Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts announces the launch of the OPEN CALL for its second intensive training program “Introduction to Documentary Film Directing” for emergent Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinians (residing in both countries) artists.
8 participants will be offered the opportunity to follow a practical and theoretical, hands-on intensive training. The emerging talents must demonstrate interest in arts and film and must have the desire to specialize in directing documentary films that engage and question society. The candidates must have an idea for a documentary film that will be implemented with the assistance of their instructors over the course of the training, resulting in a short film not exceeding 10 minutes.
NEW deadline Monday 15th August, 2016
Period of training October 2016 – March 2017
Place of training Lebanon
The overall objectives of the training are:
The training content and timetable
The program will consist of 4 intensive modules of around 13 days each in alternation with individual mentoring phases and will be held over a period of approximately six months. Throughout this period, the participants will not only be introduced to basic theoretical knowledge about documentary cinema, but will also acquire specific skills that will be applied while directing the short documentary film.
The curriculum has been developed with the help of specialists and educators in the field of filmmaking, and will be implemented by a group of the most prominent Arab and international instructors and filmmakers. Professional trainers will instruct and supervise the participants in groups and in one-on-one sessions in addition to mentoring between each training module.
The training will be divided into the following stages:
In-between sessions: individual working phase 1
Research/Writing treatment/ Visual material (photos and video), assisted by mentors.
In-between sessions: individual working phase 2
In-between sessions: individual working phase 3
Edit 1st cut with junior editors if wanted/needed with consultation from mentors and editing trainer.
In-between sessions: individual working phase 4
Edit final cut with junior editors after consultation with mentors and editing trainer.
Conditions to apply
A first selection and shortlisting will be done based on the submitted application and the motivation of the applicant.
The selection committee will interview the shortlisted applicants personally or via Skype. Based on the interview, the committee will select the final participants.
All applications and supporting documents must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org