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

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Greenhouse is a training project for documentary films aimed at Mediterranean cinema school graduates & emerging filmmakers. 10-12 projects are selected each year. The selected filmmakers participate in three seminars. The idea is to 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.

Up to now, three sessions have been held:

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Greenhouse 2013

PROJECTS 2013

Seventeen documentary film projects from Palestine, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Lebanon, Algeria and Tunisia have been selected to take part in Greenhouse 2013:

SEMINARS

The 17 selected filmmakers are invited to participate in three seminars in which they have developped a full international production package and a professional trailer which have been presented in a pitching forum in front of international commissioning editors, film funds directors, producers and distributors from the documentary international market.

First seminar: June 5-10, 2013 - Morocco

Greenhouse's first seminar is focused on the filmmakers' declaration of intentions and the projects' synopses. From the very first meeting between the filmmakers and their personal mentors up to the last conclusive gathering, which is followed by the first presentation of the projects, these two elements are re-examined in-depth and elaborated on, while concentrating on the project’s dramatic narrative and the main characters.

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Second seminar: September 18-24, 2013 - Morocco

Greenhouse's second seminar is dedicated to two essential aspects of the projects' development – the continuation of the written proposal and preliminary work on the trailers. The filmmakers work closely with their mentors on their treatments; they fine-tune their statements and synopses and go over rushes to find footage for their trailers in preparations for the final seminar & pitching forum.

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Third seminar: December 10-16 - Morocco

Greenhouse's final seminar deal with fine-tuning the participants' trailers and the issue of "How to pitch a project".

The participants fine-tune their trailers with professional editors and work with their personal mentors on their final production packages. The filmmakers simulate their presentation in front of the Greenhouse team, mentors and the pitching workshop moderators. Further preparations for the pitching event include one-on-one meetings with pitching experts, who prepare the filmmakers for the pitching forum.

Potential financers from the international documentary market are invited to take part at the yearly Greenhouse pitching forum event. At the event, the Greenhouse filmmakers pitch their projects and trailer to the panel members. The participants have a one-on-one meetings with each of the panel members do discuss further possible collaborations.

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Greenhouse 2012

PROJECTS 2012

The 12 projects participating in the 2012 Greenhouse session are:

SEMINARS

The 12 selected filmmakers have been invited to participate in three seminars in which they have developped a full international production package and a professional trailer which have been presented in a pitching forum in front of international commissioning editors, film funds directors, producers and distributors from the documentary international market. 

First seminar: August 29, September 3, 2012 – Aqaba, Jordan

Greenhouse's first seminar is focused on the filmmakers' declaration of intentions and the projects' synopses. From the very first meeting between the filmmakers and their personal mentors up to the last conclusive gathering, which is followed by the first presentation of the projects, these two elements are re-examined in-depth and elaborated on, while concentrating on the project’s dramatic narrative and the main characters.

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Second seminar: November 1-5 2012 - Marrakech, Maroc

Greenhouse's second seminar is dedicated to two essential aspects of the projects' development – the continuation of the written proposal and preliminary work on the trailers. The filmmakers work closely with their mentors on their treatments; they fine-tune their statements and synopses and go over rushes to find footage for their trailers in preparations for the final seminar & pitching forum.

More information:

Third seminar and pitching forum : January 8-14, 2013 - Marrakech, Morocco

 

Greenhouse's final seminar deal with fine-tuning the participants' trailers and the issue of "How to pitch a project".
The participants fine-tune their trailers with professional editors and work with their personal mentors on their final production packages. The filmmakers simulate their presentation in front of the Greenhouse team, mentors and the pitching workshop moderators. Further preparations for the pitching event include one-on-one meetings with pitching experts, who prepare the filmmakers for the pitching forum.

Potential financers from the international documentary market are invited to take part at the yearly Greenhouse pitching forum event. At the event, the Greenhouse filmmakers pitch their projects and trailer to the panel members. The participants have a one-on-one meetings with each of the panel members do discuss further possible collaborations.

More information:

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Greenhouse 2011 

PROJECTS 2011

The 13 projects participating in the 2011 Greenhouse session are:

SEMINARS

The 13 selected filmmakers have been invited to participate in three seminars in which they have developped a full international production package and a professional trailer which have been presented in a pitching forum in front of international commissioning editors, film funds directors, producers and distributors from the documentary international market.

First seminar:  May 2011 - Marrakech, Morocco

Greenhouse's first seminar is focused on the filmmakers' declaration of intentions and the projects' synopses. From the very first meeting between the filmmakers and their personal mentors up to the last conclusive gathering, which is followed by the first presentation of the projects, these two elements are re-examined in-depth and elaborated on, while concentrating on the project’s dramatic narrative and the main characters.

More information:

 Second seminar: September 8-13, 2011 - Aqaba, Jordan

 

Greenhouse's second seminar is dedicated to two essential aspects of the projects' development – the continuation of the written proposal and preliminary work on the trailers. The filmmakers work closely with their mentors on their treatments; they fine-tune their statements and synopses and go over rushes to find footage for their trailers in preparations for the final seminar & pitching forum.

More information:

Third seminar and pitching forum: November 29 – December 5, 2011 - Marrakech, Morocco

Greenhouse's final seminar deal with fine-tuning the participants' trailers and the issue of "How to pitch a project".
The participants fine-tune their trailers with professional editors and work with their personal mentors on their final production packages. The filmmakers simulate their presentation in front of the Greenhouse team, mentors and the pitching workshop moderators. Further preparations for the pitching event include one-on-one meetings with pitching experts, who prepare the filmmakers for the pitching forum.

Potential financers from the international documentary market are invited to take part at the yearly Greenhouse pitching forum event. At the event, the Greenhouse filmmakers pitch their projects and trailer to the panel members. The participants have a one-on-one meetings with each of the panel members do discuss further possible collaborations.

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