NAAS is a network that champions innovation in cinema exhibition in the Arabic-speaking region. Through its work, NAAS aims to broaden the scope of films available to the Arab public and encourage dialogue around cinema and its history with the hopes of tapping into the potential presented by the collective experience of watching film in a public setting.
We support initiatives that attempt through their programming, events, space, outreach, and operation to support a vibrant and sustainable cinema culture with the aim of developing audiences engaging with film.
Through the yearly organization of regional encounters, film touring programs and workshops, NAAS provides support to its growing constellation of non-governmental cinema spaces.
Cinémathèque de Tanger (Tangier, Morocco)
Fédération Tunisienne des Ciné-Clubs (Tunis, Tunisia)
CinéMadart (Tunis, Tunisia)
Project’Heurts (Bejaïa, Algeria)
Wekalet Behna (Alexandria, Egypt)
Zawya (Cairo, Egypt)
Cimatheque (Cairo, Egypt)
Sudan Film Factory (Khartoum, Sudan)
Metropolis Cinema (Beirut, Lebanon)
FilmLab Palestine (Ramallah, Palestine)
Yabous Cultural Center (Jerusalem, Palestine)
Cinema Akil (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)