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Call for entries Interchange 2010: from the 15th of November 2009 to the 29th of January 2010

Call for entries Interchange 2010: from  the 15th of November  2009 to  the 29th of January 2010

Thanks to the support of Media International, TorinoFilmLab, the Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE are launching a new Middle East – Europe Training: Interchange – TFL/DIFF/EAVE Development and Co-production Workshops .

The aim is to build cooperation between film professionals from Europe, the Gulf countries and selected countries of the Middle East (Bahrain, Iraq , Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), selecting 12 teams of writer/director + producer and bringing them together for 2 residential 4 and 5-day workshops, one in Torino in April and one in Dubai in December. The training is designed to match the needs of experienced professionals who want to develop their skills by concrete work on their projects, under the expert guidance of international tutors, and who are ready to share their ideas with colleagues and involve themselves in discussions in order to improve and increase their knowledge.

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Who can apply?
Teams of writer/director + producer can apply. Film professionals must come from Europe, the Gulf countries or selected countries of the Middle East (Bahrain, Iraq , Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen). The applicant producers should have a demonstrable track record of producing in their own country and perhaps internationally. This could include the production of feature films, documentaries, music videos, advertising.

European applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear relationship to or involvement with the countries indicated above and proposed projects should come from or be related to them. The working language of all Interchange workshops and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

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