We are thrilled to announce the 17 selected projects from Southwest Asia and North Africa for the 2022-2023 Close Up program!
This year we received more than 140 applications for the Close Up 2022-2023 program from all across the region. This was a record number of submissions and we were very impressed by the diversity and originality showcased within the submissions.
The selected filmmakers hail from as diverse backgrounds as Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Jordan/Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. The urgency and necessity to support independent filmmakers from the region couldn’t be more emphasised these days.
Close Up partners and team are committed to continue maintaining the safe space it has created and providing the crucial support to help bring these urgent films to the big screen.