Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation between young German and Arab filmmakers (members of the Arab League) to realize a joint film project. The prizes, each worth 60,000 euros, are awarded in the categories short animation, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary. 

David Ausserhofer, Berlinale Talents 2018

Being a competition and a yearlong training program offering tailor-made workshops to emerging talents from Germany and the Arab World, the aim is to provide primary experience with international co-production and to support intercultural exchange and understanding.

Having won the Film Prize, the production takes place in both partnering countries. This allows the team members to travel to each other's countries, experience different cultures and work in a new environment. 

What you need to know

Only applications submitted by mixed German-Arab film teams, who want to realise a joint film project, will be accepted for the Film Prize.

Filmmakers should

  • have completed at least one short film
  • be in the beginning of their cinematographic career
  • or be finishing soon their studies at film and media academies
  • be able to communicate and defend their ideas in English
  • Arab filmmakers should be citiziens of and reside in a member country of the Arab League.

The mixed German/Arab film team should consist of the following field of works:

  • director
  • producer
  • co-producer
  • scriptwriter

Further fields like director of photography, editor, sound designer etc. should complement the team in a balance from both partnering countries.

To find your right team partner, the Film Prize organizes project markets with regional partners. Find out more here

Applicants must be able to communicate and defend their ideas in English. The application and project dossier have to be submitted in English.