DIFF  |  Dubai Film Market  |  Enjaaz  |  Enjaaz Feature Films 
Enjaaz

Enjaaz Feature is the post-production film funding programme at the heart of the Dubai Film Market. Enjaaz Feature provides post-production financial support to film projects led by Arab film-makers.

WHY ENJAAZ FEATURE?

  • Widens the choice of Arab films shown to audiences.
  • Raises the profile of Arab films in festivals and international film markets.
  • Increases opportunities for international sales and distribution of Arab films.
  • Builds a sustainable film industry in the region.
Emerging and established film-makers from the Arab world working on independent and commercial fiction and non- fiction feature films are strongly encouraged to apply to Enjaaz Feature.

WHAT’S ENJAAZ FEATURE?

The region is experiencing a cinema renaissance, as young filmmakers and experienced directors attempt to launch bold and exciting projects to share with a home-grown and international audience. Enjaaz Feature is keen on supporting these innovators to ensure their projects are completed and reach a wider viewership.

Enjaaz Feature was designed to help film-makers from the region complete their feature films and bring them to audiences around the world. It aims to stimulate Arab filmmaking and develop their skills, as well as offer financial support towards the post- production of Arab feature film projects.

Enjaaz reserves the right to determine the amount of the funding awarded to each project.


ELIGIBILITY

PROJECTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ENJAAZ*:

1. Feature fiction film of minimum length of sixty (60) minutes or a feature non- fiction film of minimum length of fifty two (52) minutes.
2. Directed by a film-maker of Arab nationality or origin**.
3. Centered on the Arab world, Arab history and/or Arab culture.
4. A Complete rough cut of the entire film.
5. Have a detailed budget and post-production schedule/timeline.
6. The original work of a sole author or collaboration with other authors.


THE SELECTION PROCESS

The Enjaaz Committee will review the submitted projects seeking post- production financial support.
Applicants will be informed in writing of the Enjaaz Committee’s decision, approximately eight (8) weeks after the closing date.

* Unless a special waiver is granted by Enjaaz.
**Arab Nationality and/or of Origin shall mean people from one or more of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.


For any further information please write to Enjaaz