NAAS provides a range of services to its members, with the aim of supporting them toward institutional sustainability and development, creating opportunities to increase solidarity among them, and reconfiguring the cinema-going publics in the Arab region.


GRANTING:  Cinapses is designed as a grant program to encourage long-term, joint initiatives among NAAS members. It aims to lead members into new opportunities for institutional sustainability and programmatic development, create solidarity among members, activate network mobility, and build an ecosystem and strong tools to be used by everyone in the network and larger sector.


FILM RESOURCES: NAAS builds on the great diversity of the network to investigate alternative distribution schemes based on the mutualization of costs, expertise, information, resources, and tools pertaining to programming and film curation, outreach, community screenings and Q&A’s, as well as mediation with distributors. 


TRAININGS & REGIONAL MEETINGS: The NAAS trainings and regional meetings create momentum for alternative cinema exhibitors to meet, network, and elaborate strategies around common challenges and shared prospects.

Cinapses Cycle 2

Following the pilot version in 2017, NAAS implemented

2018 NAAS prize for film circulation

In 2018, the Prize for film circulation was awarded by a jury composed of NAAS members to the fil


In early 2017, the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) launched “Cinapses,” a pilot progra

2017 NAAS Prize for film circulation

In 2017 and through  2018, NAAS supported the subtitling and circulation of twelve new Arab and i

Creative Film Programming : Between Year-Round Cinema and the Film Festival

NAAS teamed up with Metropolis Cinema in Beirut to launch the second training program of “Cinapse

Archival Curation Workshop

In the absence of public policies that ensure the preservation of film heritage in their respecti

Project Development Workshop

In April 2017, NAAS organized its first Project Development Workshop, taking place in partnership

Round Table Discussions in Carthage

2-3 November 2016, Tunis