Screen Sharjah Support Fund

Sharjah Film Commission has created a pool of funds of AED 3,000,000 under ‘Screen Sharjah Support Fund’ aiming to provide financial support to filmmakers. The beneficiaries are not requested to return the allotted fund but shall agree to share revenue from the film project. Percentage of revenue share will be discussed and agreed for each individual project.

Criteria: Filmmakers, who are in project initiation stage or in short of extra funding, may apply for the fund scheme for their filming project. Each project will be reviewed by members of the commission to determine the level of contribution. The maximum cap of funding is AED 350,000 for any single project.

Eligibility: Filmmakers, working in association with a local company registered under Shams Media City, may directly apply to avail ‘Screen Sharjah Support Fund’. The applicants, shooting at least 50% of their project within Sharjah, may be eligible for this fund after approval from the commission.

Eligible Projects: 

  • Feature films
  • Short Films

Complete and comprehensive details of the film project should be submitted to members of the commission for review. One soft copy (electronic) and one hard copy of the details with all supporting documents should be sent to:

Sharjah Film Commission,

Al Messaned,

Al Bataeh,

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

P.O. Box: 515000

funds@filminsharjah.ae