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STIMULUS GRANT 2023

HAJAR AL KHEDER

 

In 2021 Digital Cinema Rental Camalot and The Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC) launched the Stimulus Grant. This year (2024) Vocas joined us to support this grant. It is a yearly recurring tuition grant to stimulate diversity and inclusion in the film industry. The grant consists of one year’s tuition fee for a Dutch or Belgian college program in cinematography.

An inclusive study or work environment should be open to every talent, regardless of gender, background, or socio-economic status. However, the Dutch film sector currently struggles with an unbalanced representation of society, which can and should change. With this vision in mind, in May 2021, NSC established a special committee aimed at stimulating diversity within the field. The committee, composed of cinematographers Aziz Al-Dilaimi, Josje van Erkel and Judith Boeschoten, addresses various issues, including ways to provide the new generation of filmmakers with the knowledge, experience, and guidance they need.

With the support of NSC sponsor Camalot, this stimulation has been made possible through the annual scholarship. (Prospective) students of camera-related programs can apply for the Stimulus Grant through NSC. Additionally, educators can also nominate talents. Eligible students are those for whom their background and socio-economic situation present a barrier to professional development as a cinematographer. For further enquiry, please send an email to diversity@cinematography.nl

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR 2024-2025

2024-01-17 - Judith Boeschoten

This grant is for students or prospective students for a camera-related study programmes. Eligible are those for whom their background and socio-economic background present a barrier to professional development as a cinematographer. Additionally, educators can also nominate talents, who can then apply.

Send your CV and a motivation letter to diversity@cinematography.nl before August 30th.

The selected candidate will be appointed before the 15th of September


Stimulus Grant 2023 for Hajar Al Kheder

2023-12-20 - Judith Boeschoten

Two years ago, Hajar successfully completed her Bachelor's degree in International and European Law at the University of Groningen. Although proud of this achievement, her true passion lies in the realm of creativity and visual storytelling. This fervent desire has led Hajar to embark on a new educational path in cinematography at the Dutch Filmacademy, where she will graduate in 2027.

By harnessing a Syrian heritage and global perspective, she aspires to bring fresh ideas, narratives, and artistic interpretations to the field of cinematography in the Netherlands. Her aim is to create cinematic experiences that resonate with audiences from various backgrounds and showcase the beauty of our shared humanity.


Recipients

List of Stimulus Grant recipients
Recipient Portrait
HAJAR AL KHEDER
2023 - HAJAR AL KHEDER
HAJAR AL KHEDER
MOHAMMAD QAHEES
2022 - MOHAMMAD QAHEES
MOHAMMAD QAHEES
CLARENCE HAAKMAT
2021 - CLARENCE HAAKMAT
CLARENCE HAAKMAT


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