Since its inception, the Dubai Film Market has supported over 300 projects, through its series of development initiatives designed to support the best emerging talent from across the region. Through Enjaaz; the Dubai Film Market’s post-production and production support programme and the Dubai Film Connection (DFC); the co-production market many films have gone onto enjoy critical acclaim and find new audiences across the globe.

Here is a list of the supported films that have been completed and those in work-in-progress:

Status

Category


Completed Films


23 KILOMETRES

Enjaaz
3000 NIGHTS

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
A LONG NIGHT

Enjaaz
ADIOS CARMEN

Enjaaz
AL MEDINA

Enjaaz
ALI, THE GOAT, AND IBRAHIM

Dubai Film Connection, Enjaaz and Interchange
AMBULANCE DRIVER

Enjaaz
AMREEKA

Dubai Film Connection
AS I OPEN MY EYES

Dubai Film Connection
ASFOURI

Enjaaz
BAD HUNTER

Enjaaz
BAG OF FLOUR

Dubai Film Connection
BAGHDAD MESSI

Enjaaz
BAGHDAD NIGHT

Enjaaz
BEIRUT HOTEL

Enjaaz
BICYCLE

Enjaaz
BLESSED BENEFIT

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
BLIND INTERSECTIONS

Enjaaz
BLIND SUN

Dubai Film Connection
BORDERS OF HEAVEN

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
BORN ON THE 25TH OF JANUARY

Enjaaz
BOULEVARD OF THE WOUNDED PALM TREE

Dubai Film Connection
BUS 321

Enjaaz
CACTUS FLOWER

Enjaaz
CAIRO EXIT

Enjaaz
CENTRAL MARKET

Enjaaz
CHALLAT OF TUNIS

Enjaaz
CHE GUEVARA DIED IN LEBANON

Enjaaz
CHOLO

Enjaaz
CITY OF LIFE

Dubai Film Connection
COFFEE FOR ALL NATIONS

Enjaaz
COTTON

Enjaaz
crISIS

Enjaaz
DANCE OF OUTLAWS

Dubai Film Connection
DEATH FOR SALE

Dubai Film Connection
DIARIES OF A FLYING DOG

Enjaaz
DIVINES

Dubai Film Connection
DOAA … AZIZA

Enjaaz
DOLPHINS

Enjaaz
DON'T LEAVE ME

Enjaaz
EL CLÁSICO

Enjaaz
EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY

Dubai Film Connection
EYES OF A THIEF

Dubai Film Connection
FACTORY GIRL

Enjaaz
FAMILY ALBUMS

Enjaaz
FIDAI

Dubai Film Connection
FIFTH STRING

Dubai Film Connection
FIX ME

Dubai Film Connection
FLASH

Enjaaz
FREE MEN

Dubai Film Connection
FROM A TO B

Dubai Film Connection
GATE #5

Enjaaz
GAZA CALLING

Enjaaz
GAZA-STROPHE, PALESTINE

Enjaaz
GO HOME

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
GOING TO HEAVEN

Enjaaz
GRIEVANCE

Enjaaz
GUARDIANS OF TIME LOST

Enjaaz
HABIBI

Enjaaz
HAMAMA

Enjaaz
HEDI

Enjaaz
HEELS OF WAR

Enjaaz
HERITAGES

Enjaaz
HONEY, RAIN & DUST

Enjaaz
I AM NOJOOM, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
I'M DEAD

Enjaaz
IMAMS GO TO SCHOOL

Enjaaz
IN SEARCH OF OIL AND SAND

Dubai Film Connection
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (A LONG FILM ON SORROW)

Dubai Film Connection
IN THIS LAND LAY GRAVES OF MINE

Enjaaz
INFILTRATORS

Enjaaz
INVISIBLE POLICEMAN

Enjaaz
IT'S ABOUT TO RAIN

Enjaaz
IT'S ALL IN LEBANON

Enjaaz
LAST FRIDAY

Enjaaz
LEAVING BAGHDAD

Enjaaz
LETTER TO THE KING

Enjaaz
LINE OF SIGHT

Enjaaz
MAN WITHOUT A CELLPHONE

Dubai Film Connection
MARIAM

Enjaaz
MESSAGES FROM THE SEA

Dubai Film Connection
MY BROTHER

Enjaaz
MY NAME IS MOSTAFA KHAMIS

Enjaaz
NEARBY SKY

Enjaaz
NESMA

Enjaaz
NOMAD'S HOME

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
OFF FRAME AKA REVOLUTION UNTIL VICTORY

Dubai Film Connection
OMAR

Enjaaz
OUR SCREENS

Enjaaz
PALESTINE STEREO

Enjaaz
PANOPTIC

Enjaaz
PLAYGROUND CHRONICLES

Dubai Film Connection
PORT OF MEMORY

Dubai Film Connection
RED BLUE YELLOW

Enjaaz
ROSHMIA

Enjaaz
ROUND TRIP

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
SARA 2014

Enjaaz
SEARCHING FOR SARIS

Enjaaz
SECTOR ZERO

Enjaaz
SKIN

Enjaaz
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
SMELL OF BREAD

Enjaaz
SON OF BABYLON

Dubai Film Connection
SOTTO VOCE

Enjaaz
STANDSTILL

Dubai Film Connection
STILL BURNING

Enjaaz
TANGLED UP IN BLUE

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
TASTE OF CEMENT

Enjaaz
TAXI BALLAD

Enjaaz
TERRA FIRMA

Enjaaz
THE BOSS

Enjaaz
THE COUNCIL

Enjaaz
THE CURVE

Enjaaz
THE DAY IS GONE

Enjaaz
THE DEEP

Enjaaz
THE IDOL

Enjaaz
THE MAN INSIDE

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
THE MICE ROOM

Enjaaz
THE MULBERRY HOUSE

Enjaaz
THE ONE MAN VILLAGE

Dubai Film Connection
THE OTHER SIDE OF NOVEMBER

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
THE PROOF

Enjaaz
THE REPENTANT

Dubai Film Connection
THE RIF LOVER

Enjaaz
THE RIVER

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM

Enjaaz
THE SEA IS BEHIND

Enjaaz
THE SLEEPING TREE

Enjaaz
THE VALLEY

Dubai Film Connection
THIS IS LONDON

Enjaaz
THIS IS MY PICTURE WHEN I WAS DEAD

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
THIS LITTLE FATHER OBSESSION

Dubai Film Connection
THOSE WHO REMAIN

Enjaaz
TRAMONTANE

Enjaaz
UNCLE NASHAAT

Enjaaz
UNDER THE HAT

Enjaaz
WADJDA

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
WAITING FOR P.O. BOX

Enjaaz
WAJIB

Dubai Film Connection
WAKE ME UP

Enjaaz
WALLS AND PEOPLE

Dubai Film Connection
WE HAVE NEVER BEEN KIDS

Enjaaz
WE WERE COMMUNISTS

Dubai Film Connection
WEIGHT OF THE SHADOW

Enjaaz
WHEN I SAW YOU (LAMMA SHOFTAK)

Dubai Film Connection
WHOSE COUNTRY?

Dubai Film Connection
YAMO

Enjaaz
YEMA

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
ZAINEB HATES THE SNOW

Enjaaz
ZELAL

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz
ZINDEEQ

Dubai Film Connection and Enjaaz

Work In Progress Projects


4 SEASONS, 2 BROTHER AND A BORDER
Enjaaz

Syria

Director

Mais Safadi

Producer

Sol Goodman

A CHAIR
Enjaaz

Iraq

Director

Bahaa Al Kadumy

Producer

Bahaa Al Kadumy

A DOG'S TAIL
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan and Palestine

Director

Ossama Bawardi
Rami Yasin

Producer

Ossama Bawardi

A PIECE OF LAND
Enjaaz

Oman

Director

Maitham Al Musawi

Producer

Maitham Al Musawi

A PLANE FOR MY SOUL
Dubai Film Connection

Iraq

Director

Maythem Ridha

Producer

Manda Popat
Maythem Ridha

A REVERENCE FOR SPIDERS
Dubai Film Connection

Saudi Arabia

Director

Faiza Ambah

Producer

Silvio Saadé

ALGERIA IS STILL FAR AWAY
Dubai Film Connection

France

Director

Omar Haffaf

Producer

Marie Balducchi

AMAL
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Mohamed Siam

Producer

Mohamed Siam
Sara Boekemeyer

BACK TO THE JUNGLE
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon and France

Director

Charlotte Vincent

Producer

Charlotte Vincent

BAHEET AND BAHIA
Enjaaz

United Arab Emirates

Director

Ahmed Hasan Ahmed

Producer

Abdullah Hasan Ahmed

BARBERSHOP TRINITY
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan and Lebanon

Director

Chadi Zeneddine

Producer

Laith Al Majali
Chadi Zeneddine
Oualid Mouaness

BATATA
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon and Canada

Director

Noura Kevorkian

Producer

Paul Scherzer

BEFORE THE STORM
Enjaaz

Lebanon and Syria

Director

Nidal Hassan

Producer

Nidal Hassan

BEIRUT HOLD'EM
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Michel Kammoun

Producer

Georges Schoucair

BEIRUT SOLO
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Sabah Haider

Producer

Sabine Sidawi

BIRTH
Enjaaz

United Arab Emirates

Director

Abdullah Hasan Ahmed

BODY
Dubai Film Connection

Canada and Switzerland

Director

Halima Ouardiri

Producer

Halima Ouardiri
Mila Aung-Thwin
Joëlle Bertossa
Bob Moore

BURN
Dubai Film Connection

Tunisia

Director

Lotfi Achour

Producer

Anissa Daoud

CATCH THE MOON
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Sameh Zoabi

Producer

Thomas Mangan
Alicia Sams

CHEDDA
Dubai Film Connection

Algeria

Director

Damien Ounouri

Producer

Jaber Debzi

DANGEROUS PROFILES
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Mark Lotfy

Producer

Bassem Sedra

DAOUD'S WINTER
Dubai Film Connection

Iraq

Director

Koutaiba Al-Janabi

Producer

Trent

DARBI
Enjaaz

United Arab Emirates

Director

Ayesha Alameri

Producer

Ayesha Alameri

DON'T GO TOO FAR
Enjaaz

United States of America (USA), Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

Director

Maram Taibah

Producer

Jaselle Martino
Abdulla Al Ogail

ESCAPE
Enjaaz

United Arab Emirates

Director

Hanna Al Shatiri

Producer

Abdullah Alhumairi

EVEN DONKEYS HAVE REMORSE
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Georges Schoucair
Shirin Abu Shaqra

Producer

Emmanuel Barrault
Abdallah Daif

EVEN TO CHINA
Dubai Film Connection

Algeria

Director

Yanis Koussim
Mohammed Hirech

Producer

Tewfik Rays

EYE OF THE DEVIL
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

FARHA
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan

Director

Darin J. Sallam

Producer

Deema Azar

FISH KILLED TWICE
Enjaaz

Egypt, France and United Arab Emirates

Director

Fawzi Saleh

Producer

Karim Aitouna
Eman Hemaida
Thomas Micoulet

FROM A PALM TREE TO THE STARS
Dubai Film Connection

France and Germany

Director

Leila Albayaty

Producer

Michel Balagué

GAZA D.C.
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine and Tunisia

Director

Rashid Masharawi

Producer

Habib Attia

GHOST HUNTING
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Raed Andoni

Producer

Palmyre Badinier

GIRL MADE OF DUST
Dubai Film Connection

France, Germany and Lebanon

Director

Hiam Abbass

Producer

Sabine Sidawi

HAIFA STREET
Dubai Film Connection

Iraq, Qatar, Australia and Jordan

Director

Mohanad Hayal

Producer

Hala Alsalman

HEJAZ KAR
Dubai Film Connection

Iraq

Director

Oday Rasheed

Producer

Majed Rasheed

HEROES, LORDS OF PEACE
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Joana Hadjithomas
Khalil Joreige

Producer

Edouard Mauriat

HOUSEKEEPING
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon and Egypt

Director

Mazen Khaled

Producer

Pascal Diot

IBRAHIM
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon and Palestine

Director

Lina Alabed

Producer

Rami Nihawi

IBRAHIM REALMS
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Remi Itani

Producer

Dima Al-Joundi

IDEAL LOVE
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon and France

Director

Dima El-Horr

Producer

Arnaud Dommerc

ILLUSION
Dubai Film Connection

Belgium and Iraq

Director

Bavi Yassin

Producer

Jan Roekens

IN THE LAND OF WONDER
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Nadine Khan

Producer

Jennifer Leigh Peterson

JACKIE AND THE 40 YELLOW CABS
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Mahmoud al Massad

Producer

Jackie Sawiris

JADDOLAND
Enjaaz

Kuwait and United States of America (USA)

Director

Nadia Shihab

Producer

Talal Al-Muhanna

JOINT POSSESSION
Enjaaz

France and Morocco

Director

Leila Kilani

Producer

Emmanuel Barrault

KHAROUF
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Ahmed Ibrahim

Producer

Samina Akbari

KILO 56
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Marianne Khoury
Mohammed Hammad

Producer

Marianne Khoury

LIFE=CINEMATIC IMPERFECTIONS
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Avedis Kaprealian

Producer

Carole Abboud

LOLLIPOP
Enjaaz

Saudi Arabia

Director

Hanaa Saleh Alfassi

Producer

Hanaa Saleh Alfassi
Abdullah Kurashi

MACHOS
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Rami Kodeih

Producer

Lara Fadel
Marc Fadel

MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Ziad Doueiri

Producer

Jean Bréhat
Tim Perell

ME, MYSELF AND MARDOCH
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan

Director

Yahya Al Abdullah

Producer

Rula Nasser

MEN IN THE SUN
Dubai Film Connection

Denmark, Greece and United Kingdom

Director

Mahdi Fleifel

Producer

Patrick Campbell
Signe Byrge

METRO SUFI
Dubai Film Connection

United Arab Emirates

Director

Mahmoud Kaabour

Producer

Paul Smaczny

MOTHER HUSSEIN
Dubai Film Connection

Iraq

Director

Mohamed Al-Daradji

Producer

Isabelle Stead

MUNICH: A PALESTINIAN STORY
Enjaaz

Palestine

Director

Nasri Hajjaj

Producer

Nasri Hajjaj

MY FAVORITE FABRIC
Dubai Film Connection

Syria

Director

Gayaneh Jiji

Producer

Tatiana Bouchain
Sabine Sidawi

NIGHT TRAINS
Dubai Film Connection

Iraq, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Hungary

Director

Koutaiba Al-Janabi

Producer

Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Hanna Heffner

OBLIVION
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Atef Hetata

Producer

Gabriel Khoury

ONE DAY AND 124 NIGHTS
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Sabine El Chamaa

Producer

Andreas Atzwanger

ONE OF THESE DAYS
Enjaaz

Lebanon and Qatar

Director

Nadim Tabet

Producer

Georges Schoucair

PAGAN MAGIC
Dubai Film Connection

Morocco

Director

Fyzal Boulifa

Producer

Louise Bellicaud

PAPION ON TOP OF THE WATER TANK
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan

Director

Yahya Al Abdullah

Producer

Rula Nasser

PASSERBY
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Kamal Aljafari

Producer

Levon Melikian

REPLACEMENT
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Gilles Tarazi

Producer

Jean Philippe Bernard
Francis Doré

SABIEH
Enjaaz

Iraq

Director

Dhyaa Joda

Producer

Dhyaa Joda

SALEM
Enjaaz

United Arab Emirates

Director

Nujoom Alghanem

Producer

Heather Grace Maytham

SEPTEMBER 20
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Ibrahim El Batout

Producer

Maggie Morgan

SHARAF
Dubai Film Connection

Germany and Egypt

Director

Samir Nasr

Producer

Alexander Ris

SMILE, YOU'RE IN JEDDAH
Dubai Film Connection

Saudi Arabia

Director

Ahd Kamel

Producer

Layaly Badr
Amr Waked

SON OF A VERY IMPORTANT MAN
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Najwa Najjar

Producer

Hani Kort

SPLITS
Dubai Film Connection

United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, France and Lebanon

Director

Bassem Breish

Producer

Eric Trometer

STATELESS
Dubai Film Connection

Morocco

Director

Narjiss Nejjar

Producer

Lamia Chraibi

TERYAQ
Enjaaz

Saudi Arabia

Director

Mujtaba Saeed

Producer

Hasan Saeed
Ali Saeed

THE BRIDGE
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Hala Lotfy

Producer

Mohamed Samir

THE EAGLE AND THE BUTTERFLY
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon and France

Director

Philippe Aractingi

Producer

Philippe Aractingi
Denis Carot

THE FLAG
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Firas Khoury

Producer

Hany Abu-Assad

THE FOREIGN SON
Dubai Film Connection

France

Director

Abdallah Badis

Producer

Rachid Khaldi

THE FORGOTTEN
Dubai Film Connection

Palestine

Director

Ghada Terawi

Producer

May Odeh

THE GREAT FAMILY
Dubai Film Connection

France and Lebanon

Director

Eliane Raheb

Producer

Lara Abou Saifan

THE INHERITOR
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Halim Sabbagh

Producer

Myriam Sassine

THE MAIDEN'S POND
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Bassem Breish

Producer

Roman Roitman

THE MAKING OF
Dubai Film Connection

United Kingdom

Director

Mahdi Fleifel

Producer

Purnima Ramadorai

THE NOTEBOOKS
Dubai Film Connection

Canada, France and Lebanon

Director

Joana Hadjithomas
Khalil Joreige

Producer

Georges Schoucair
Carole Scotta

THE PATH OF THE FIG TREES
Dubai Film Connection

Syria

Director

Meyar Al Roumi

Producer

Emmanuel Agneray

THE PERFECTIONIST (WORKING TITLE)
Dubai Film Connection

Syria

Director

Diana El Jeiroudi

Producer

Orwa Nyrabia

THE SHOE KEEPER
Dubai Film Connection

Algeria

Director

Farid Benchaouche

Producer

Svetlana Novak
Ahmed Yassine Laloui

THE SON OF THE SEA
Dubai Film Connection

France, Morocco and Canada

Director

Najat Jellab

Producer

Farida Fdani

THE TIME (OFF DE CONCORD ?)
Dubai Film Connection

Algeria

Director

Merzak Allouache

Producer

Véronique Zerdoun

THE TREASURE
Dubai Film Connection

France

Director

Abdellah Taïa

Producer

Marie Ange Luciani

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND ME
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan

Director

Maryam Juma

Producer

Inka Dewitz

THE WORLD IS MINE (WHEN I AM WITH YOU)
Dubai Film Connection

Egypt

Director

Dina Hamza

Producer

Marianne Khoury

TISLIT
Dubai Film Connection

Morocco

Director

Hicham Falah

Producer

Guillaume De Seille

TOUDA
Dubai Film Connection

Morocco

Director

Daoud Aoulad Syad

Producer

Lamia Chraibi

TREES ALSO DIE
Dubai Film Connection

Canada, France and Lebanon

Director

Rabih El Amine

Producer

Ziad Touma

TREMPOLINE
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Elie Khalife

Producer

Georges Schoucair

UNTIL THE END OF TIME
Enjaaz

Algeria

Director

Yasmine Chouikh

Producer

Karima Chouikh

UPSIDE DOWN
Dubai Film Connection

Lebanon

Director

Ahmad Ghossein

Producer

Marwan Alaily

WEIGHT THROWERS
Dubai Film Connection

Morocco

Director

Hind Bensari

Producer

Vibeke Vogel
Habib Attia

WESTERN ARABS
Dubai Film Connection

Denmark, Egypt and Palestine

Director

Omar Shargawi

Producer

Katrin Pors

WHISPERS OF ASIA
Enjaaz

Canada, India, Iraq and United Arab Emirates

Director

Baz Shamoun

Producer

Rahila Bootwala

WHO KILLED $ARA?!
Enjaaz

United Arab Emirates

Director

Mohammed Alsaber

Producer

Mohammed Alsaber

YASMEEN
Dubai Film Connection

Jordan

Director

Amin Matalqa

Producer

Fadi Sarraf
David Pritchard

YOU ARE ALGERIA
Dubai Film Connection

France

Director

Farid Bentoumi

Producer

Frederic Jouve