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  • DEADLINE AUGUST 3RD

     APPLY NOW!FOR DOWNLOADING THE APPLICATION FORM For applying contact us at info@ghfilmcentre.org

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  • Project's of the 2015-16 Program are completed!

       Mr. Gay Syria, by Ayse Toprak & Ekin Çalışır from Turkey, had its world premiere in this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest festival; and In her Footsteps, by Rana Abu Fraiha from Israel, will have its world premiere on July 14th at the Jerusalem Film Festival! During Greenhouse's 2015-16 final seminar & pitching forum, these...

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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION AUGUST 3RD

    We would like to invite documentary filmmakers from: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey & United Arab Emirates to submit documentary projects at any stage of development! The selected filmmakers will be awarded A COMPLETE GRANT covering...

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  • The 2015-16 project Through the Barricades by Esther Hertog & Paul King from Israel was pitched at the EBU Pitch (European Broadcasting Union) at Sheffield Doc/Fest!   Margje de Koning, EO/IkonDocs Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, introduced the project to the commissioning editors at the pitch, and the filmmakers pitched their film and trailer.   Earlier...

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  • Taghazout, Morocco, June 2017

     The 2016-17 Greenhouse Final Seminar & Pitching Forum that took place in Taghazout, Morocco, on May 30th-June 5th, successfully concluded the eight months of intensive work involving 16 total projects. The 19 participants showcased their full professional production package that included full written proposals and trailers. The participants traveling from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq,...

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  • 23-27 April, Pleasantville, NY

    The 2017 Greenhouse-JBFC Program The 2017 Greenhouse-JBFC Program will take place this month on the 23rd-27th, at the Jacob Burns Film Center, in NY, and will include Showcase of Greenhouse Films and Artist in Residency of Greenhouse graduates.The Full Program at the Jacob Burns Film Center website

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  • By Taylan Mintaş, Erol Mintaş & Sedat Yildiz

     The Turkish Film 'Brothers of Silence' is completed! We are excited to share that the beautiful documentary 'Brothers of Silence' by Taylan Mintaş, Erol Mintaş and Sedat Yildiz from Turkey, all of whom participated in the 2014-15 Greenhouse Program, will have its World Premiere in Istanbul Film Festival, in Istanbul, on April 9th!The Filmmakers...

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  • Florence, Italy, April, 2017

    Greenhouse Showcase at MENFF! We are proud to announce the fifth year of the inspiring collaboration between Greenhouse and Middle East Now Film Festival, which will take place in Florence, Italy, April 4-9, 2017. The Greenhouse Showcase this year will include screenings of Greenhouse films and a work in progress, followed by a discussion with the audience.  Maryam...

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  •   'Baglar' by Berke Bas & Melis Birder from Turkey, continues its Festival tour around the world, and will be screened during March at 14 Asian Women Film Festival in New Delhi Sarajevo sur Seine in Paris Let's Cee Film Festival in Vienna To follow up on the film's next screenings, follow the film's Facebook page.   BAGLAR...

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  • 19 filmmakers from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey and the UAE participated in the 2016-17 Greenhouse Second Seminar, which ended successfully last week in Essaouira, Morocco.  Greenhouse's second seminar focused on two key aspects of the development process, the written proposals and the first cuts of the trailers, in preparation...

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  • We are excited to share that the powerful documentary 'Braving the Waves' by Mina Keshavarz from Iran, who participated at the 2014-15 Greenhouse Program, will have its World Premiere in One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, in Prague, on March 7th! The film 'Braving the Waves' is an Iranian-Norwegian co-production that...

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  •   We are proud to share that 'Behind Closed Doors' by Yakout Elhababi from Morocco, who participated at the 2014-15 Greenhouse program, recently received a Development Grant from Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group, and won the German-Arab Cooperation prize - the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize for International Cooperation!  'Behind...

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  • Greenhouse is excited to announce the ongoing collaboration with the prestigious Tribeca Film Institute in 2017. As part of the collaboration between TFI and Greenhouse, filmmakers Ayse Toprak & Ekin Çalışır from Turkey, with their project 'Mr. Gay Syria'; and Sara Nacer & Laura Bustillos from Algeria, with their project 'La...

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  • at the Jacob Burns Film Center

    We are excited to announce the 2017 Greenhouse Artist in Residency program Awarded by the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), which will take place on April, 2017. The selected filmmakers are Ayse Toprak & Ekin Çalışır from Turkey, with their project 'Mr. Gay Syria'; and Sara Nacer & Laura Bustillos from Algeria,...

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  • at the workshop of the International Film Festival of Costa Rica

    'A Constant Departure' at the workshop of the International Film Festival of Costa Rica Roya Eshraghi from Iran, who participated at the 2015-16 program, is participating in a workshop at the International Film Festival of Costa Rica with her project 'A Constant Departure'. In the workshop, Eshraghi will continue developing her project, which was first developed...

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  • at the Other Israel Film Festival in NY

    'Nazareth Cinema Lady' at the Other Israel Film Festival in NY The film 'Nazareth Cinema Lady' by Nurit Jacobs Yinon from Israel, who participated at the 2007 Greenhouse Program, has been selected for screening at the upcoming JCC Manhattan 'Other Israel' Film Festival! The film's US Premiere screening will be held on Monday, December 5 at 8:30 pm, at...

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  • by Tal Barda & Noam Pinchas

    'The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev' begins World Tour! 'The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev' by Tal Barda & Noam Pinchas from Israel recently started its Festival tour around the world! Following its World Premiere at the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Hot Docs, the film was subsequently screened at Flahertiana Film Festival ,Womex, DOC...

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  • at the Antalya Film Forum

    'Mr. Gay Syria' wins the Work in Progress Award at the Antalya Film Forum! The filmmakers Ayse Toprak & Ekin Çalışır from Turkey won the 30,000$ Work in Progress Award for their project 'Mr. Gay Syria' at the Antalya Film Forum! The project was also awarded by MEDIMED at Greenhouse's 2015-16 Final Seminar & Pitching Forum in June...

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  • 'Through the Barricades' by Esther Hertog & Paul King

        IKONdocs - Commissioned GH project 'Through the Barricades'!   Margje de Koning, IKONdocs Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, commissioned 'Through the Barricades', a film by Esther Hertog & Paul King from Israel who participated in the 2015-16 Greenhouse program. The filmmakers met Margje de Koning in Greenhouse's 2015-16 Final...

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  • Essaouira, Morocco

    Screening of the GH film 'In the Name of the Brother' in the Andalusian Music Festival! The first collaboration of the Greenhouse Program and the Andalusian Music Festival, took place in October 2016, in Essaouira, Morocco. As part of the collaboration, the festival held a screening of the Greenhouse film 'In the Name of the Brother' by Youssef Ait Mansour from Morocco,...

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  • November 2-7, La Roseraie, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

    Greenhouse's first seminar of the 2016-17 Program, ended successfully last week!17 filmmakers from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey and the UAE participated in the seminar. Over the course of five days, the filmmakers worked with their mentors, Bruni Burres, John Appel, Hans Robert Eisenhauer and Nino Kirtadze, and with Special...

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  • German-Arab cooperation prize

    'Behind the Doors' nominated for the German-Arab cooperation prize: Robert Bosch Stiftung film prize for International cooperation The Project 'Behind the Doors' by Yakout Elhababi from Morocco is now nominated for the German-Arab cooperation prize: Robert Bosch Stiftung film prize for International cooperation.Earlier in 2016 'Behind the Doors' received...

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  • By Mina Keshavarz from Iran

    Braving the Waves - Co-Production with Norwegian producer, Christian Falch So proud of our Greenhouse graduate Mina Keshavarz from Iran, who shared her experience from co-producing her film 'Braving the Waves', with the Norwegian producer, Christian Falch, and talked about the various opportunities and advantages in this kind of co-production, at...

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  • By Berke Bas & Melis Birder from Turkey

    Baglar Won the Special Jury Mention at the 2016 Sarajevo Film Festival Following it's world premiere in the  !F Film Festival Istanbul, 2016, 'Baglar' by Berke Bas & Melis Birder from Turkey, who participated at the 2010 Greenhouse Program, won the Special Jury Mention at the 2016 Sarajevo Film Festival!

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  • From The New Film Fund in Turkey

    'Brothers of Silence' received a Post-Production Grant from The New Film Fund in Turkey! 'Brothers of Silence' by Taylan Mintaş, Sedat Yıldız & Erol Mintaş from Turkey, who participated in the 2014-2015 Program, received a Post-Production Grant from The New Film Fund in Turkey   Toso and Çao, are two successful...

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  • 'The Changing Map of Lebanon' & 'Brothers of Silence'

    Rough-cut screenings of Greenhouse graduates at the 2015-2016 Final Seminar & Pitching Forum!For the first time, at the 2015-2016 final seminar & pitching forum, we hosted two rough-cut screenings from Greenhouse graduates, 'The Changing Map of Lebanon' by George Tarabay & Elias Khalil from Lebanon who participated in the 2013 program and 'Brothers of Silence'...

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  • RST Switzerland & UR Sweden

    This is My Land on RST Switzerland & UR Sweden 'This is my land' by Tamara Erde from Israel, who participated in the 2013 Program, was recently acquired by two TV stations: RST Switzerland and UR Sweden, on its TV 52’ min version titled 'Teaching Ignorance' "Education is the only power to change the world" - Nelson Mandela How do the...

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  • At the Sarajevo Film Festival

      'Baglar' is selected to the Doc Competition section of Sarajevo Film Festival!  Congratulations to 'Baglar' by Berke Bas & Melis Birder from Turkey who got selected to the Doc Competition section of Sarajevo Film Festival! Earlier this year, 'Baglar' was also part of the...

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  • Greenhouse Women Filmmakers Graduates receive prestigious Grants!

    Greenhouse is extremely pleased to announce the recent Awards that our women filmmakers graduates have received for their projects! 'Braving the Waves' by Mina Keshavarz from Iran, received a Post-Production Grant from IDFA Bertha Fund Classic for post-production, Sorfond Grant and Midtnorsk Filmsenter Fund for Post-Production; 'Behind the Doors' by Yakout...

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  • In Essaouira, Morocco

    The Greenhouse 2015-2016 Program had a successful finish!The 2016 Greenhouse Final Seminar & Pitching Forum that took place in Essaouira, Morocco, between May 31st – June 7th, successfully concluded eight months of intensive work involving 15 projects. The 20 participants showcased their full professional production package, which included full written proposals and trailers. The...

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  • 'The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev' World Premiere at the 2016 Hot Docs!   Greenhouse is pleased to share that the film 'The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev' by Tal Barda & Noam Pinchas from Israel, had its world premiere at the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Hot Docs in April, 2016! 'The Wonderful Kingdom...

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  • In Monte-Carlo Festival De television

      'Those Who Said No' won The Golden Nymph Award at the Monte-Carlo Festival de Television! ' Those Who said No' by Nima Sarvestani from Iran, who participated in the 2010 Greenhouse Program, won best investigation documentary in Monte-Carlo Festival de Television - The Golden Nymph award ‘Those Who Said No’ is a story...

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  • Essaouira, Morocco, March 2016

    Greenhouse Second Seminar of the 2015-2016 Program, ended successfully in Essaouira, Morocco! 20 filmmakers from Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Morocco, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey participated in the Second Seminar of...

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  • Another inspiring year of collaboration between Greenhouse and the MENFF, in Florence, April 2016

    Greenhouse Films at the Middle East Now Film Festival, April 2016! We are proud to announce the fourth year of the inspiring collaboration between Greenhouse and the Middle East Now Film Festival, which took place in Florence, Italy April 7-10, 2016. This year, two Greenhouse films and Read more

  • The film by the Greenhouse graduate Nassima Guessoum from Algeria was theatrically released

    '10949 Women' by Nassima Guessoum from Algeria was theatrically released in France  After the film won the Jury Prize in December 2015 at at the European First Documentary Competition at Aux écrans du reel Festival, and after the film won the Grand Documentary Prize at Algiers Film Festival, 2014, '10,949 Women' opened in cinemas...

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  • By Berke Bas & Melis Birder from Turkey

     World Premiere to Baglar in !F Film Festival Istanbul, 2016 ' Baglar' by Berke Bas & Melis Birder from Turkey, was supported by the Sundance Documentary Film Program had it's world premiere in the !F Film Festival Istanbul, 2016. Berke and Melis, who participated in the 2010 Greenhouse Program on the theme...

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  • By Sami Mustafa from Kosovo

    'Trapped by Law' by Sami Mustafa from Kosovo - World Premiere in the 2015 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival ' Trapped by Law' by Sami Mustafa from Kosovo, who participated in the 2010 Greenhouse Program on the Theme of Racism & Human Rights, premiered at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 2015! 'Trapped by...

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  • The film by the Greenhouse graduate Tamara Erde from Israel was theatrically released

    'This is My Land' by Tamara Erde from Israel was theatrically released in France in 2016 After its World Premiere at the  Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, and after filmmaker Tamara Erde won a Special Prize for her achievement in visionary filmmaking at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2014, 'This is My Land' will open in French...

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  • The project from the 2014-2015 Program by Adnane Baraka from Morocco receives a development grant

      Hot Docs Blue Ice Documentary Fund Awards The Greenhouse Project from the 2014-2015 Program Greenhouse is pleased to announce that the project, ' Treasures from Heaven' by Adnane Baraka from Morocco, who participated in the 2014-2015 Program, received a Development Grant from the Hot Docs Blue Ice Documentary Fund!

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  • The completed film will be part of the opening-and-closing-night films at Doc Fortnight 2016

    Sbitar at Doc Fortnight 2016 - The Museum of Modern Art, NY ' Sbitar' by Othmane Balafrej's from Morocco, who participated in the 2013 Greenhouse Program, is completed and will be part of the opening-and closing-night films at Doc Fortnight 2016! Moma - The Museum of Modern Art in New York announced the opening- and closing-night...

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  • The work in progress from the current 2015-2016 Greenhouse Program by Ayse Toprak and Ekin Çalışır

    A Greenhouse project receives a Production Grant! Greenhouse is pleased to announce that the work in progress 'Mr. Gay Syria', by Ayse Toprak and Ekin Çalışır from Turkey, who is participating in the current 2015-2016 Greenhouse program, received a Production Grant in the amount of 80,000 EUR from the NRW Film Fund (Film- und...

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  • The Greenhouse project participated in the Documentary Fellows Program at the Sundance Film Festival

    Filmmakers George Tarabay & Elias Khalil from Lebanon participated in the Documentary Fellows Program, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival! Following the Development Grant George Tarabay & Elias Khalil received from the  Sundance Documentary Program for their project 'The Changing Map of Lebanon', the filmmakers participated in the Documentary Fellows Program,...

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  • 2015 has been an outstanding year for the women graduates of the 2014-2015 Program

    Mina Keshavarz from Iran received a Post-Production Grant from Screen Institute Beirut's Fund for Post-Production for her film 'Braving the Waves' Yakout Elhababi from Morocco received a Development Grant from the Doha Film Institute, for her project 'Behind the Doors'. Maryam Ebrahimi from Iran received grants from Creative Europa, The...

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  • TFI selected two projects from the 2015-2016 Program

    TFI selected Mina Keshavarz from Iran with her project 'Braving the Waves', and Hind Bensari from Morocco, with her project 'Weight Throwers' to take part in the Tribeca Film Institute Industry Meetings, that took place on April 18-20, 2016.   The two filmmakers, both graduates of the 2014-2015 Greenhouse Program, were invited to...

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  • Screening of powerful Greenhouse films at the JBFC, NY

    Following the success of the 2015 Greenhouse retrospective, the Jacob Burns Film Center hosted another Greenhouse Film Series in 2016, which opened on March 20th and ran through March 24th. The screened Greenhouse films were:'Ich Liebe Dich', Emine Emel Balci, Gökçe Işıl Tuna / Turkey, 2012'Trapped by Law', Sami Mustafa / Kosovo, 2015'In the Dark', Goran...

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  • JBFC awarded the 2016 Residency Program to two projects from the 2014-2015 Greenhouse Program

    The  2016 Greenhouse Artist in Residence program awarded by the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) took place on March 13th – 31st, 2016. The selected filmmakers, Maryam Ebrahimi from Iran, with her project 'Stronger than a Bullet' and Hind Bensari from Morocco, with her project 'Weight Throwers'. Both filmmakers graduated the 2014-2015 Greenhouse Program. Maryam...

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  • November 4-9, La Roseraie, Morocco

    The first 2015-2016 Greenhouse seminar, which took place at La Roseraie hotel in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, ended successfully last week! 20 filmmakers from Afghanistan, Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey participated in the seminar....

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  • By Nurit Jacobs Yinon from Israel

      Greenhouse is happy to announce that a Greenhouse film 'Nazareth Cinema Lady' By Nurit Jacobs Yinon is selected to the Haifa International Film Festival October 2015!'Nazareth Cinema Lady' tells the story of Safa Dabour, a religious Muslim from Nazareth, who is struggling to fulfill her dream of establishing a cinematheque in Nazareth, the first...

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  • Izmir, Turkey

    The 2014-2015 Greenhouse Program's Final Seminar & Pitching Forum Comes to a Successful End in Izmir, Turkey!Greenhouse's third and final seminar, which took place in Izmir, Turkey between June 9th-15th, 2015, successfully concluded the seven month development process of 12 projects. 16 participants from: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Morocco and Turkey presented...

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  • The first-ever retrospective of Greenhouse films, which took place at the beginning of May 2015 at the Jacob Burns Film Center theaters, came to a successful end on May 6   The acclaimed IDFA Feature length competition film, "Those Who Said No" (Iran) by Nima Sarvestani, opened the retrospective.  The film, along with a brief presentation of Greenhouse's activities was introduced...

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  • June 15, 2015

    NYC Premier of "This is My Land" by Tamara Erde with a Q&A session on June 15!   If you're in NYC in June, make sure to watch "This is My Land" by Tamara Erde, who participated in the 2013 Greenhouse cycle. The film will be presented during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 15-17, 2015.     Monday June 15 6:15 p.m. | Film Society of Lincoln Center  Wednesday...

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  • Continuing their Partnership at Florence, Italy April 8-13, 2015

    Greenhouse and Middle East Now Film Festival Continue their Partnership We are proud to announce the third year of collaboration between Greenhouse and the Middle East Now Film Festival, which will take place in Florence, Italy April 8-13, 2015. For the past three years, the Middle East Now Film Festival has hosted a showcase of Greenhouse films and the Greenhouse...

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  • at Les Journees Cinematographiques d'Alger!

    10949 Women Wins Best Documentary Prize at Les Journees Cinematographiques d'Alger! 10,949 Women, a Greenhouse film by Algerian director, Nassima Guessoum, received the Grand Documentary prize at the 5th Algiers Film Festival (JCA) 2014. The film will also participate at The International Filmmor Women's Film Festival on Wheels in Istanbul on March 2015. In her documentary,...

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  • By Tamara Erde

    'This Is My Land' Wins First Prize in Primed France 2014! A 2013 Greenhouse film 'This is my Land' by Tamara Erde ,from Israel ,won the award for Best Documentary at the Primed Film festival in France. The film follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over one academic year and revels how the Palestinian and Israeli (Arab and Jewish) education systems teach the history...

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  • By Nima Sarvestani

    Future Screenings of "Those Who Said No" Keep an eye out for this year's screenings of 'Those Who Said No', by Nima Sarvestani- who participated in the Feature-Length competition at IDFA 2014.  'Those Who Said No' is a story about the search for justice and closure after what is known as “The Bloody Decade” in Iran. The film examines the fallout of a...

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  • Those Who Said No & In the Dark

    Two Greenhouse Films at IDFA 2014!  'Those Who Said No' and 'In the Dark' have been selected for IDFA 2014, which will take place November 19-30. 'Those Who Said No' by Nima Sarvestani from Iran is a story about the search for justice and closure after what is known as “The Bloody Decade” in Iran. The film examines the fallout of a fatwah issued...

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  • 10949 Women by Nassima Guessom

    The film '10949 Women' by Nassima Guessom from Algeria will premier at the Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France, at the end of October 2014  In Algeria the filmmaker meets Nassima Hablal, a forgotten heroine of the Revolution. She was the secretary of the political head of the FLN, National Front of Liberation. Like a grandmother with her granddaughter, the old charming lady,...

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  • Villages of the Absent & The Changing Map of Lebanon

    'Villages of the Absent' and 'The Changing Map of Lebanon', both Graduates of the 2013 Program, have received Prestigious Sundance Grants! 'Villages of the Absent' by Omar and Ola Shami from Lebanon is a poetic documentary depicting the slow passage of time in Ain Bal, a village inhabited by a small population of elderly people, a mute lady and a schizophrenic...

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