OPEN CALL BEYOND THE "NORM"

Online workshops and Master classes around cinema and Media arts Morocco & the MENA Region

| January – September 2021 |

Open call Details

   

   

Arab Media Lab  project launches the new season of its series of workshops and masterclass –  Media Arts Morocco MAM , for the 10th consecutive year. an online training program intended for students and freelances lovers of cinema and media arts in Morocco, as well as the MENA region. 

The program   BEYOND THE “NEW-NORM”  aims to demonstrate, open and encourage radically distinct perspectives and positions that explore traditional cinema and local and Western cinematic academic education formula, and examine whether this is the only valid framework:  a possibility of existence, analysis and critical thinking. The main idea is to create a contemplative post-education program on the practice of the arts of alternative media and cinema, as well as technical theories with a group of international, regional and local filmmakers and academics. The program teaches a select group of participants who live and work in Morocco and the MENA region.

This online educational program aims to overcome the idea of closure, albeit in a “temporary and imaginative” manner, in addition to liberating the practice of cinema arts from the “narrow academic circle” to the big concept of cinema on the ground. Online workshops have become a global affair in light of the current conditions caused by the Coronavirus and by passing the closure imposed on schools and universities as the state of education and digital knowledge, as well as the ability to access them, has become more urgent than ever. 

Young people in Morocco and the MENA region are advancing in the digital arena and they need a new approach that is more global and less academic. Our program has already been open for several years on online platforms, and will continue to renew to help these young people even more, but also to learn from their skills and energy as well.

Program structure

Over the course of 8 months January-September 2021

participants will have the opportunity to gain critical insight into the fields of film and media arts, with the aim of providing a space for interaction, distribution and transmission of knowledge, beyond the art and academic artistic practice in force. Each group is completed over a 2 month period and will have a guide or direction from our selected experts, who will be in close contact with the participants all the time. The groups are divided into a theoretical part and a practical part. This approach allows the growth of a network between the participants and supports the idea of dialogue between them.

Each group is completed over a 2 months period and will have a guide or direction from our selected experts, who will be in close contact with  the participants all the time. 

The groups are divided into a theoretical part and a practical part. This approach allows the growth of a network between the participants and supports the idea of dialogue between them.

Who can apply

independent filmmakers media artists ( with or without experience ), artists and art students residing in Morocco and the MENA region , whose age does not exceed 35 years.

How to apply

 
> Fill out the application form bellow ( in Arabic, French, or English )
> An introductory video is requested: (Please record a video of yourself that is no longer than five minutes, in which you introduce yourself and your background, the projects you are currently working on (if any) and the reason of your desire to participate in this program.)
> Portfolio of your past and current work (if any), which may consist of static or moving images, written texts, audiovisual material, sound models, images, drawings, installations videos … ect)
> Biography (PDF)
 
The program is free and will be presented in Arabic.
(for online ) Participants must have a laptop, a fixed tablet and an Internet connection.
>> Official certificates issued by ARAB MEDIA LAB PROJECT
>> Application deadline: November 23, 2020 /
>> Announcement for selected participants:   December 20, 2020
>> Course duration : 8 months /
>> Program start: January  2021
>> Program end : September 2021

Please send the request to: info@arabmedialab.org



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