May 16, 2022

NOTHING CALLED HOME Selected to Sunny Side of the Doc 2022

NOTHING CALLED HOME has been selected to Sunny Side of the Doc! Congratulations to director Arkus and producer Gargi Chakrabarti! As part of Sunny Side’s New Voices […]
May 16, 2022

Close Up 2022 / 2023 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Close Up 2022 / 2023 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Close Up is very happy to announce our call for applications for our fourth edition! After an incredibly […]
May 9, 2022

Haven’t caught the first episode of our podcast yet?

Haven’t caught the first episode of our podcast yet? LISTEN NOW! >> https://tinyurl.com/CloseUpPodcast Our podcast is centered around the notion of cultural legacy is one of […]
May 7, 2022

Apply Now: Alter-Ciné Foundation Documentary Grant

Filmmakers – apply now to the Alter-Ciné Foundation! The deadline for submissions is AUGUST 15. Every year, the Foundation awards a grant of 10,000 Canadian dollars […]
May 3, 2022

Close Up Partners with The Whickers

Close Up Partners with The Whickers   We are very happy to announce that a brand new documentary funding award for filmmakers in Southwest Asia And […]
May 1, 2022

Two Close Up Projects at Sheffield MeetMarket

Two Close Up Projects at Sheffield MeetMarket Two Close Up projects have been selected for Sheffield DocFest MeetMarket pitching forum! We congratulate the filmmakers and wish […]
April 14, 2022

BAGHDAD ON FIRE in Hot Docs Dealmaker

BAGHDAD ON FIRE in Hot Docs Dealmaker Along with two Close Up projects in Hot Docs Forum, we are thrilled another project will partake in Hot […]
April 13, 2022

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Rachida El Garani

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: RACHIDA EL GARANI Learn about the talented and determined filmmaker Rachida El Garani! Rachida is a Close Up alumna with her film IN […]
April 12, 2022

SHE WAS NOT ALONE Wins Culture Resource Production Grant

SHE WAS NOT ALONE Wins Culture Resource Production Grant Congratulations to director Hussein Al-Asadi and producer Huda Al-Kadhimi! Their project – SHE WAS NOT ALONE – […]