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Cinephilia Productions

Cinephilia Productions New York based film production company and incubator championing African & Middle Eastern filmmakers Founded in New York City in 2010, with a mission to champion the next generation of African and Middle Eastern storytellers and filmmakers, Cinephilia is a platform that occupies the space between ideation and production and is designed to embody storytelling as a genuine art form by creating a progressive space of inventive possibilities and novel ventures through various initiatives that provide training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Cinephilia's approach to storytelling bridges literature and cinema by focusing on genres such as auteur, cerebral, science fiction, avant-garde poetry, and literary adaptation. Over the past 10 years, Cinephilia has provided film education to over 1200 filmmakers, has incubated over 300 film projects (features, shorts, documentaries, and animation), produced award-winning short films, launched 6

Cinephilia's approach to storytelling bridges literature and cinema by focusing on genres such as auteur, cerebral, science fiction, avant-garde poetry, and literary adaptation. Over the past 10 years, Cinephilia has provided film education to over 1200 filmmakers, has incubated over 300 film projects (features, shorts, documentaries, and animation), produced award-winning short films, launched 6

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We are happy to announce the official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom (April 2022 session) with 6 proj...
04/12/2022
Official Selection: Cinephilia Film Development Workroom — Cinephilia

We are happy to announce the official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom (April 2022 session) with 6 projects by filmmakers Abisola Aboaba, Lily Lyor Askenazi, Garima Soni, Mohamed Hamad, Olivia Lifungula, Josh Seven, and Monique Maria Schmidt. Learn more about the filmmakers:

Official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom, April 2022 Session.

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Filmlab: Palestine and Cinephilia Productions in partnership with El Gouna Film Festival invi...
04/10/2022

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Filmlab: Palestine and Cinephilia Productions in partnership with El Gouna Film Festival invite Arab film professionals to apply for the 3rd edition of Sunbird Stories, a state-of-the-art development and production program that intends to develop five narrative short films for young audiences across the Arab World.
A jury of industry professionals will award one- two projects during the closing ceremony of CineGouna, each $20,000.
To apply, please read the eligibility requirements and project criteria carefully prior to submitting your application.
To apply: https://www.flp.ps/ar/content/حكايات-طائر-الشمس-2022-النسخة-الثالثة-–-أفلام-للأطفال-واليافعين
فتح باب التقديم: برنامج حكايات طائر الشمس
مؤسسة فيلم لاب فلسطين، وسينيفيليا للإنتاج، بالتعاون مع مهرجان الجونة السينمائي يدعون صناع الأفلام العرب للتقدم لبرنامج حكايات طائر الشمس بنسخته الثالثه.
سيتم اختيار خمسة مشاريع من العالم العربي موجهه الأطفال، اليافعين والعائلة للعمل على تطوير مشاريعهم من حيث: كتابة السيناريو، الإنتاج و الإخراج.
ستمنح لجنة التحكيم ضمن منصة الجونة السينمائية مشروع أو اثنان من المشاريع المشاركة جائزة إنتاج قيمتها 20,000 $ لكل مشروع.
للتقدم والمشاركة، يرجى قراءة شروط الأهلية والقبول قبل المباشرة بعملية التقديم

Congrats to Cinephilia fellow Sohail Dahdal on wrapping the  production of his short film “Khaled & Neema” the winner pr...
03/29/2022

Congrats to Cinephilia fellow Sohail Dahdal on wrapping the production of his short film “Khaled & Neema” the winner project of the Sunbird Stories Production Prize 2020. Sunbird Stories is a program launched by Filmlab Palestine & Cinephilia Productions to develop and produce films for children and youth audiences by Arab filmmakers.

New York! Come out to see the incredibly powerful documentary Their Algeria  / Leur Algérie by Lina Soualem (Winner of C...
03/02/2022

New York! Come out to see the incredibly powerful documentary Their Algeria / Leur Algérie by Lina Soualem (Winner of Cinephilia Bound Prize) at Lincoln Center You don’t want to miss this.

NEW YORK NEW YORK

Their Algeria will be screened on March 16th at 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center) as the opening film of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, followed by a Q&A with the director Lina Soualem.

Early bird tickets are still available on this link : https://filmfreeway.com/SRFF22/tickets

See you there hand 👋

Agat films - Ex nihilo Lightdox The International Emerging Film Talent Association Cinephilia Productions BlackStar Film Festival Festival de films CINEMANIA Variety

We are excited to announce the official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom (March 2022 session) with 6 pr...
02/28/2022
Official Selection: Cinephilia Film Development Workroom — Cinephilia

We are excited to announce the official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom (March 2022 session) with 6 projects by filmmakers Olatomi Falore, Dwan Kaoukji, Yousef Abu-Ulbeh, Mira Nimri, Malik Maliki, and Aakash Shewakaramani.

Official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom, March 2022 Session.

Congratulations to the two teams that were awarded the Sunbird Stories Prize of $20k each. We are very excited for you a...
10/25/2021

Congratulations to the two teams that were awarded the Sunbird Stories Prize of $20k each. We are very excited for you and can’t wait to see your films come to life.

Flying Salama by Mohamed Kassaby & Mohamed Kateb
The Red Stripe by Samer Battikhi & Hayat Abu Samra

Thank you El Gouna Film Festival for hosting our program at CineGouna.
Sunbird stories is a program launched by Filmlab: Palestine & Cinephilia Productions with the support of Drosos Foundation.

As Sunbird Stories program comes to an end, we are eager to thank our program mentors and guest speakers who made a prof...
10/19/2021

As Sunbird Stories program comes to an end, we are eager to thank our program mentors and guest speakers who made a profound impact on the 5 selected projects.

Cinephilia Productions & Filmlab: Palestine, in partnership with El Gouna Film Festival and Drosos Foundation are please...
10/18/2021

Cinephilia Productions & Filmlab: Palestine, in partnership with El Gouna Film Festival and Drosos Foundation are pleased to invite you to a Happy Hour event on the occasion of the 2nd edition of the Sunbird Stories Program.

Join us on Tuesday the 19th of October at 5:30pm @TUB Rooftop, El Gouna

For more details, please contact [email protected].

Cinephilia is pleased to announce the official selection of 5 projects out of 51 submissions to participate in the 2nd e...
08/24/2021

Cinephilia is pleased to announce the official selection of 5 projects out of 51 submissions to participate in the 2nd edition of Sunbird Stories, a program that produces films for children and youth audiences.
. Ginger by Ahlam Bsharat and Mohamed Abu Maliq (Palestine)
. The Red Stripe by Samer Battikhi and Hayat Abu Samra (Jordan)
. Flying Salama by Mohamed Kassaby and Mohamed Kateb (Egypt)
. A Whale eats a whole kingdom of fish by Morad Mostafa and Seif El Deen Konsowa (Egypt)
. The Great Fixer by Farah Chaya and Bassel Mamoun (Lebanon)

Sunbird Stories is a program launched by Cinephilia Productions and Filmlab: Palestine
In partnership with El Gouna Film Festival and with the support of Drosos Foundation.

We are excited to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom with 4 projects by filmmakers ...
08/14/2021

We are excited to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom with 4 projects by filmmakers Sunny King, Fateema Al Hamaydeh Miller, Josef Khallouf, and Sina Sultani.
Learn more about the filmmakers.
www.Cinephiliaproductions.com/workroomfilmmakers

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Cinephilia Productions and Filmlab: Palestine in partnership with El Gouna Film Festival and ...
07/19/2021
Call For Applications: 2nd edition SUNBIRD STORIES, Cinephilia Productions X Filmlab Palestine — Cinephilia

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Cinephilia Productions and Filmlab: Palestine in partnership with El Gouna Film Festival and Drosos Foundation invite Arab film professionals residing in the Arab world to apply for the 2nd edition of Sunbird Stories, a state-of-the-art development and production program that intends to develop five narrative short films for youth and children audiences across the Arab World.

A jury of industry professionals will award two projects during the closing ceremony of CineGouna, each $20,000 plus in-kind production and post-production services.

To apply, please read the eligibility requirements and project criteria carefully prior to submitting your application. Application deadline: August 10.
https://cinephiliaproductions.com/sunbirdstories

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Sunbird Stories is a state-of-the-art development and production program created by Filmlab Palestine and Cinephilia Productions and presented in partnership with by El Gouna Film Festival and Drosos Foundation.

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05/12/2021

Free Palestine 🇵🇸 #savesheikhjarrah #freepalestine #gazaunderattack

We are excited to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom with 6 projects by filmmakers ...
04/29/2021

We are excited to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom with 6 projects by filmmakers Akuchinyerem 'Kuchi Chris' Okonkwo (Nigeria), Eiman Mirghani (Sudan), Maysaa Almumin (Kuwait), Nicole Asinugo (Nigeria), Omar Aburashed (Palestine/USA), and Sabrine Hossamy (Egypt).
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Big Congrats to Cinephilia fellow Nisan Dag for being awarded the Best International Feature Film Award at Santa Barbara...
04/11/2021

Big Congrats to Cinephilia fellow Nisan Dag for being awarded the Best International Feature Film Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her feature film When I’m Done Dying (project selected at Cinephilia Bound Cannes 2017) 👏🏽👏🏽♥️
#cinephiliaproductions #cinephiliafellow #nisandag #whenimdonedyingmovie

Congrats to Sunbird Stories Award winner Palestinian director Émile Saba for wrapping production on his short film “Orni...
03/25/2021

Congrats to Sunbird Stories Award winner Palestinian director Émile Saba for wrapping production on his short film “Ornina & The Ghoula”.
The script was developed with the support of the first edition of the Cinephilia X Filmlab: Palestine Sunbird Stories program, which aims to develop and produce short narrative films for children and youth audiences.

Cinephilia is pleased to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom, January 2021 Session. ...
01/15/2021
Official Selection: Cinephilia Film Development Workroom — Cinephilia

Cinephilia is pleased to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom, January 2021 Session. Filmmakers: Edelawit Hussien (Ethiopia), Alex Burunova (USA), Zeynep Köprülü (Turkey), Bouchtia Yossera (Morocco/USA), Faisal Attrache (Syria/USA), Samer Battikhi(Jordan), Walid Said (Jordan/Palestine), and Noora Alawadi (UAE).
Learn more about the filmmakers and their projects:
https://cinephiliaproductions.com/workroomfilmmakers

Official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom, January 2021 Session.

12/24/2020

🎉🎊2020 marked 10 years since Cinephilia was born. Thank you for being part of the journey! We look forward to serving filmmakers another decade of film, fun, and support. Cheers and Happy Holidays! 🍾

Are you developing a short, feature, or series? Apply to Cinephilia Film Development Workroom.  Cinephilia FDW is design...
11/23/2020
Call For Applications: Cinephilia Film Development Workroom — Cinephilia

Are you developing a short, feature, or series? Apply to Cinephilia Film Development Workroom.
Cinephilia FDW is designed to offer a unique experience for both emerging and professional film & television writers.
www.cinephiliaproductions.com/workroom

Cinephilia FDW is designed to offer a unique experience for both emerging and professional film & television writers. During the 4-week sessions, writers will be guided through the process of developing a narrative screenplay using hands-on exercises, creating project decks, and training to pitc

We are very excited to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom:• Alien Boy by Fawaz Al-M...
11/19/2020
Official Selection: Cinephilia Film Development Workroom — Cinephilia

We are very excited to announce the Official Selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom:
• Alien Boy by Fawaz Al-Matrouk
• Deep by Desmond Jackson
• Ibn El Leil by Mohamed Kassaby
• Lily’s Yesterday by Diana Abousaleh
• Majhol by Moayad Abualkhair
• Man Eater by Alexandra Mackey
• The Family Business by Erika Campany
Learn more about the selected filmmakers. 👌🏽🔥

Announcing the official selection of Cinephilia Film Development Workroom, November 2020 Session.

Congrats to Lina Su for winning the Best Arab Documentary at El Gouna Film Festival for her film Their Algeria  / Leur A...
10/31/2020

Congrats to Lina Su for winning the Best Arab Documentary at El Gouna Film Festival for her film Their Algeria / Leur Algérie winner of the Cinephilia Bound Prize in 2019 ✨✨ 👏🏽👏🏽

#cinephiliafellow #cinephiliaproductions #cinephiliabound

Cinephilia and Filmlab: Palestine are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Sunbird Stories Jury Prize “Khaled an...
10/27/2020

Cinephilia and Filmlab: Palestine are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Sunbird Stories Jury Prize “Khaled and Nema” by Sohail Dahdal.
Mabrouk Sohail! 🤩🥳

The project will receive a cash prize of $10,000 plus in-kind services to facilitate production and post-production.

Sunbird Stories is supported by Postkod.

#cinephiliaproductions #filmlabpalestine #sunbirdstories #nextgeneration #childrenfilm #youthfilm

Cinephilia and Filmlab: Palestine are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Sunbird Stories Jury Prize “Ornina an...
10/27/2020

Cinephilia and Filmlab: Palestine are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Sunbird Stories Jury Prize “Ornina and The Ghula” by Bayan Shbib and Emile Saba.
Mabrouk Bayan and Emile! 🤩🥳

The project will receive a cash prize of $10,000 plus in-kind services to facilitate production and post-production.

Sunbird Stories is supported by Postkod.

#cinephiliaproductions #filmlabpalestine #sunbirdstories #nextgeneration #childrenfilm #youthfilm

10/26/2020
Sunbird Stories 2020 Jury Prize Announcement

Cinephilia Productions and Filmlab: Palestine are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Sunbird Stories Jury Prize.
Watch the Jury prize announcement video 🥳🥳🥳
Mabrouk! 🤩

The Sunbird Stories Jury – comprised of Palestinian American filmmakerSuha Araj, the Youth Programmes Specialist at Doha Film Institute and core programmer at Ajyal Film Festival Aya Al Blouchi, and Egyptian Austrian filmmaker Abu Bakr Shawky – has landed the choice on two projects that hold the fantastical element of children stories with universal themes that are timeless, classic, and will live on for generations.

Each project will receive a cash prize of $10,000 plus in-kind services to facilitate production and post-production.

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