Established in 2010, SANAD ("support" in Arabic) is the development and post- production fund of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). It provides talented filmmakers from the Arab world with meaningful support from within the region toward the development or completion of their narrative and documentary feature- length films.
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. It also offers year- round support and publicity for selected projects to help connect filmmakers to potential partners, funding opportunities and audiences.
With USD 500,000 at its disposal annually, SANAD awards grants up to USD 20,000 for development projects and as much as USD 60,000 for films in post-production.