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 which have been detailed below.Eligible for the Film Prize are:
- Mixed teams of German and Arab filmmakers who are in the beginning of their cinematographic career.
- 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 July 17 to 22, 2020 the Project Market Amman, introducing the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, will take place in Amman, Jordan in cooperation with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC).
Up to eighteen emerging directors from Arab countries will be invited to participate in the Project Market Amman to meet with up to twelve German producers. The Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover all costs of travel, accommodation and meals.
During four to 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 in the beginning of their cinematographic career can apply for the Project Market Amman, if they have a short film (fiction, animation or documentary) or a feature-length documentary project in development. 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
- Fill in and upload all requested data.
- Requested project information; PDF of maximum two to three pages including:
3. Director's note.
4. Link to the director's recent film.
*A script or treatment should be available upon request.
Out of all submissions, up to eighteen 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 May 3, 2020 (midnight CET) at the Online Project Market will be considered as applicants for the Project Market Amman.
Notice of selection
May 27, 2020
The communication language of the entire Film Prize program is English. For further details on the Film Prize please visit www.filmprize.de