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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 […]

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 […]

Haven’t caught the first episode of our podcast yet?

Haven’t caught the first episode of our podcast yet? LISTEN NOW! >> https://tinyurl.com/CloseUpPodcast Our podcast is centered around the notion of cultural legacy is one of […]

Apply Now: Alter-Ciné Foundation Documentary Grant

Filmmakers – apply now to the Alter-Ciné Foundation! The deadline for submissions is AUGUST 15. Every year, the Foundation awards a grant of 10,000 Canadian dollars […]

Close Up Partners with The Whickers

Close Up Partners with The Whickers   We are very happy to announce that a brand new documentary funding award for filmmakers in Southwest Asia And […]

Two Close Up Projects at Sheffield MeetMarket

Two Close Up Projects at Sheffield MeetMarket Two Close Up projects have been selected for Sheffield DocFest MeetMarket pitching forum! We congratulate the filmmakers and wish […]

BAGHDAD ON FIRE in Hot Docs Dealmaker

BAGHDAD ON FIRE in Hot Docs Dealmaker Along with two Close Up projects in Hot Docs Forum, we are thrilled another project will partake in Hot […]

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Rachida El Garani

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: RACHIDA EL GARANI Learn about the talented and determined filmmaker Rachida El Garani! Rachida is a Close Up alumna with her film IN […]

SHE WAS NOT ALONE Wins Culture Resource Production Grant

SHE WAS NOT ALONE Wins Culture Resource Production Grant Congratulations to director Hussein Al-Asadi and producer Huda Al-Kadhimi! Their project – SHE WAS NOT ALONE – […]

Take on Afghanistan at Movies That Matter

Take on Afghanistan at Movies That Matter A few days ago, Movies That Matter hosted an important panel featuring several Close Up filmmakers and friends: Sahra […]

MEET THE MENTORS: Bruni Burres

MEET THE MENTORS: Bruni Burres Learn more about the wonderful Bruni! Bruni has been with Close Up from the very beginning, as a Founding Partner and […]

Apply Now: Catapult + True/False Rough Cut Retreat

Apply Now: Catapult + True/False Rough Cut Retreat Documentary filmmakers – do you have a rough-cut in the works? Yes? Then apply now for the Catapult […]

DREAM’S GATE at Movies That Matter’s Rough Cut Service

DREAM’S GATE at Movies That Matter’s Rough Cut Service Today we are spotlighting another Close Up project that will participate in Movies That Matter’s Rough Cut […]

NO OTHER LAND at Movies That Matter’s Rough Cut Service

NO OTHER LAND at Movies That Matter’s Rough Cut Service More good news from Movies That Matter! As part of our collaboration, Close Up project NO […]

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Zvi Landsman

Congratulations to THE THERAPY team on your selection to the Grand Jury Competition of Movies That Matter Festival!                 […]

Two Close Up Projects Selected Hot Docs Forum

Two Close Up projects have been selected to pitch at Hot Docs Forum 2022! — OUT OF PLACE, directed by Mohammed Al-Madjalawi and produced by Manolo […]

Close Up & Impact Partners

Close Up & Impact Partners Close Up is proud to form a new partnership with Impact Partners! Impact Partners (IP) is an established American entity that […]

Movies That Matter: “Take on Afghanistan”

Movies That Matter: “Take on Afghanistan” As two organizations with a common belief that cinema can bring about real change, Close Up is very proud to […]

Apply Now: Films Femmes Méditerranée PRO Days

Apply Now: Films Femmes Méditerranée PRO Days Women + Mediterranean-region filmmakers, apply now to Films Femmes Méditerranée PRO Days! The deadline is MARCH 18. Films Femmes […]

BAGHDAD ON FIRE Wins Prize at FIFDH Geneva

BAGHDAD ON FIRE Wins Prize at FIFDH Geneva Congratulations to director Karrar Al-Azzawi and producer Jørgen Lorentzen on being awarded €10,000 at FIFDH Genève, thanks to […]

Close Up is Looking for an Intern!

Close Up is looking for an intern! We are looking for an intern to join our small but mighty team for a period of several months. […]

International Women’s Day at Close Up

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Though we believe everyday should celebrate women, on this official International Women’s Day, we are happy to highlight the amazing women that make […]

CLOSE UP Stands With Ukraine

CLOSE UP Stands With Ukraine As an organization that is built upon the principles of peace-building, freedom of expression, democracy, and an open society, Close Up […]

Apply Now: IDFA Project Space

Apply Now: IDFA Project Space First and second time directors — apply now for IDFA Project Space! Applications are due MARCH 20. IDFA Project Space offers […]

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Mohammed Al-Majdalawi

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Mohammed Al-Majdalawi Learn more about Mohammed Al-Majdalawi, whose project OUT OF PLACE participated in Close Up in 2019 / 2020. Q: Tell us […]

Apply Now: Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Documentary Program

APPLY NOW: Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Documentary Program   Apply now for the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture’s Documentary Program grants! The […]

Apply Now: visions sud est

Apply Now: visions sud est   Apply now for production and post-production funding from visions sud est! The deadline is FEBRUARY 25. The Swiss fund visions […]

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Hussein Al-Assadi

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Hussein Al-Assadi Learn more about filmmaker Hussein Al-Assadi, whose project SHE WAS NOT ALONE participated in Close Up in 2020 / 2021. Q: […]