The Palestinian Audio-visual Project
The Palestinian Audio-visual Project was launched in 2004, € 616,000, project co-funded by the A.M. Qattan Foundation and the EU. The project has three areas of intervention:
- Capacity-building through a national Training Programme.
- A Schools Film Education Programme, aimed at school students.
- Publication and distribution of audio-visual works with Palestinian themes.
Create highly qualified young directors, actors and producers in the field of film industry, capable of commercialize and develop their productions on a larger scale.
- First ever national industry survey conducted.
- 29 Students trained in the foundations of filmmaking (Part 1).
- 19 Students received further training in different audio-visual disciplines (Part 2).
- 17 screenwriters submitted entries to screenwriting competition; 9 finalists attended two writing workshops (Part 3).
- Four short films produced by crews of students and volunteers in quasi-professional conditions.
- 46 ciné-clubs established in Palestinian schools.
- Seven workshops held with teachers on the use of films in the classroom.
- Over 2,100 copies of 47 classic films distributed to schools.
- Seven classic films licensed, subtitled and distributed to schools.
- 30 films with a Palestinian theme granted a publishing or distribution grant.
- Establishment of Network of Arab ciné-clubs –SHABAKA- in four different countries.
- 34 members become members of SHABAKA.
- A fully-operational bi-lingual website, including database of technicians, services and films and on-line film discussion forum.
Co-funded by the A.M. Qattan Foundation and the EU