Filmprize for International Cooperation
Still from THE TRAP, 2019 by Nada Riyadh
Still from MARADONA'S LEGS, 2019 by Firas Khoury
Still from AMAL, 2017 by Mohamed Siam
Still from TSWEESH, 2017 by Feyrouz Serhal
We are looking for emerging filmmakers from the Arab World and Germany who want to realize a joint film project in co-production. The aim is to provide primary experience with international co-production and to support intercultural exchange and understanding.
What is currently ...
Preparation for the Jury Pitch
The Nominees are currently working on their dossiers, which they must submit by the end of December and which will then be forwarded to the international Film Prize Jury. They will then be invited to the Pitch Forum from 21 to 25 January 2020 to train and practice their presentation before presenting the project to the Jury on 24 January 2020.
What happened before ...
Project Lab Cairo and Dahshur
From 23 to 30 October, 2019 the Project Lab took place in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Cairo and Misr International Films in Cairo and Dahshur. The first day was devoted to getting to know each other and giving feedback on the nominated projects. Then the teams worked in intensive individual consultations with mentors during two days. In the evenings there was time to discover Cairo downtown. The second part in the Dahshur Residence outside Cairo dealt with issues of international co-production in group or team sessions with several experts from the film industry.The obligatory visit to the Dahshur Pyriamds was not missed out.
On 26 August 2019 the selection committee with Christine Kopf, Fabian Driehorst, Florian Weghorn, Hania Mroué, and Mohamed Siam met at the Robert Bosch Stiftung to nominate ten German-Arab teams with their film ideas. Three documentaries, three animation and four short fiction projects with teams from Algeria, Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria are in the race. The Nominees are now invited to participate in the Film Prize training program before presenting their project to the international Film Prize Jury. The three Film Prizes will be awarded at the award ceremony held during Berlinale Talents in February 2020.
Project Market Amman
The eighth edition of the Project Market Amman is over. During the five-day program at the Royal Film Commission – Jordan, filmmakers from the Arab World and producers from Germany were able to discuss the projects, exchange ideas and get to know each other better. Which teams have found each other will be revealed by the applications for the Film Prize 2020, which must be submitted by 31 July 2019.
And the 2019 Film Prize winners are ...
The three 2019 Film Prize winners were announced at the award ceremony held during Berlinale Talents on February 10, 2019. Two documentaries and one short fiction project were each awarded the 60,000 Euro Film Prize and can start production.