Launching the $20,000 Zoomaal Must See Film Challenge Beirut,

Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 20, 2014 – After the huge success with the “Women Pioneers Challenge” and successfully raising $188,000 for 13 projects, Zoomaal, the leading crowdfunding platform in the MENA region is launching its third challenge entitled the “Must See Film Challenge”.
The ‘Must See Film Challenge’ will foster the vibrant independent filmmakers’ community in the Arab region and gives an opportunity for every aspiring film maker to get noticed by the crowd. The world as its audience! The ‘Must See Film Challenge’ will feature the works of more than 45 aspiring Arab film makers with projects that tackle different aspects of Arab societies or personal life experiences through different genres such as comedy, action and drama
In the ‘Must See Film Challenge’, Zoomaal in partnership with Hivos will award $20,000 in matched funding for qualified projects, for each $1 contributed to projects; Zoomaal will put another $1 to double the impact.
Filmmakers have one main goal which revolves around collecting funds for their films in order to turn their ideas into reality. It’s the power of crowd to make this happen and help creative Arab filmmakers succeed.
To view projects and contribute to the one you like, please visit
Let’s Bring Back Arab Creativity
Zoomaal is a regional crowdfunding platform that aims to support innovative projects based in the Arab region. Zoomaal is funded by four of the leading institutional investors in the region and was recently featured on CNN and several other media outlets
Hivos is an international development organization guide by humanistic values. Together with local civil society organizations in developing countries, Hivos wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. Hivos has established in the last 60 years a network of donor organizations and private philanthropists around the world in art, innovation and social development.


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