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Purpose of the Film Prize for international cooperation

The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung is a competition and yearlong training program for young emerging talents from Germany and the Arab world. Tailor made workshops provide first international co-producing experience, support project development and foster the idea of intercultural exchange. 

Furthermore, opening the door to various film markets and festivals, the filmmakers benefit from valuable platforms with the film industry, hence establish or extend their network.

The production of the Film Prize Winners takes place in both partner countries allowing the team members to reflect their own working styles, methods and structures. They make new contacts with other film artists, which broadens their horizons and offers new perspectives on problems and their solutions.

Application form

Contact

Karin Schyle
Film Prize Coordinator
Mobil phone +49 176 60010787
Eligibility

Only applications submitted by mixed German-Arab teams, who want to realize a joint film project, will be accepted for the Film Prize.

Eligibly for the contest are German and Arab filmmakers, who are in the beginning of their carreer as well as students or graduated students from film and media academies. Arab filmmakers must be citizen of and residing in one member country of the Arab League. 

The main team must feature a
  • director
  • producer
  • co-producer
  • camera operator (not for animated films)
  • screenwriter 

There should be a balanced mix of Arab and German team members. The team may have additional positions such as cut, music, etc. At least two members must originate from the partner country. 

The working language in the scope of the competition is English. Contestants must be able to communicate in English. The application has to be submitted in English!

Application form

Contact

Karin Schyle
Film Prize Coordinator
Mobil phone +49 176 60010787
Submission requirements for the dossier
 
  • A completed application form of the online application portal 
  • A table of contents
  • A  factsheet with title, logline, length, format, language, team in brief, total amount and amount applied for
  • Producer's statement and motivation
  • Logline and synopsis
  • A detailed project outline (treatment and/or script, visual approach, scetches from the storyboard/moodboard for animation) 
  • Director's statement and motivation 
  • Co-Producer's statement and motivation
  • Teamroster and an account of how the team met
  • Biographies and filmographies (main team)
  • A comprehensive budget plan, detailing project costs and financing 
  • A completed, recent film by the team’s director (as reference and preferable in the category of the submitted project), an online link should be included in the application form, if available


All materials for the submission have to be in English language!

Application form

Contact

Karin Schyle
Film Prize Coordinator
Mobil phone +49 176 60010787
The Award 

Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation between young German and Arab filmmakers (members of the Arab League) to realize a joint film project. The prizes, each worth up to 60,000 euros, are awarded in the categories short animation, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary. 

The award is provided for the team and can cover the total financing of the film project. Further financial means are not mandatory. However, an additional fund of the Arab partner country would support the idea of co-producing.

It should be noted, that the Robert Bosch Stiftung receives the non-commercial rights on the film.

 

Application form

Contact

Karin Schyle
Film Prize Coordinator
Mobil phone +49 176 60010787
In January, the nominated teams present their project idea to the international Jury who will then award three projects. 

The three winners will be announced at the award ceremony held during Berlinale Talents.

The winning films will be pre-screened as work in progress at the award ceremony during the next Berlinale Talents.

Up to two members of each winning team will receive guest invitation for Berlinale Talents at the International Berlin Film Festival.

Legal action is prohibited.

Application form

Contact

Karin Schyle
Film Prize Coordinator
Mobil phone +49 176 60010787