August 7, 2022

THe Directors Elsadig Mohamed and Abuzar Osman won the Sørfond Award at the Durban FilmMart!

Congratulations to the directors Elsadig Mohamed and Abuzar Osman, and the producer Alyaa Musa, who pitch their project THE CAMERA NEVER CRIES to the 13th edition […]
August 7, 2022

Zohar Wagner’s project SAVOY won best directing and best editing awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival!

Congratulations to Zohar Wagner, whose film SAVOY premiered at Jerusalem Film Festival last week and won the Diamond Award for Directing and the Diamond Award for Editing! SAVOY participated in Close Up’s 2020 […]
August 6, 2022

CLOSE UP Call for applications 2022/2023 has ended successfully!

This year again, Close Up Call for applications has ended successfully. We received more than 140 applications for the Close Up 2022-2023 program from all across […]
August 1, 2022

Jude Chehab selected at Sundance 2022 Producers Summit

The 2022 Sundance Producers Program, which took place at the Sundance Resort in Utah, has selected Jude Chehab (director of the Close-Up mentored project Q), to […]
July 19, 2022


After the announcements we had for the WHICKERS BURSARY, DOCS UP FUND, CPH:DOX AND MEDIMED AWARDS in the last few weeks, we are super happy to […]
July 16, 2022

SAVOY will do its international premiere at the Jerusalem film festival !

Congratulations to Zohar Wagner, filmmaker that participated at the 2020-2021 edition of Close Up, with her film SAVOY! SAVOY traces back the story of Kohava Levi, a […]
July 16, 2022

OUT OF PLACE received a development grant from the Swedish Film Institute!

Congratulations to director Mohammed Al-Majdalawi whose project OUT OF PLACE received a development grant from the Swedish Film Institute, which promotes contemporary Swedish films of all […]
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 […]