Greenhouse is a groundbreaking initiative positioned at the intersection of media, social change and peace-building.
The program nurtures a diverse and sustainable community of young documentary filmmakers from across the Middle East and North Africa, helping them develop the necessary skills to create powerful films that advance a more just, democratic and peaceful region.
For the past 11 years, Greenhouse, a leading and prestigious documentary film program, has been sustaining its critical role as a meeting point for regional filmmakers, creating a community of documentary filmmakers that are committed to dialogue and reconciliation. As a result, the program has been supporting and promoting cultural exchanges between the participating countries, by underlining both common values and inherent cultural diversity.
Greenhouse's participants benefit from the prestige, professional ties and high profile of the program, which enable them to have easier access to the international documentary market and greater chances in exposing their films. Greenhouse's participants and graduates have many opportunities to meet with key industry players on an international level and gain development and subsequently production grants for their films, from the most prestigious film funds in the world, such as The Sundance Documentary Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, Chicken & Egg (for Women filmmakers), IDFA Bertha Foundation, Al-Jazeera, Arte-ZDF, PBS and others.