In cooperation with regional partners, Project Markets take place each spring to help filmmakers from the Arab World and Germany find their right team partner for a joint application to the next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Directors living in the Arab World (member countries of the Arab League) apply with a project idea, while German producers submit their profile. A selection committee selects the participants.
The Project Markets are a useful networking platform for the intercultural exchange, not only between the Arab directors and the German producers but also within the groups.
Arab Animation Forum
The Arab Animation Forum is organised by the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) and will take place from April 30 – May 3, 2019.
The Arab Animation Forum connects young animation directors and artists from the Arab World with upcoming producers from Germany in order to support joint animated film projects. The aim of the Arab Animation Forum is to identify interesting projects and to connect potential co-production partners directed towards a possible application for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation.
The Arab Animation Forum connects young animation directors and artists from the Arab World with upcoming producers from Germany in order to support joint animated film projects.
The selected filmmakers get the opportunity to present their animation film projects to a professional jury during a pitching session and receive an evaluation of their projects.
The selected producers discuss with the Arab directors their projects in several one-to-one meetings and develop a potential co-production.
The winning project of the Arab Animation Forum is automatically nominated to the next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung provided that a German producer is attached to the project. Finding a German producer for the project is still possible after the Arab Animation Forum.
Eligible for the participation in the Arab Animation Forum are animation filmmakers residing in the Arab World (member states of the Arab League) and looking for a producer or co-producer as well as German producers interested in producing or co-producing an animated film project.
The call for submission is already open.
The submission deadline is February 19, 2019.
Project Market Amman
The Project Market Amman is organized in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan and takes place in Amman in mid-June 2019.
Around twenty emerging Arab directors will meet with up to fifteen German producers.
During five days, a diverse program offers the filmmakers the chance to get to know each other, introduce their work, tackle co-production matters, discuss thoroughly the director’s project and exchange knowledge and experiences. Further joint networking events reinforce potential partnerships.
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 next round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Eligible to apply for the Project Market Amman are emerging directors being resident in one member country of the Arab League with a film idea in development in the categories short animation, short fiction film, short or feature length documentary, as well as up-and-coming German producers, looking for good stories from this region.
- The call for submission opens late February, 2019
- The submission deadline is late March, 2019
Applicants for the Project Market Amman are requested to submit
- a logline
- a short synopsis
- a director’s note and motivation
- a link to the director's most recent film.
A script and/or treatment should be available upon request.
Online Project Market
The Online Project Market serves as the application portal for the Project Market Amman as well as a yearlong networking platform to facilitate the team finding process.