Close Up Announces Call for Applications

Close Up Announces Call for Applications

We are thrilled to announce that the Close Up 2024-2025 Call for Applications is now open! Close Up offers annual training, development, and mentorship for documentary filmmakers and recently became a new collaborative partner with IEFTA. We are eagerly anticipating the sixth cohort of talented filmmakers, so submit your applications by 8 July 2024 to be a contender.

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About Close Up

Positioned at the intersection of arts, media, social change, and peace-building, Close Up is the only initiative of its kind in the region, creating a transformational experience for emerging filmmakers, coming from diverse ethnic, religious, cultural, and political backgrounds, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Close Up was founded as a non-profit organization in Brussels, Belgium by five independent partners who collectively believe that working with emerging filmmakers from our region is essential to creating and maintaining cultural awareness and protecting our future. The partners include: Sigal Yehuda, Ahmet Boyacioglu, Bruni Burres, John Appel and Vincent Melilli.