Open Call – Swarm

Medrar Studio

Open Call

Medrar For Contemporary Art

20 November 2013 - 8 December 2013

Medrar Workshop for Video is a project aimed at bringing participants to interact with a group of lecturers and facilitators in a workshop that relies on delving into theoretical and practical practices to explore the vocabulary and elements of film/video, aesthetically and conceptually, and how to consume the elements of cinematic composition and the emerging practices in the field of video in producing experiences with a unique language. Therefore, the workshop’s methodology works in the context of cinematic language as a medium and tools that we can exploit to produce an experimental film with a unique language.

The workshop will host lecturers to present their experiences in film/video and to understand their production methodologies. Medrar Workshop for Video aims to produce a video (experimental film) – through lecturers, presentations, theoretical readings, and practical application that takes place over three weeks, with the support of Medrar Video Library.

The workshop targets 5 to 6 participants, and selection is based on the applicants who submit projects and ideas that are aware of how to deal with the contents and elements of film/video, which we see as a starting point for producing experimental films that are rich in cinematic language, its elements, and contents.

Invitation to Participate

The deadline for application is 19 November 2013 at 11 AM.

Workshop dates from 20 November to 8 December 2013.

Project Timeline:

The workshop lasts about three weeks, and the results are presented for two weeks.

Workshop Location:

Medrar for Contemporary Art – 7 Gamal El Din Abu El Mahasen – Apartment 4

Garden City – Cairo – Egypt

For Participation:

The workshop organizers will provide the tools and devices for use according to schedules set with the participants. It is necessary to review the management in projects that may require equipment beyond the project’s budget.

Participation Form


Date of Birth:




Brief Biography (no more than 5 lines)

Workshop Participation Request:

What do you expect to achieve by participating?

Preliminary proposal for the suggested project (additional files can be attached)


  • Mohamed Abdelkarim


  • Sherif al Azama
  • Maha Maamoun
  • Shady Elnoshokaty

The workshop is supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture “AFAQ”.