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SANAD is the Development and Post-Production Fund of twofour54, providing talented Arab filmmakers with meaningful support towards the development or completion of their narrative and documentary feature-length films. SANAD offers up to 20,000 USD per project for the Development stage and up to 60,000 USD per project for the Post-Production stage with a total fund of 500,000 USD.

SANAD seeks out bold and remarkable projects from both new and established filmmakers with the aim of encouraging intercultural dialogue and artistic innovation, while building stronger networks within the region’s film industry.

SANAD also offers year-round support and publicity to grantees and their selected projects to help filmmakers connect with potential partners, further funding opportunities and audiences.


SANAD has 500,000 USD at its disposal annually and makes grants in the following categories:

  • Development: Up to 20,000 USD per project
  • Post-production: Up to 60,000 USD per project

SANAD reserves the right to determine the amount of the grant awarded to each recipient.

Application Period and Deadlines

There are two open calls for applications each calendar year.
Submission dates for 2016 are not yet announced.
Dates are subject to change.
Contact theSANAD Team