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Goethe-Institute BACKSTORY Residency Program for Film-makers in MENA Region 2018


Goethe-Institut Lebanon, Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Art Cinema Association are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the “BACKSTORY”- residency in 2018. The call is open to emerging filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa countries (MENA Region) as well as Germany to participate in a residency in Beirut.

Application Deadline: 1st December, 2017

Eligible Countries Filmmakers from Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Qatar, Yemen, Sudan and Germany can participate in a residency.

To be taken at (country): Beirut, Lebanon.

About the Award: The program is designed:

  • To support regional filmmakers in shaping their professional careers by providing creativity-enhancing working conditions
  • To initiate and facilitate networking in the region and between the region and Europe
  • To provide opportunities for exchange and exposure
  • To give Master Classes to enhance the capabilities of filmmakers
  • To give technical support for film projects by providing technical equipment

Type: Training

Eligibility: BACKSTORY invites emerging filmmakers:

  • Who have already professional work experience and are up to 40 years old
  • Who plan to realize a film project or part of it (pre-production, production or post-production)
  • Who are working on any film genre except commercial ads
  • Who must be citizens of, and currently residing in, an eligible country (list above)

Value of Residency: Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of US$1,000. The organizers will cover:

  • Accommodation at Beirut Art Residency
  • Stimulating workspace in the heart of Gemmayzeh, Beirut’s artistic district
  • Administrative and logistical support
  • Access to technical equipment according to project needs
  • Specialized master classes provided during the residency
  • Flights to and from Beirut

Duration of Residency:

Residency 1: July 1 – August 31, 2018
Residency 2: September 1 – October 31, 2018

How to Apply: The Jury selection will take place in March 2017.
Applicants will also be notified in March 2017.

Apply via the link in the Residency Webpage (See below)

Visit Residency Webpage for details

Award Provider: Goethe-Institute Lebanon, Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Art Cinema Association

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