Last year the Netherlands Film Fund launched Cypher Cinema, the scheme that puts self-taught film talent in the spotlight.
Out of 113 applications from different regions and overseas territories, 20 projects were selected for a development grant. Our producer, director and experienced coach Ibrahim Karatay has intensively supervised 6 of those projects. In the last round, four filmmakers received a realization grant. Two of them, Dina's Dabke by Randa Nassar and Iskander by Donnya Zidan, are coached by Ibrahim. We wish all filmmakers the best of luck with their films.