Deadline for applications: March 31, 2014

Screen Institute Beirut Film Fund has opened a new call for applications:
31 March 2014 Application submission deadline
28 April 2014 Short list announcement
13 – 15 May 2014 Meetings with shortlisted teams
23 May 2014 Grants announcement

The Film Fund offers documentary production grants to emerging and proven talents in the region. Applicants are encouraged to produce films based on stories that relate to their own realities. Priority will be given to creative teams (directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, sound recordists & designers etc.) working together on realising their artistic visions and thereby contribute to strengthen independent filmmaking in the region. The documentary grants enable low-budget films to be produced, finalised and distributed by offering crucial financial support, access to professional equipment, mentoring and professional advice.

Financial support will be granted on the basis of a budget that reflects realistic, low-budget costs in the country of production. Projects will have to secure additional finance from other sources.

For each successful project, the Film Fund set up specific demands and milestones that the applicants have to meet. The grants will be released in predetermined installments and contingent on the project having met the agreed goals. The final installment will only be released when the film is completely finished and account have been submitted and approved.

Download the application form here.

For more information, visit the website.