Project Markets in the Arab World and Germany
Directors from the Arab world (member countries of the Arab League) apply with a project idea, German producers submit their profile. Then a selection committee selects the participants out of all applications.
The Project Markets offer intense workshops with film experts. Project presentations, introduction rounds, further one-to-one meetings as well as joint excursions and social events provide sufficient time to get to know each other, to exchange ideas and to deepen the contacts.
Furthermore, the Project Markets are a useful networking platform for the German-Arab exchange but also amongst the directors and producers.
Filmmakers from the Arab World and Germany can also use the platform Online Project Market to network and look for team partners (please follow the link on the rigth side).
Project Market Amman 2017
From April 23 to 28, 2017 the sixth Project Market Amman takes place in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission in Amman/Jordan. Twenty young and upcoming talents from Arab world are invited to meet with fifteen German producers.
During five days, a diverse program will offer filmmakers from the Arab World and Germany various occasions to get to know each other, to introduce each other’s work, to talk about the production conditions in ones country and discuss in detail the directors’ projects by exchanging knowledge and experiences. Joint networking events will intensify the newly acquainted contacts.
The meetings between directors and producers do not necessarily have to result in a partnership but will contribute to gain experience of an international co-production market and extend the network. In case a team is formed, the first step towards preparing for a joint application for the following round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperatioin is created.
Eligible to apply for the Project Market Amman young directors from the Arab world, having a film idea in development in the categories short animation, short fiction film, short or feature length documentary, as well as up-and-coming German producers, looking for good stories from this region. For applications please follow the link on the right side of the Online Project Market.
Arab Animation Forum 2017
The Arab Animation Forum 2017 takes place on May 4 to 7, 2017 during the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
The forum connects young animation directors and artists from the Arab World with upcoming producers from Germany in order to support joint animated film projects. The aim of the Arab Animation Forum is to identify interesting projects and to connect potential co-production partners directed towards a possible application for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation.
Eligible to attend the Arab Animation Forum are animation filmmakers from the Arab World looking for a producer or coproducer as well as German producers interested in producing or coproducing an animated film project.
The selected filmmakers get the opportunity to present their animation film projects to a professional jury during a pitching session and receive an evaluation of their projects. The selected producers get to talk to the Arab directors on their projects in several personal meetings and so develop a comprehensive picture of the co-production possibilities. Thereby the Arab Animation Forum offers a unique chance to create new co-productions. Additionally there will be several meetings, workshops, consultings and matching sessions on the agenda.
The winning project of the Arab Animation Forum receives a nomination for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation. (For the nomination a German producer is required. Winning a German producer for the project is still possible after the Arab Animation Forum.)
For applications please follow the link on the right side of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
Selected Participants 2017
Look back to the Project Market Amman 2016
Look back to the Arab Animation Forum 2016
(Lebanese Academie of the Fine Arts – ALBA), hosted by Giannalberto Bendazzi (scholar from Italy)