GREEN HOUSE – Development of Documentary Films by Southern Mediterranean Cinema Schools Graduates


Title GREEN HOUSE – Development of Documentary Films by Southern Mediterranean Cinema Schools Graduates
Promoter of the project The New Foundation for Cinema and Television
Contact person Sigal Yehuda
Contact details 112, Hayarkon Street
Tel Aviv 61030, Israel
Telephone / Fax Tel: + 972 3 5224457
Fax: + 972 3 5224459
E-mail Address
Partner 1 Ankara Cinema Association
Abay Kunanbay Cad. 20/13 Kavaklidere
Ankara 66700, Turkey
Contact person: Ahmet Boyacioglu
Tel: + 90 312 466 34 84
Fax: +
Partner 2 ESAV – School of Visual Art
B.P. n° 4006 40002 Marrakech-Amerchich, Morocco
Contact person: Vincent Melilli
Tel: +212 (0) 80 200 2006
Fax: + +212 (0) 24 29 15 75
Partner 3 Zebra Production
Avenida Manoteras 18, 1º oficina 3
28050 Madrid, Spain
Contact person: Antonio Saura
Tel: + 34 91 383 40 25
Fax: + 34 91 383 36 91
Partner 4 Appel & Honignann
Sarphatipark 130-hs
1073 EE Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Contact person: John Appel
Tel: + 31 20 6790352
Fax: + 31 20 6754956
Duration 36 months

Greenhouse is an advanced development program for documentary films aimed at Mediterranean cinema school graduates and emerging filmmakers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria & Tunisia. Greenhouse is a yearly program hosting 10-12 projects each round.

The selected filmmakers are invited to participate in three seminars in which they will develop a full international production package and a professional trailer which will be presented in a pitching forum in front of international commissioning editors, film funds directors, producers and distributors from the documentary international market.

1st seminar: dramatic narrative and main characters;

2nd seminar: projects’ development, fine-tune treatment and synopsis, preparation of trailers and pitching sessions;

3rd seminar: how to pitch & fine tuning the trailers.

Project start date 1 January 2011
Calendar 2012 1st seminar: 29 August, 3 September 2012 (Aqaba, Jordan)
2nd seminar: 1-5 November 2012 (Marrakech, Morocco)
3rd seminar: 8-14 January 2013 (Marrakech, Morocco)
Target Southern Mediterranean cinema schools graduates and young emerging filmmakers
Selection process

The selection process of projects submitted to Greenhouse will include two committees and two stages.

Stage 1 – experts’ advisory committee (for pre-selection)

Stage 2 – selection committee (final selection)

  • The participants must be citizens and residents of one of the MEDA countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia;
  • The seminars, workshops and tutorial sessions will be held in English, so the participants must have basic knowledge in this language;
  • Each team (director and producer) will have to participate in a full series of three seminars within a year;
  • The project submitted may be in any stage of development, including initial footage;
  • Applicant may act as a director-producer of a project;
  • Eligible are filmmakers who made at list one film but not more than two films or a feature length documentary;
  • Applications must contain: application form, synopsis, director’s statement, initial budget and financial support, the applicants' CVs, two references from a professor or a professional (for each team), previous cinematic work (if applicable) – DVD only.

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