Our mission is to support the emergence of a prosperous documentary film community, culture and practice in and from the Arab/African region while promoting the values and principles of justice, dignity, and human rights.
Documentary filmmaking is challenging, especially for filmmakers taking daring approaches to their topics. The roadblocks faced by documentary directors and producers often lead to a compromise of individuality, bravery, and liberty. Unfortunately it has become commonplace for many documentary filmmakers to forego the time needed to properly discover and develop their points-of-view and voices as storytellers, thereby resulting in shorter development and editing phases.
The DOX BOX Fund is established to help at these crucial moments when creativity is stifled and the integrity of a film project is compromised, specifically targeting and responding to the challenges faced by filmmakers in the stages of development and editing. It also seeks to extract them from the distractions of everyday life and provide them with the space to focus on their work.
The RESIDENCY is not only a technical and financial opportunity, as it offers participants a safe, enlightening and professional environment in which to reach the best decisions in the editing of their films as well as being coupled with consultancy sessions that are required/requested by the granted filmmakers.