REGISTRATION FOR GREENHOUSE'S
2013 PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 12th 2013
Greenhouse is a unique, innovative, international initiative aimed at developing and nurturing documentary filmmakers in the Southern Mediterranean region (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia) by providing them with expert mentoring in the context of three, successive workshops
Greenhouse is a yearly program hosting 12-16 projects each round.
The selected filmmakers are invited to participate in three seminars in which they will develop a full international production package and a professional trailer which will be presented in a pitching forum in front of international commissioning editors, film funds directors, producers and distributors from the documentary international market.
The selected filmmakers will be Awarded A Complete Grant covering tuition fees, round trip plane ticket, accommodations and meals during the seminar.
Greenhouse is supported and funded by the European Union in the framework of EUROMED AUDIOVISUAL III program and managed by the New Foundation for Cinema and TV – Israel, ESAV Marrakech - the Marrakech School of Visual Arts– Morocco, The Ankara Cinema Association – Turkey, Zebra Productions – Spain APPEL & HONIGMANN – Holland andCFI, France.
In its 7 years of activity, Greenhouse has achieved exceptional success and has become a leading organization for documentary filmmaking internationally.
Of 73 film concepts subjected to the full Greenhouse process in the past seven years, 16 films have been completed, most of which competed and premiered at prestigious film festivals such as the Sundance, Hot Docs, Berlinale, IDFA, Tribeca, Dubai, Movies that Matter and Cinema Du Reel, to name a few; Greenhouse is working with key leaders from the international audiovisual sector, commissioning editors, film funds directors, producers, distributors, TV stations and film festivals from all over the world– The Sundance Institute, IDFA Fund, ARTE/ZDF, Tribeca Film Fund, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Channel 4, IKON, BBC Worldwide, Al-Jazeera English, ITVS and others.
■ The participants must be citizens of one of the Southern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
■ The seminars, workshops and tutorial sessions will be held in English, so the participants must have basic knowledge in this language.
■ Each team (director and producer) will have to participate in a full series of three seminars within a year.
■ The project submitted may be in any stage of development, including initial footage.
■ Applicant may act as a director-producer of a project.
■ Eligible are filmmakers who made at list one short film but not more than two one hour films or a feature length documentary.
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
A team of International experts will select 12-16 projects each year, in teams of director/producer (i.e. max. 24 participants) on the basis of the application submitted, which should include
■ Application form (www.ghfilmcentre.org )
■ Synopsis of 1 to 3 pages
■ Director's statement
■ Initial budget and financial support
■ The applicants' CVs
■ Two references from a professor or a professional (for each team)
■ Previous cinematic work (if applicable) – DVD or a link to the internet.
■ Applications must be submitted in English
■ Applications must be sent in ONE WORD FILE which includes all requested documents mentioned above.