BACKSTORY 2017

the Film Residency

A residency program for emerging filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany.

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2017

Goethe-Institut, Beirut Art Residency and Metropolis Cinema are pleased to announce the launch of “BACKSTORY – The Film Residency”, a residency program for emerging filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany. The residency program is designed to support filmmakers in their professional careers by providing them with master classes, technical equipment and a space for work where they can realize their projects. Along with the support offered, the program aims to set up a platform for all talented filmmakers to network, collaborate and gain insight from other filmmakers in the region and Europe.

The application is now open for those who already have professional work experience and who plan to bring to life a film project (pre-production, production or post-production). “BACKSTORY” provides an artistically inspiring atmosphere in the heart of Beirut as well as time and space to work on the project under stressfree conditions including: accommodation, a monthly stipend and flight tickets.

Those who are interested to take part in this extraordinary opportunity can apply online now via: www.goethe.de/beirut/backstory

An international jury will select the residents for the year 2017, who will be announced by March 10, 2017.

To consult the “BACKSTORY” coordinator, please contact: +961-1-570 125 ext.-205 or email: