The DOX BOX Community consists of documentary filmmakers and activists committed to telling stories around social and humane causes. All members will be able to gather via a virtual platform that will provide the means and ways to develop films in Arab countries, share and promote works that will be exposed to several different audiences regionally and internationally, with the overriding goal of leaving lasting impacts on society.
The platform includes a broad and diverse pool of regional support, i.e., an extensive documentary film library, technical glossaries, production and distribution models, as well as other types of support such as information on grants for development and finishing funds, accomplishment incentives and awards, and film promotion. The platform will also act as a stage for regional and international exposure. In addition, there will be access to the first and largest regional academic content resource addressing all aspects of documentary cinema. A unique feature of this platform is its multilingual approach – all materials will be available in Arabic, Kurdish, Tamazight, English and French.
Deadlines and specific membership requirements will be announced on this site in the coming months.
Membership is free – however, it is discretionary.
There is a pre-registration procedure, the goals of which are to provide strict data protection and protection of members’ intellectual, artistic, legal and personal rights. The purpose of this vetting process is to eliminate any doubts and fears in regards to security, as well as establishing a dynamic community of documentary filmmakers founded on principles of trust, active participation, cooperation, respect for specialization, and professionalism.
After submitting an application for membership, the Advisory Committee will review and verify all information provided, as well as verifying the stated level of expertise and experience, thus providing each potential member with the appropriate membership privileges within The Community. There is the possibility that an application will be rejected if the Committee has any doubts or concerns regarding the validity or accuracy of the information provided in the application.
Membership in this Community can open doors that will enable all members to exchange experiences, information, research approaches and methodologies in the arts and rules of documentary production, as well as enabling members to participate in drafting a charter for filmmakers in order to put pressure on governmental and legal entities to change existing laws that result in human rights abuses and violations in their countries and societies.
Members will be able to do the following:
Below is a summary of The Community’s terms and conditions: