Each year the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for International Cooperation, each worth 60,000 euros, to mixed teams of emerging Arab and German filmmakers to realize a joint film project in the categories short animated film, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary.
To facilitate the team-finding process, up to twenty Arab directors will be invited to meet with up to fifteen German producers at the Project Market Amman which takes place in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) from June 13 to 18, 2019. The Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover the costs for travel, accommodation and catering.
Eligible for the application are directors who are residents in one member state of the Arab League and producers who have a residency in Germany. Both should be in the beginning of their cinematographic career.
To apply for the Project Market Amman, filmmakers must register at the Online Project Market and fill in and upload all required data.
Register, then log in and create your profile via "My Account" in the upper menu bar. You have to fill in and upload all required data to appear visible on the platform. The yellow light indicates that data is still missing, the green light indicates the complete and visible profile. Director must be ticked for "Field of Work" to open the tab for project data to be filled in.
Arab directors must submit as project information a maximum of two to three pages including a logline, synopsis, director’s note, and provide a link to their recent film. Project proposals are accepted in the categories short fiction film, short animation, and short or feature length documentary. A script or treatment should be available on request. Deadline for submissions will be March 28, 2019 (entries accepted until midnight CET).
German producers fill out the profile, only. Deadline for registration here is April 8, 2019 (until midnight CET).
The communication language of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung is English. All entries to the platform must be in English.
Applicants will be notified on April 18, 2019 whether they have been selected.