December 20, 2023

Berlin Workshop December 2023

October 6, 2023

Projects 2023-2024

We are thrilled to announce the selection of 13 projects from Southwest Asia and North Africa for the upcoming 2023-2024 Close Up program, out of a total of 121 applications received from across the region!
January 16, 2023

News about Baghdad on Fire!

We are really happy to announce that BAGHDAD ON FIRE is selected for Slamdance Film Festival that will take place from January 20-26 in Park City […]
January 16, 2023

SAVOY will compete in the 2023 FIPADOC documentary section!

Congratulations to Zohar Wagner director of SAVOY – on the film’s selection to the International documentary section of FIPADOC. After a successful premiere at the Jerusalem […]
January 1, 2023

Happy New Year 2023!

The Close Up team wishes you a happy new year 2023!✨✨✨ May this upcoming year help us in our mission of encouraging, strengthening, and inspiring emerging […]
January 1, 2023

The first 2022-2023 Close Up workshop was a success!

The first 2022-2023 Close Up workshop was a success! Joining us in Jordan from December 9th to 16th, the seventeen selected filmmakers came from all around […]
January 1, 2023

Two Close Up projects have been selected to participate at the FIFDH Impact Days in Geneva!

We are proud to announce that two Close Up projects have been selected to participate at the FIFDH Impact Days in Geneva! Among the 110 international […]
January 1, 2023

Close Up gathering at IDFA 2022!

Greetings from Amsterdam! ✨✨ We are very happy to share with you that we had a Close Up alumni gathering in Amsterdam earlier in November!  It […]
January 1, 2023

Mariam Al-Dhubhani and Mohammed Al-Jaberi at the Silver Sun Foundation in Woodstock NY!

This is the end of the two weeks long residency fellowship offered by Silver Sun Foundation in Woodstock NY, to the project team of LET’S PLAY […]