WHO WE ARE
Ayse Toprak / Mr. Gay Syria - Turkey
"...Greenhouse workshops almost became an educational institution for me, where I learned that the language of cinema is much more complex, and that it is full of feelings and that telling a feature length story that can touch hearts and minds is a challenging task. With this realization, I managed to take my film a step further, and another step further every time I attended a seminar at Greenhouse. I think one of the most valuable things that I got from the workshops is the fact that they pushed me to the best of my abilities so that I could become a better storyteller..."
Motaz Habbash / My Home is a Music School - Palestine
"...GH provides an opportunity for filmmakers from the region, they wouldn't get even in their schools, like in Palestine, where there aren't such opportunities. It's also important to meet with different filmmakers from different nationalities and develop your project in this professional environment..."
Maryam Ebrahimi / Stronger than a Bullet - Iran
"The most amazing and distinct aspect of the Greenhouse development program is that it is the only well-known platform in the region that helps filmmakers from countries that have some of the heaviest political conflicts, to gather and share their experience..."
Sahra Mani / A Thousand Girls Like Me - Afghanistan
"...It was my first time to meet filmmakers from Israel and Palestine together. I found out how both sides are suffering from the war the same way we suffer from the war in Afghanistan..."
Hind Bensari / We Could be Heroes - Morocco
"...I feel that my film’s fundraising process has benefited from being associated with Greenhouse, my proposal, cinema culture and pitching abilities are also a lot more professional thanks to this program. I would recommend it to any young filmmaker in the region".
Burcu Melekoglu and Vuslat Karan / Blue ID - Turkey
"...We are positive that GH will continue to meet the needs of the filmmakers by encouraging them towards more group discussions in the seminars, teaching them how to sustain the industry relationships they build throughout their careers and by keeping the human connection as the core of the program as it currently is".
Yakout Elhababi / Behind the Doors - Morocco
"Greenhouse is a unique program, one of the most constructive and helpful experiences I have had: Our projects are supported and supervised, bridges are created between people..."
Abeer Zeibak Haddad / Duma - Palestine & Israel
"I view the Greenhouse program as a professional family that has the potential of growth and development...
Today I am about to finish my second documentary film. I know that the things I received in Greenhouse continue to accompany me on my journey..."