Application Deadline: Deadline: February 1st, 2017.
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 2017.
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 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
“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:
– Algeria – Jordan – Morocco – Tunisia
– Bahrain – Kuwait – Oman – UAE
– Egypt – Lebanon – Saudi Arabia – Palestine
– Iraq – Libya – Syria – Qatar
– Yemen – Sudan
“BACKSTORY“ will provide:
- 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
- Monthly stipend of USD 1,000
There will be 2 residencies offered in 2017.
Residency 1: May 29 – July 30, 2017
Residency 2: September 1 – October 31, 2017
Please fill in the application online and include all the necessary information and files related to your work. Deadline: February 1st, 2017.
The Jury selection will take place in March 2017.
Applicants will also be notified in March 2017.
Nahr Ibrahim Street
Facing Sacré Coeur School back entrance
To consult BACKSTORY coordinator Mr. Abdallah Annan, please contact phone:
+961 1 570125 Ext.: -205 or email:
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