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GREC 2 weeks Residency

GREC 2 weeks Residency
  • Ferial Khalifa
    Ferial Khalifa
  • Salam Yahya
    Salam Yahya
  • Sanabel Alhoot
    Sanabel Alhoot

In partnership with GREC (Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques) and supported by the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem, Filmlab: Palestine invites Palestinian filmmakers to apply for GREC Residency and workshop: Perfectionning the writing skills for short films.

This residency enables one Palestinian filmmaker to reside in France for 2 weeks so they can achieve the following 


  • Deepening the thoughts and the reflection of scenarios working immersed in a group, finding a visual writing
  • Have each project followed by several professionals
  • Being confronted to staging and actor direction
  • Deepening cinematographic knowledge through film analysis
  • Learning to speak to the technicians and to work in team
  • Learn about cinema market and the professional insertion circuit

Program: 15 intensive days-120h

  • Writing workshop overseen by an expert scriptwriter- 55h
  • Esthetic of cinema and cinematographic culture -20h
  • intervention of technicians, film directors, producers-24h
  • Stage session and actor direction-16h
  • Production and economy of short film-5h
  • Screenings in cinemas and the partners cinematheques followed by encounters with filmmakers and other cinema professionals
  • Encounters with representatives of cinema organization, broadcasters and business people.

Eligible candidates should meet the following conditions:

  • A Palestinian Filmmaker (mainly aimed at directors and scriptwriters) with a background in films.
  • Should be able to speak, write, read, and understand English.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents in English to [email protected] under the subject line: GREC.Scriptwriting.Residency Application (your name).

  • Biography / CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Applicant Info: (Name, Phone Number, E-mail, Country, Headshot/ Personal Photo, and Passport copy)
  • A letter explaining why you are interested in the residency (Max. 2 pages).
  • Detailed description and concept of the project you intend to work on “synopsis” (Max 2 pages).
  • Examples of previous work if applicable.



Previous Participants

  • Ferial Khalifa
  • Salam Yahya
  • Sanabel Alhoot