Doc Free Zone MENA

Deadline for application submissions is Monday, September 4th, 2017

This e-course is open to filmmaking teams specifically from the following countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen

Film artists and activists face a variety of roadblocks while making their films. Directors and producers are repeatedly challenged by production obstacles, creative blocks, conflict in viewpoints and roles of crews, and by financial setbacks.  Such circumstances often result in hindering the film project progress and pauses, if not abort, the achievement of the film full potential.

This e-course offers film teams a safe and professional space and a program through which they can reexamine the process, diagnose, address and confront the main issues, and get one-on-one consultancy by experts of the field. It offers inspiration and knowledge that allows for tapping into practical advancement of their film projects.

By following the complete program of the e-course, each team has the possibility to advance their creative and visual treatment, their team’s dynamics and push forwards the production status.

The e-course program consists of individual sessions with the main consultant who works with each team on advancing their projects, identifying and refining their creative viewpoints allowing for their unique storytelling to crystallize from idea to film. In addition, each team will join a number of additional online group sessions with experts from the field addressing issues such as writing, dramaturgy, production, team and crew dynamics, and financing and budgeting.

This e-course is aimed at documentary film teams, each consisting ideally of a director and a producer from the eligible countries. Each film team should be currently working on an actual documentary film project. An actual film project is defined as one that has at least reached an advanced stage of pre-production but has not yet succeeded in reaching a final cut. Eligible film projects and teams must have a case showing a struggle in advancing creatively, financially or production wise.

Deadline for application submissions is Monday, September 4th, 2017

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