THE ROBERT BOSCH
STIFTUNG’S PROMOTIONAL PRIZE FOR JOINT FILM PRODUCTIONS
Visiting goEast: Frank W. Albers presents the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s
“Promotional Prize for Joint Film Productions by young German and
Eastern / South Eastern European filmmakers”. He will inform about
the intentions that led to its creation two years ago. Some of the prize-winners
will be present to talk about their experiences.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three promotional prizes for joint film
productions by young German and Eastern as well as South Eastern European
filmmakers. The prize is awarded in the categories animated film, documentary,
and short film.
Contestants must submit a sample feature by their film team director as
well as a detailed project outline and budget plan. Each team must consist
of at least a producer, director, camera operator, and screenwriter.
The grant primarily covers the productions team’s expenses for travel,
meals, and accommodation. It may, to a lesser extent, also be allocated
to cover production expenses (cut, copies). Filming material and technical
film equipment such as cameras, post-production-tools etc. are not allowed.
Every winning production can receive up to 70,000 euros in funds.
Qualifying applications will be submitted to an independent jury. The
jury will short-list up to 15 teams. Up to three members of each short-listed
team will be invited to Stuttgart to present their film. Up to two members
of each winning team will have the opportunity to participate in the Berlinale
A detailed description of criteria and rules as well as a downloadable
application form and the deadlines are available at www.filmfoerderpreis.com
Two of the films supported in 2005 will be screened during the workshop:
the German-Romanian documentary VILLAGE OF SOCKS (directed by Ileana Stanculescu
and Klaudia Begic) and the German-Serbian-Montenegrenian short film AMOR
FATI (by Dennis Todorovic). Additionally, goEast screens MOUSE by Wojtek
Wawszczyk who was supported last year for his German-Polish animated film
For 2006 the jury decided to give grants to the German-Bulgarian animated
film THREE SISTERS AND ANDREY (by Boris Despodov), the German-Romanian-Latvian
documentary LES ENFANTS DE PARADA (by Annett Schütze) and the German-Croation
short film MILAN (by Michaela Kezele). All these productions will be finished
at the end of 2006.