WORKSHOP: “Middle East DOC LAB” in collaboration with Greenhouse

Middle East Now Doc Lab_Workshop Greenhouse

On the occasion of the festival, a workshop dedicated to the development of documentary films in collaboration with Greenhouse: at this edition, 6 projects selected for a day of one-to-one meetings

In Florence, on the occasion of the sixth edition of Middle East Now – the festival on films, documentaries, visual arts on the contemporary Middle East – from 8 to 13 April, 2015, it was held the third edition of the workshop on documentary film, in collaboration with Greenhouse, the film institution based in Tel Aviv that produces one of the most innovative training programs for young filmmakers. At this edition, the DOC LAB – was scheduled on Saturday, April 11 – and focused on one-to-one meetings dedicated to the development of documentary projects, tutoring on trailers and financing.

6 projects already in development were selected, and during the DOC LAB directors / producers had the opportunity to meet Sigal Yehuda, manager of Greenhouse Documentary Program, to get practical advice on the development of their projects, on the presentation of a trailer and possible fund raising channels.
Greenhouse, partner of the project, has developed and promoted in almost 10 years of activity more than 20 documentaries, films of great interest, acclaimed and awarded at an international level; among them the Academy Award nominee Five Broken Cameras, co-directed by the Israeli director Guy Davidi and the Palestinian director Emad Burnat.
The Middle East Now Doc Lab was an event organized in collaboration with FST – Fondazione Sistema Toscana and Festival dei Popoli.

The DOC LAB was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:30am to 1:00 pm at the Cinema Odeon (Piazza Strozzi, Firenze) and will be held in ENGLISH.
The projects can had the most diverse content, and should not necessarily be linked to the Middle East.

REGISTRATIONS: How can I participate?
Send an email to – by April 3, 2015
enclosing the following materials:
– written presentation of a project, in English (max 3 pages)
– link to trailer and/or selected scenes.

Cost: Free participation

For more information:
Tel. +39 338 9868969