Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation
for Project Market Amman 2018, April 20 to 25
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 of: short animated film, short
fiction film, and short or feature length documentary.
Eligible for the Film Prize
are mixed teams of German and Arab 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 German producers.
The Project Market Amman
From April 20 to 25, 2018 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 twenty young
directors from the member countries of the Arab League are invited to
participate in the Project Market Amman
to meet with up to fifteen German producers. The Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover
all costs of travel, accommodation and catering.
During four to five days, a diverse program will
offer filmmakers from the Arab world and Germany chances to know each other, get
introduced to each other’s work, talk widely about the directors’ projects and
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 will contribute to gaining
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.
participate in the Project Market Amman?
Arab directors at the beginning of their career and students or graduates
of film and media academies, who are nationals and citizens of any member country
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 one-page
logline and synopsis or project description are required, as well as a link to
their recent film. A script or treatment 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, experts from the Arab world and the Film
Prize Team to participate in the Project Market Amman.
Deadline of submission
submitted by March 07, 2018 at the
Online Project Market will be considered as applicants for the Project Market
Notice of selection
March 25, 2018
The communication language
of the entire Film Prize program is English. For further details on the Film
Prize please visit www.filmprize.de.