January 19, 2022

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Elaheh Nobakht

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Elaheh Nobakht We’re very excited to do our first FILMMAKER IN FOCUS post, a series of posts that will highlight specific Close Up […]
January 5, 2022

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE to be Pitched at FIPADOC in Biarritz, France

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE to be Pitched at FIPADOC in Biarritz, France   Congratulations to Rachida El Garani, director of IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE, on the […]
January 1, 2022

Happy New Year from Close Up!

Happy New Year from Close Up!     On the first day of 2022, we wish a happy, healthy, and film-filled year ahead to our filmmakers, […]
December 28, 2021

BAGHDAD ON FIRE Selected to FIFDH Geneva’s Impact Days 2022

BAGHDAD ON FIRE Selected to FIFDH Geneva’s Impact Days 2022   BAGHDAD ON FIRE, a Close Up project from last year, has been selected to FIFDH […]
December 20, 2021

First Workshop of 2021 / 2022 Completed!

First Workshop of 2021 / 2022 Completed!   We had a wonderfully busy, intensive, and energizing week last week, with the first workshop of our 2021 […]
December 13, 2021

Close Up Mourns the Loss of Filmmaker Yzza Slaoui

With deep sadness, terrible shock, and very heavy hearts, the Close Up team and family say goodbye to one of our dear filmmakers, Yzza Slaoui. The […]
December 12, 2021

Jude Chehab named in 25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM 2021 by Filmmaker Magazine

Jude Chehab named in 25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM 2021 by Filmmaker Magazine   Close Up filmmaker Jude Chehab (director of Q, which participated in […]
December 9, 2021

Summary of Storytelling Edit Lab

Summary of Storytelling Edit Lab Four Close Up film teams spent last week in Berlin participating in our very first Storytelling Edit Lab. It was an […]
December 7, 2021

Cineuropa Interview with Sigal Yehuda

Thanks to Cineuropa for the interview with founder and executive director Sigal Yehuda! Read the interview to learn more about Close Up, our recent edit lab, […]