GH brings together passionate and courageous filmmakers from our fascinating but fraught region.These filmmakers possess a deep understanding of the issues facing their society. GH supports them in the development and creation of compelling creative documentariesthat illuminate the social and political realities of our region.
GH has a convincing track record for identifying ideas that have the potential of becoming outstanding and influential films. Each year, following a thorough and professional review process, we select up to 24 GH participants working on 12-16 films. Through an intensive but extremely rewarding program of three 5-day residential seminars in Turkey and Morocco spanning over 12 months the filmmakers are guided and creatively challenged asthey develop their preliminary written ideas into a genuine film project with a professional budget and a high quality trailer, ready to begin production.
GH filmmakers receive individual and active support from our inspirational and dedicated mentors, leading figures in the documentary film world, that assist with developing their film ideas. They participate in hands-on seminars including master classes on storytelling, script-writing, and pitching to an international market. They enjoy the support of a vibrant and sustainable community of talented filmmakers from the region and world-renowned film professionals. Many GH filmmakers come from countries where freedom of expression is severely restricted; they are therefore greatly enriched by the open, cross-cultural dialogue and exchange of ideas fostered through the program.
By the time they graduate from Greenhouse, the filmmakers have honed their skills, prepared a high-quality production file, and pitched their projects before an audience that includestop potential investors from the international market.
Deeply committed to the successful completion and distribution of GH films, we work with our filmmakers way beyond the lifespan of each program. We continue to provide creative, technical, and moral support to our filmmakers through every stage of their projects, frequently connecting them with international producers, broadcasters and funders that assist them with completing their films.
We believe that anyone and everyone should have access to enjoy our website, and therefore we make an effort that our website is clear and accessible, and will allow smooth internet surfing for anyone using different technologies.
The website was planned to meet the World Wide Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines – Level AA.
If you have encountered an accessibility problem on our website please contact us at [email protected]
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Accessibility Options Menu
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Pressing on the TAB key will activate the navigation options for the website. At the front page of the website the following options will appear:
Accessibility Statement – open the website’s accessibility statement text.
Skip to content – begin navigation from the main area of content on the page (this option skips the navigation options at the top)
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Enlarging the site’s font
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Text and background color
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Images on the site include a corresponding description (ALT) if they are significant.
The forms on the site are accessible to screen users and keyboard users.
The site could include content from different sites using iframe. The accessibility to this content is dependent on the guest site’s accessibility and we cannot guarantee that they are accessible. For instance – Facebook’s comment section and share options, payment pages of a third party supplier or any other content.
Additional accessibility aids
The site can be viewed on portable devices (responsive).
ARIA was used in order to provide use and navigate the site by screen reader programs.