Supporting, Encouraging Arab Cinema
New Century has an unparalleled passion for building a sustainable and constantly growing film industry in the Arab world and building bridges between filmmakers, celebrities and innovative young talents in the Arab world with the aim of telling a story that can make a difference. Believing in the importance of festivals and film events to introduce diverse content to Egyptian audiences and provide artistic and cultural exchange between filmmakers from different countries, Dollar Film sponsors numerous festivals and film events in Egypt through offering financial grants, screening equipment or financial support.

Cairo Film Connection
During the activities of Cairo Film Connection (CFC), held on the margins of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), New Century Production presented its $10,000 worth cash prize to the Egyptian feature film project About Her. Currently in post-production, the film is directed by Islam El Azzazi and produced by Dina Farouk and Rina Khoury. Website:
CineGouna SpringBoard
The film project Captains of Za'atari by director Ali El Arabi snatched a monetary award of $10,000 from New Century Production that grants it to one of the unique film projects in the post-production phase. The film took part in CineGouna SpringBoard, one of CineGouna Platform's programs held on the sidelines of the 3rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival. Website:
El Gouna Film Festival
New Century grants a cash prize for the film projects participating in CineGouna Platform. In 2017, the Lebanese film project Costa Brava, directed by Mounia Akl, won the New Century Award worth $10,000. Additionally, Egyptian director Ayten Amin won the award worth $15,000 for her film Soad. Website:
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts
Dollar Film provided the festival’s 20th edition with financial support. Website:
Cairo International film festival
Dollar Film provided DCP Machine for the festival’s film screenings at the Cairo Opera House. Meanwhile, New Century offers cash prizes worth $10,000 for the selected film projects in the development and production phases during the two editions of the festival’s Cairo Film Connection. Website:
Zawya Cinema Initiative
Dollar Film (New Century) supported the launch of Zawya Initiative in partnership with Misr International Films by allocating a screening hall in Odeon Cinema in 2014. Zawya Initiative aims to promote film culture in Egypt by utilizing existing cinemas to regularly screen Arab as well as foreign films. Website:
Luxor african film festival
Dollar Film provided a DCP Machine for the festival’s film screenings in several theaters in Luxor. Website:
Dubai International Film Festival
New Century offered an award worth $10,000 for the directors of unique film projects in the Dubai Film Connection at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013 to encourage Arab filmmaking. The New Century Award was won by the film project Bastard directed by Uda Benyamina. Website: