Bidayyat has launched on April 2, 2015 its annual call to announce the support of creative documentary film projects. The current call for applications to the grant is open until 31/05/2015.
A first selection round will be made by the jury who is going to choose those film projects that will be taken into consideration for the final selection. The jury will then carry out interviews with the applicants (directly or via skype) and based on this will select the final winning projects. Bidayyat grants this year amounts of up to 15,000 US Dollars. The granted amounts vary, depending on the documentary film’s presented budget and the jury’s evaluation. Please note that Bidayyat will disregard incomplete applications: only duly filled out applications in Arabic language and sent until 31/05/2015 will be considered. For more information and application conditions, please consult the apply section
Bidayyat will draft a contract to be signed by the grantees. The contract will include start and end dates, grant amount, financial requirements, payment schedule, general provisions, implementation and legal obligations concerning copyright and distribution.
The applicant must be the project holder
The project holder must be Syrian or Syrian Palestinian
Preference is given to film projects of Syrians still residing in Syria or in neighboring countries
First experience/know-how in film-making is preferable
Well established documentary filmmakers
Not being of Syrian nationality (Syrian-Palestinians are excepted from this condition)
The detailed information and conditions to apply for Bidayyat’s documentary grant, can be found here: