Film Prize Project Market
The project market, which has been held in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan in Amman since 2012, is organized to help filmmakers from the Arab World and Germany find their right team partner for a joint application to the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
A matchmaking platform
The 2021 and final edition of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung kicked off its activities with the Film Prize Project Market.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this matchmaking platform, which has always been at the core of the program, took place as an online workshop from July 15 to 17, 2020.
This year, around a 100 projects from the four corners of the Arab World have been submitted and 30 German producers have postulated to take part in the program.
For this final edition, 6 feature documentary, 4 short fiction and 2 animation film projects from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia were selected. The diversity of topics ranged from representation of minorities to political upheavals, women rights and generational challenges.
The twelve filmmakers behind these projects had the chance to meet with twelve selected German producers, brought together from all over Germany, with a strong female participation on both sides.
In intense one-to-one sessions, these meetings could result in a good match and each team formed of an Arab filmmaker and a German producer would be able to apply with their project to the 2021 and final edition of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
The Film Prize Project Market is a market where filmmakers from the Arab World and producers from Germany can apply individually.
The Film Prize Project Market offers a platform for exchange and networking in order to find the right team partner for a joint application for the next round of the Film Prize.
The meetings between directors and producers do not necessarily result in a partnership but will enrich their personal experience and extend their network.
If a team is successfully formed, the project dossier must be prepared for the application to the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Eligible to apply for the Film Prize Project Market are emerging directors being resident in one member country of the Arab League with a film idea in development in the categories short films (animation, fiction, documentary) and feature length documentary, as well as up-and-coming German producers, looking for good stories from this region.
The communication language of the Film Prize program is English. Applicants must have a good command of English and be able to communicate in English.