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Abu Dhabi’s SANAD Fund For Arab Filmmakers Announces Application Deadlines For 2011

This article was written for Abu Dhabi City Guide.

SANAD, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s fund for filmmakers from the Arab world, announced today this year’s application deadlines. The current cycle of applications closes on February 15, 2011. The next SANAD application cycle begins on February 16 and ends on July 1, 2011.

Launched in April last year, SANAD provides Arab filmmakers with support for their feature-length narrative or documentary projects. Each year, SANAD issues two open calls for applications and awards a total of US$500,000 in development and post-production grants.

In 2010, SANAD awarded development and post-production grants to 27 productions, 11 of which were debut features. Altogether, 20 narrative and seven documentary films received SANAD grants.

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