APPLICATIONS

for MENA Directors

Regulations

CLOSE UP

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15th 2019

  • Applicants must be citizens of one of the countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey & United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Yemen.
  • Workshops and tutorial sessions will be held in English, so the participants must be able to communicate in this language.
  • Submitted Projects must have an international relevancy.
  • The selected filmmakers should be ready to collaborate during the program with an international Co-Producer.
  • Participants will have to participate in a full series of three workshops within 9 months.
  • The project submitted may be in a stage of development, pre-production or production.
  • Applicant may act as a director-producer of a project.
  • Eligible are first/second time filmmakers who made at least one short film but not more than three one-hour films.

Application Form

CLOSE UP

PLEASE NOTE:

Applications must be submitted in English
For additional information contact us at:   info@closeupinitiative.org

DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

The Applications should be sent on one PDF file and should include:

  • Up to 2 Pages Synopsis
  • One page Director's Statement
  • Narrative structure & Visual Approach (if applicable)
  • Status of the project
  • Short Bio Director
  • Short Bio Producer/Co-Producer if any
  • A Top-Sheet Budget & Financial Plan in EUR/USD
  • Photo(s) between 1-3 stills that represent the project
  • Online streaming link to a previous cinematic work
  • Online streaming link to visual materials of the submitted project - a teaser/scenes/footage
  • Online streaming link of 3-4 minutes self-presentation video describing your connection to the film and motivation to take part in Close-Up program