Think Culture... Think Growth


Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, SANAD Fund

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, SANAD Fund

SANAD provides talented filmmakers from the MENA region with meaningful support from within the region towards the development (up to 20,000 USD per project) or completion of their narrative and documentary feature-length films (up to 60,000 USD per project). 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 for selected projects to help connect filmmakers to potential partners, funding opportunities and audiences. There are two open calls for applications each year.