Supporting Arab-German Co-Productions
The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation Launches in Jordan
Project Market in Amman (26 to 31 May)
Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation between young German and Arab filmmakers to realize a joint film project. The prizes, each worth up to 60,000 euros, are awarded in the categories short animated film, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary.
Eligible for the Film Prize are mixed teams of German and Arab (members of the Arab League) filmmakers who are in the beginning of their film career. Furthermore, the film should be produced in both partnering countries, stressing in particular the aspect of intercultural exchange.
To facilitate the team finding process, Arab directors will be invited to the Project Market Amman to meet with German producers.
From May 26 to 31, 2016 the Project Market Amman introducing the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung takes place in Amman, Jordan in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC).
Up to ten young Arab directors will be invited to meet with fifteen German producers. The Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover all costs for travel and accommodation.
During four to five days, a diverse program will offer the filmmakers from the Arab World and Germany various occasions to get to know each other, to introduce each other's work, to talk in detail about the directors' project and to exchange knowledge and experiences. Joint events and excursions will help intensify the newly acquainted contacts.
The meetings between directors and producers do not necessarily have to result in a partnership but can 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 is created.
Who can participate in the Project Market Amman?
Arab directors (at the beginning of their career) and students or graduates of film and media academies and who are nationals from the member countries of the Arab League can apply for the Project Market Amman if they have a project in development in one of the four categories (short animated film, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary). Applicants must be able to communicate in English.
How to apply
To participate in the Project Market Amman filmmakers must register at the Online Project Market www.onlineprojectmarket.de and fill in and upload all requested data. As project information, a complete treatment and/or synopsis with a minimum of two to three pages is required. A script for short fiction films should be available on request.
Out of all submissions, up to twenty projects will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of members of the RFC and the Film Prize Team to participate in the Project Market Amman.
Deadline for submission
Projects submitted by April 15, 2016 at the Online Project Market will be considered as applicants for the Project Market Amman.
Notice of selection
April 25, 2016
The communication language of the entire Film Prize program is English.
For further details on the Film Prize please visit www.filmprize.de.