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Film Prize For International Cooperation

The new call for entries for the 2014 Film Prize for International Cooperation between young Germany and Eastern Europe filmmakers opens as of May 2013. Deadline for submission will be October 31, 2013.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Eastern European filmmakers, focusing especially on the Caucasus and the Black Sea Region. The prize, worth up to 70,000 euros for each selected project, is awarded in the categories animation, documentary, and short fiction film. Young filmmakers in the fields of production, directing, camera, and screenwriting are given an opportunity to explore the methods and creative styles of their partner country.

Eastern Europe prides itself on a significant cinematographic tradition, which evolves with stunning creativity under often difficult conditions. The Robert Bosch Stiftung promotes joint film productions to encourage lasting exchange and development of European cinema.

Partners of the Film Prize Germany/Eastern Europe are the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden, which hosts the award ceremony, and TV channel ARTE featuring at least one of the completed films in its program.

Eligible are joint production teams of young filmmakers from an Eastern European country (with exception of Turkey and Greece) and Germany. The young filmmakers must have completed their 18th year. Applications must be made by teams, not individuals. The film should be produced in Germany as well as the partner country, stressing in particular the aspect of intercultural exchange.