Call for Application : Women make film

Are you interested in producing your own short movie? Are you an artist and/or a film/ media student? Are you interested in women’s rights and want to learn more on the UN Convention 1325 on women, peace and security?

elbarlament - cultures of democracy is organising and implementing a film programme with a series of workshops for women from all arts (e.g. theatre, music, literature, and fine arts), media and film backgrounds (e.g. film and media students) living in Iraq. The participants will learn the basics of short film-making and story-telling, have an interdisciplinary exchange amongst representative artists and use it to cover topics that are relevant for them as Iraqi women. International and Iraqi filmmakers, film professionals and experts on gender politics will train the participants on different aspects and phases of filmmaking such as scenario writing, editing, shooting, sound-engineering, and production.

The programme will consist of one planning workshop, four trainings and one concluding film festival to present the short movies.
In groups, all participants will have the chance to make a short movie, which will be screened during a one-day film festival later this year and a jury will choose the best film to be awarded.

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, the first workshop is planned to take place virtually in April 2020, further dates are set during the virtual exchange between participants, trainer(s) and team.

You can apply if:
You are a female artist or film/media students/ job starters from all regions of Iraq
You are currently living in Iraq.
You speak fluent Arabic or Kurdish.
Show strong interest in film-making and involvement with women’s rights
You are available during 2020 to part take in several training workshops and be able to travel to Baghdad/ Erbil/ Sulaymaniyah for the workshops/ festival (travel costs will be reimbursed/ booked by elbarlament)

Are you interested? Please fill out the form under the following link. Applications are open until 20 April 2020.

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