Bidayyat currently launches one to two annual calls for proposals for long documentary film projects (duration from 24 to 90 min). The calls are announced via Bidayyat’s website and social media channels. Each call remains open for two months and after its closure, only complete project proposals will be evaluated by an independent committee of professionals in the field of documentary filmmaking.
Bidayyat has launched on May 2, 2014 its annual call to announce the support of creative documentary film projects.The current call for applications to the grant is open until June 15, 2014.
A first selection round will be made by the jury who is going to chose 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.
For more information and application conditions, please consult the apply section.
Bidayyat supports the production of short, experimental and long documentary films throughout the whole year. For more information and application conditions, please consult the apply section.
The detailed information and conditions to apply for Bidayyat’s documentary grant, can be found here:
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.
Please send your film project proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org , containing the following information and documents:
Since Bidayyat aims to support the development of Syrian documentary and short filmmaking, please understand that only Syrian or Syrian-Palestinian project holders can apply for production with Bidayyat.
Bidayyat will draft a contract to be signed by the project holder. The contract will include start and end dates, grant amount, financial requirements, payment schedule, general provisions, implementation and legal obligations concerning copyright and distribution.
What forms of support does Bidayyat offer?
Bidayyat offers two forms of support for your film projects: 1) Yearly grant for mid-length documentary films. 2) Production of short films, experimental films, and mid-length documentaries throughout the year.
Does the application language have to be Arabic?
Yes, please send your application only in Arabic language.
How can I apply for a grant or production by Bidayyat?
You can apply throughout the year for Bidayyat's support to implement your short or experimental film or documentary film project. Please send a summary of your film project that explains the main idea, your motivation to this film and how you imagine the visual treatment. Also, add information about the estimated duration you will need to implement your film project and the costs you anticipate. In case you have supporting materials like files or samples of previous works of up to 100 MB, please send it with the previous information uploaded on Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox..etc. Send all these to: email@example.com
To benefit from Bidayyat's yearly documentary grant you should preferably hold a first experience in documentary film making, be the project holder of the project you want to submit for the grant and be of Syrian or Palestinian-Syrian nationality. Please note that preference is given to film projects of Syrians still residing in Syria or in neighboring countries.
When can I apply?
Throughout the year, Bidayyat supports you in the production of your film projects in the categories of short film, experimental film and mid-length documentary film.
As for Bidayyat's yearly documentary film grant, check regulary the announcements on our website and social media pages.
I still need further clarification, even after reading the application details and FAQs. How can I contact you?
I am not of Syrian nationality, can I still apply for the grant or production by Bidayyat?
Please note that only Syrians and Palestinian Syrians can apply for Bidayyat's support as our main objective is to contribute to the development of Syrian documentary cinema.