Filmprize for International Cooperation
THE TRAP, 2019 by Nada Riyadh
MARADONA'S LEGS, 2019 by Firas Khoury
AMAL, 2017 by Mohamed Siam
TSHWEESH, 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 next
Project Market Amman postponed
For precautionary reasons due to the coronavirus pandemic and for the protection of everyone involved, the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Royal Film Commission – Jordan have decided to postpone the Project Market Amman, which is now expected to take place from 17 to 22 July 2020.
The new date entails new deadlines:
Deadline for project submissions by Arab directors: 3 May 2020
Deadline for registration by German producers: 6 May 2020
Date of notification of the selected participants: 27 May 2020
The Project Market Amman is the best opportunity to find the right team partner to apply for the 2021 Film Prize edition. We look for young and talented Arab directors and emerging German producers interested in new stories and international co-production.
We are continuously monitoring the latest information provided by scientists and politicians on the spread of the coronavirus and will always follow the up-to-date recommendations and guidelines.
Please take care of yourself and the people around you and stay safe and healthy in the weeks to come!
And the 2020 Film Prize Winners are ...
The international Film Prize Jury announced the three 2020 Film Prize Winners at the award ceremony held during Berlinale Talents on February 23, 2020.
Two Egyptian projects, the documentary BIG BOYS DON'T CRY and TRAITORS FROM THE EYES, a hybrid animated short film and the German-Syrian short fiction film INANA were each awarded with the 60,000 Euros Film Prize and can start production right away.
What happened before ...
Inbetween Pitch and Award
After two intense training days at the Pitch Forum held at the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Berlin in late January, the Nominees considered the comments and advices of our pitching trainers Matthias Messmer, Raed Andoni, Selina Ukwuoma and Stefano Tealdi. They all gave a fantastic performance at the Jury Pitch. This was no easy task for our jury. In a lively and reflective discussion, the pros and cons were weighed up, before the lucky three Film Prize Winners were determined. They will be announced at our Film Prize Award Ceremony held during Berlinale Talents on 23rd February 2020. An exciting waiting time for the Nominees.
The Nominees were invited to the Pitch Forum held at the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Berlin from January 21 to 25, 2020. During the first days they received an intense training and feedback to practice and improve their pitching skills. Starting with the Body and Voice Training, the Nominees got to practice pitching with a comfortable body language and a reassured voice. In the Pitching Training, they performed their pitch in front of their group, receiving and discussing feedback from both the group and the pitching trainer. Then they worked on their pitch putting the comments into practice. Finally, they got the finishing touches from their pitching trainer and the Film Prize team at the Pitch Rehearsal.
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.