Goethe-Institut BACKSTORY Residency 2019 for filmmakers from the MENA region (Fully Funded to Lebanon, Beirut & USD 1,000 Monthly stipend)

Application Deadline: December 2nd 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 2019.

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.

The program is designed:

  • To support regional filmmakers in realizing their filmprojects (logistically, financially, technically, and thematically)
  • To initiate and facilitate networking in the region and between the region and Europe
  • To create opportunities for exchange
  • To provide a platform for the presentation of filmworks in order to be exposed to a local public
  • To arrange individual mentoring formats to enhance the capabilities of filmmakers



BACKSTORY invites emerging filmmakers:

  • Who already have 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/or currently residing in one of these countries:
    – Algeria – Bahrain – Egypt – Germany – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Lebanon – Libya – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Syria – Tunisia – UAE – Yemen


„BACKSTORY“ will provide:

  • Accommodation at Beirut Art Residency
  • Inspiring workspace in the heart of Gemmayzeh, Beirut’s artistic district
  • Administrative and logistical support
  • Access to technical equipment according to project needs
  • Specialized mentoring formats and master classes provided during the residency
  • Flights to and from Beirut
  • Monthly stipend of USD 1,000


Goethe-Institut Lebanon
Nahr Ibrahim Street
Facing Sacré Coeur School back entrance
P.O.B. 113-5159

To consult BACKSTORY coordinator Elisa Nobel, please contact phone:   
+961 1 570131 Ext.: -205 or email:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Apply Now for the Goethe-Institut BACKSTORY Residency 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Goethe-Institut BACKSTORY Residency 2019



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