Islamic Scholarship Fund Winners attend Tribeca Film Festival

ISF is now working with a pipeline of over 70 American Muslim filmmakers. This year, 12 of the ISF Film Grant recipients attended the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City from June 7-18. 

Islamic Scholarship Fund Winners attend Tribeca Film Festival

The Islamic Scholarship Fund began its Film Grant in 2014, to create more room for Muslim stories and to support Muslim filmmakers. ISF is now working with a pipeline of over 70 American Muslim filmmakers. Since the grant program began, it has awarded $365,000 to promising filmmakers. This year, 12 of the ISF Film Grant recipients attended the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City from June 7-18. 

Jude Chehab, a 2016 ISF Film Grant recipient, premiered her documentary feature “Q” at the festival. “Q” (2023) is a personal story for Chehab, as it chronicles her family’s relationship with a women’s religious order that originated in Syria. Chehab won the Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director. She also won the Grand Jury Award for the International First Feature Competition at SheffieldDoc Fest earlier this June. 

The ISF Film Grant cohort also attended the Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest or SXSW Film and TV Festival earlier this year. Previous ISF recipients include Fatimah Asghar, author of “If They Come for Us,” comedian Preacher Moss, and director Fawzia Mirza. The ISF also has a new initiative with Rifelion, the ISF x Rifelion Writers Access Initiative, a new initiative that includes the opportunity to have their scripts produced and featured in an anthology with Rifelion well as to attend workshops with industry mentors.

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