Who can apply
Our basic requirement is that all our students are committed, willing to work hard, open to new ideas and possess a spirit of co-operation. After all, film and television work is collective.
For the basic technical courses in camera, sound lighting, editing, applicants will only need a real and passionate interest in film and a sense of commitment. We do not have any academic requirements.
For the more advanced courses, like documentary or short fiction film production, we would like our students to have basic directing, camera, sound or editing experience, which they want to develop to a more professional level. Some of these students will be graduates of audiovisual courses, some will be working for NGOs or TV stations in Iraq and some will have gathered their experience in other more individual ways.
No one should be intimidated or hesitate to apply because they think they do not have the qualifications. An academic degree does not always guarantee imagination or commitment and this is what we are looking for.
Upcoming courses will be announced on this website, newspapers and other outlets in Iraq.
Students interested in applying should contact us with a CV or biographical sketch, giving their name, where they come from, contact email or telephone number and educational background. They should state why they are interested in learning how to make films, what led them to this interest and what they hope to achieve.
We will then select a number of students to interview and from the students interviewed will select those who will participate in the course. If a student is not chosen, the CV he or she has sent will be kept on file and they are free to apply for future courses.