December 5, 2021

Storytelling Edit Lab Continues

Close Up Storytelling Edit Lab in Berlin continues! The second half of the lab has intense but fruitful, as the filmmakers, together with editing mentors, have […]
December 3, 2021

Edit Lab in Berlin Days 1 & 2

Storytelling Edit Lab in Berlin Days 1 & 2   Greetings from Berlin! Our Storytelling Edit Lab is well underway as day one and day two […]
November 29, 2021

Close Up Filmmaker Farahnaz Sharifi at IDFA 2021

We would like to congratulate IDFA on their successful 2021 edition, especially despite the difficulties and uncertainties they faced in just the days leading up to […]
November 24, 2021

North African Filmmakers: Apply Now for Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund

To our filmmakers from North Africa – you are welcome to apply to the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund! Applications close DECEMBER 1. Established in 2011 […]
November 22, 2021

Filmmakers: Apply Now for Catapult Film Fund’s Development Grant

CLOSE UP encourages filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa to apply now for Catapult Film Fund’s Development Grant! Submissions close NOVEMBER 30.   Catapult gives […]
November 17, 2021

Close Up 2021: A Year in Review

Our work is more important now than it ever has before, as art and culture continues to rise beyond national state identities and official political narratives. […]
December 29, 2020

Workshops 2020-2021

November 27, 2020

Projects 2020/2021

The projects were selected amongst more than 80 Applications from all across Southwest Asia & North Africa, including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kurdish-Turkish, Kurdish-Syrian, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey & UAE.
July 24, 2020

Projects 2019/2020

The projects were selected among 123 applications submitted to Close Up from all across Southwest Asia and North Africa, including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey & United Arab Emirates.