After an incredibly successful four years, Close Up is eagerly looking forward to their fifth cohort of talented filmmakers from Southwest Asia and North Africa! Close Up is an international independent NGO based in Brussels, Belgium that provides annual year-long training and development program for emerging documentary filmmakers from Southwest Asia and North Africa.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY JULY 9, 2023 23:59 CET.
FILMMAKERS FROM THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:
Afghanistan • Algeria • Armenia • Azerbaijan • Bahrain • Egypt • Georgia • Iran • Iraq • Israel • Jordan • Kuwait • Lebanon • Libya • Morocco • Oman • Palestine • Qatar • Saudi Arabia • Sudan • Syria • Tunisia • Turkey • UAE • Yemen
The selected 16 directors will receive:
- Fully-funded participation grant that covers tuition fee for the entire duration of the program for 9-months as well as flight tickets, accommodation and meals to attend the Close Up workshops
- Tailor-made mentorship for a period of 9-months from highly acclaimed professionals
- Consultancy mentorship by internationally award winning editors
- Networking opportunities with top leaders and experts from the international documentary industry
- Lectures on financing strategies and co-production opportunities
- Masterclasses by world-renowned filmmakers and industry experts
- Close Up Pitching Forum awards including cash prizes, residency fellowships in the US and market badges
- The opportunity to join our Close Up alumni community of supported filmmakers for further peer support
You can find all the details through following link: