Fleifel and Campbell aim to raise US$30,000 to secure a seven-day commercial run in Los Angeles County, one of the main eligibility requirements set forth by the Academy.
UAE-supported Palestinian documentary launches crowdfunding campaign for Oscar consideration
A World Not Ours, a UK-Danish-Lebanese co-production by the UAE-born Palestinian director Mahdi Fleifel and the producer Patrick Campbell, has launched a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Aflamnah.com to qualify for consideration in the 87th Academy Awards next year.
A World Not Ours received the Sanad grant in 2012 from Abu Dhabi Film Festival and was the recipient of three ADFF 2012 awards: The Black Pearl award for Best Documentary; Fipresci Critics Award; and Netpac Critics Award. Fleifel also served as a juror in the Documentary Feature Competition Jury at ADFF last year.
The film is a witty portrait of three generations in the Ain El-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon. Based on personal recordings and historical footage, the film is a sensitive study of friendship and family.
Fleifel and Campbell aim to raise US$30,000 (Dh111,000) to secure a seven-day commercial run in Los Angeles County, one of the main eligibility requirements set forth by the Academy.
The campaign offers rewards in exchange for pledges ($10 to $15,000) ranging from thank-you and executive-producer credits to script evaluations for aspiring filmmakers.