Medrar Studio

Open Call

Medrar For Contemporary Art

15 April 2021 - 15 June 2021

 for video art and experimental film 

Deadline for application submission: 15th of March 2021

Workshop dates: 15th of April to 15th of June 

More than ever, we are faced with the question of the image. What are these images that we produce, that we invoke, that we watch, and that are watching us, monitoring us? We are at once the creators, the producers, the actors, the extras, the witnesses and the audience of this spectacle. What is, then, this movement of the images that never ceases to haunt the world that is more and more threatening as much then threatened?

How can we still see, hear, in spite of everything? 
The pulse, the waves, are there, they have not yet abandoned us.

The workshop will invite 5 participants residing in Cairo to develop their proposed concepts and Medrar will offer a budget to produce a video art/ experimental film for each participant. 

Along with the technical aspect, the workshop will have a strong focus on the conceptual element of filmmaking. Participants will dive through the history of cinema, the regional realities of filmmaking, critically looking at produced artworks and discovering their own approach to translating an idea and developing it further into a film. The workshop will assist each participant to realize their ideas, starting from the conceptual process into planning, production, post-production and screenings and distribution of the films.

Part of the workshop’s seminars (different guests from different horizons will be invited) and some screenings are open for the public and will be announced here and on our social media networks.

Producer: Muhammad Taymour

Workshop Manager: Mena El Shazly

To apply, please fill in the form below and submit it before the 15th of March, 2021. Only selected applicants will be notified.

For further inquiries contact

 Terms & Conditions for the production workshop 

– Applicants must be willing to fully commit to the workshop four days per week between the 15th of April and the 15th of June.
– Applicants are obliged to attend lectures, screenings and sign up for one-on-one meetings with the workshop conductors.
– Participants must produce a work (video art/ experimental film) by the end of the workshop.
– All participants should submit a survey/ report at the end of the workshop.
– All rights relating to the project must be fully cleared to Medrar. Medrar must without any limitations possess or be able to acquire all rights to the project.
– A showcase of the final outcome of the workshop will take place in the context of the 10th edition of Cairo Video Festival, in addition to a feature in the publication. 

This workshop is organized by Medrar for Contemporary Art with the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo.

Medrar is implemented with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, through a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC.