Med Film Factory is a training program aimed at semi-professional Arab film directors and producers, offering them the opportunity to advance their creative and professional skills and supporting them in the realization of their projects. It also aims at creating collective connections within the Arab regional film industry, in particular to encourage regional support, involvement and financing of independent creative voices and films through all the stages of filmmaking. This will eventually help sustain the overall Mediterranean film industry.
Med Film Factory is a program aimed at teams of Arab film directors and producers working on their first or second feature narrative project. Up to six Arab teams will be selected to participate in the 5th cycle of the program and attend its two workshops:
The Producers’ Coaching Programme
For six days, producers will be guided by professionals through an advanced coaching programme tackling various aspects of producing: creative producing, marketing, funding, legalities and pitching, with emphasis on regional co-production, exhibition and distribution.
The Directors’ Workshop
Guided by reputable regional and international film tutors and experts, selected directors will join the group, for one-on-one sessions and hands-on exercises throughout the program. Experts will work with directors on their directing techniques, camera, sound and editing with the aim of helping them develop their visual languages as directors.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to direct a short film inspired by their feature film project, supervised by tutors and experts. Local crew and cast will work with them through all the stages of production.
Med Film Factory team, tutors and mentors will provide directors and producers with an ongoing support between sessions as well as after the program has ended to strengthen their project and develop it further.
The 5th cycle of Med Film Factory is supported by Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Jordan.