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  • Greenhouse is a unique, innovative, international initiative aimed at developing and nurturing documentary filmmakers from the Middle East & North Africa by providing them with expert mentoring in the context of three successive workshops.

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  • Since its establishment in 2006 Greenhouse has aimed to contribute to the future growth of democratic values in the Middle East & North Africa. Greenhouse offers a safe, professional, and challenging atmosphere for the constructive exploration of political issues through creative techniques and artistic debate.

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  • Citizens or residents of one of the following countries are eligible to apply: Algeria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey & United Arab Emirates.We are looking for committed filmmakers who have the passion and accessibility to create a documentary film at least 50 minutes long.

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  • Each seminar will include the following: A film case study or master class by prominent filmmakers, group sessions, personal training sessions, lectures, a pitching workshop, an editing workshop and a pitching forum event.

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  • There is no submission fee and the seminars are offered free of charge.Participation in the program comes at no cost to the filmmakers. If selected, filmmakers will be awarded a COMPLETE GRANT covering tuition fees, round trip plane ticket, accommodations and meals during...

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  • Please check the entry requirements here 

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  • The seminars are followed up by personal tutorial support through emails for each and every project. Specific assignments for each project will be given and be fulfilled between the seminars.

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  • The deadline for applying to the 2017/18 program has ended.  We will announce the call for application for the 2018/19 program on May 2018.

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  • 3 seminars over the course of 8 months and tutorial support through emails. 

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  • 12-17 projects will be selected, up to 24 participants.  

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  • The films can be made anywhere, depending on the scripts, though preferably within the Middle East & North Africa region.

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  • Since it's inception and until 2013 Greenhouse was funded by the European Union. Since 2013, Greenhouse is supported by various philanthropist, NGO's and cinema organizations. Greenhouse is an international consortium managed by the New Fund for Cinema & TV - Israel, ESAV Marrakech - the Marrakech School of Visual Arts - MoroccoThe...

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  • The mentors are leading international professionals in the field of documentary film directing, scriptwriting, producing, marketing, distributing and financing. 

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  • Greenhouse's main goal is to professionally train emerging documentary filmmakers from the Middle East & North Africa in documentary filmmaking as well as assist them with access to the international documentary market.

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  • Each seminar will be 5-7 days long and will be held in Morocco or Turkey.

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