Netflix, AFAC to Train Female Filmmakers in Region

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 15 August 2023
Netflix, AFAC to Train Female Filmmakers in Region

Streaming platform Netflix has partnered with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) to launch “Women In Film: Introduction to the Creative Process,” a creative training program for emerging female filmmakers in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE.

Applications will be accepted from August 17th through September 8th.

The programme will choose 45 emerging female filmmakers who are cinema studies graduates to participate. 

Established Arab female filmmakers will introduce participants to scriptwriting and the creative process of filming. 

The training will be held in November, with three days of workshops in Cairo, Dubai and Jeddah.

As part of the program, all participants will have the opportunity to visit Netflix's production headquarters in Europe early next year. 

Nuha El-Tayeb, director of content Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Netflix, said: “At Netflix, we are passionate about amplifying women’s voices behind the camera. That includes a commitment to authentic storytelling which is intrinsically linked to developing the region’s talent pipeline.  

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