GH brings together passionate and courageous filmmakers from our fascinating but fraught region. These filmmakers possess a deep understanding of the issues facing their society. GH supports them in the development and creation of compelling creative documentaries that illuminate the social and political realities of our region.

GH has a convincing track record for identifying ideas that have the potential of becoming outstanding and influential films. Each year, following a thorough and professional review process, we select up to 24 GH participants working on 12-16 films. Through an intensive but extremely rewarding program of three 5-day residential seminars in Turkey and Morocco spanning over 12 months the filmmakers are guided and creatively challenged as they develop their preliminary written ideas into a genuine film project with a professional budget and a high quality trailer, ready to begin production.

GH filmmakers receive individual and active support from our inspirational and dedicated mentors, leading figures in the documentary film world,  that assist with developing their film ideas. They participate in hands-on seminars including master classes on storytelling, script-writing, and pitching to an international market. They enjoy the support of a vibrant and sustainable community of talented filmmakers from the region and world-renowned film professionals. Many GH filmmakers come from countries where freedom of expression is severely restricted; they are therefore greatly enriched by the open, cross-cultural dialogue and exchange of ideas fostered through the program.

By the time they graduate from Greenhouse, the filmmakers have honed their skills, prepared a high-quality production file, and pitched their projects before an audience that includes top potential investors from the international market.

Deeply committed to the successful completion and distribution of GH films, we work with our filmmakers way beyond the lifespan of each program. We continue to provide creative, technical, and moral support to our filmmakers through every stage of their projects, frequently connecting them with international producers, broadcasters and funders that assist them with completing their films.