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

Eligible for the Film Prize are mixed teams of German and Arab filmmakers who are in the beginning of their film career. Furthermore, the film should be produced in both partnering countries, stressing in particular the aspect of intercultural exchange.

To facilitate the team-finding process, Arab directors will be invited to the Project Market Amman to meet German producers.


The Project Market Amman

From April 23 to 28, 2017 the Project Market Amman, introducing the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, takes place in Amman, Jordan in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC).

Up to twenty young directors from the member-countries of the Arab League are invited to participate in the Project Market Amman to meet with up to fifteen German producers. The Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover all costs of travel, accommodation and catering.

During five days a diverse program will offer filmmakers from the Arab world and Germany various occasions to get to know each other, to introduce each other’s work, to talk in detail about the directors’ project and to exchange knowledge and experiences. Joint events and excursions will help intensify the newly acquainted contacts.

The meetings between directors and producers do not necessarily have to result in a partnership but will contribute to gain experience of an international co-production market and extend the network. In case a team is formed, the first step towards preparing for a joint application for the following round of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung is created.


Who can participate in the Project Market Amman?

Arab directors (at the beginning of their career) and students or graduated students from film and media academies, who are nationals and citizens of any country member of the Arab League, can apply for the Project Market Amman, if they have a project in development in one of the four categories (short animated film, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary). Applicants must be able to communicate in English.


How to apply
To participate in the Project Market Amman, filmmakers must register at the Online Project Market www.onlineprojectmarket.de and fill in and upload all requested data. As project information, a one-page logline and synopsis or project description are required, as well as a link to their recent film. A script or treatment should be available on request.

Out of all submissions, up to twenty projects will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of members of the RFC, experts from the Arab world and the Film Prize Team to participate in the Project Market Amman.

 
Deadline of submission
Projects submitted by March 08, 2017 at the Online Project Market will be considered as applicants for the Project Market Amman.


Notice of selection
March 27, 2017
 
The communication language of the entire Film Prize program is English. For further details on the Film Prize please visit www.filmprize.de.