Participation Conditions NIPKOW PROGRAMM 2019

Application Deadline: December 31st, 2018, 6pm CET

Your application for the NIPKOW PROGRAMM will only be processed if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a professional writer, director, producer, animator or post- production specialist (no students).
  • You have completed a first feature length film (more than 70min.) either fiction, documentary, cross media or series. Applicants who have not completed a feature length film may qualify for consideration if they have had a short film awarded by a renowned, major International Film Festival such as Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Venice etc.
  • The project with which you apply is a new feature-length project destined for theatrical release (fiction, documentary, drama series, cross-media, animation).
  • Minimum a first draft of the script must be available in English. For documentary projects we require a developed treatment.
  • A producer is already attached to the project.
  • You submit a complete application correctly and entirely in English, including a sample of your previous work as well as a signed rights clearance, confirming that you own the copyright on the original material or an option in the case of a script based on literary material.
  • If you are selected to participate you must be:

    1. Available for a three months Berlin residency between June and November 2019.
    2. Aware that some of your data, such as your name, the director's name, project title, production company, country of the production etc. will be published on our website as provided by you.
    3. The selected filmmakers receive a monthly stipend of 1.500,00 Euro. Accommodation in Berlin should be arranged by the selected filmmakers themselves. Travel expenses and accommodation will not be covered by the NIPKOW PROGRAMM.
    4. The selected filmmakers commit themselves to living in Berlin for the three-month duration of the NIPKOW PROGRAMM fellowship (between June 1st till November 30th 2019) The selected filmmakers commit themselves to work closely with and plan his/her project efficiently in consultation with the NIPKOW PROGRAMM office during his/her stay in Berlin.
    5. The selected filmmakers commit themselves to attend - and if necessary, to prepare for - all NIPKOW PROGRAMM meetings / workshops / seminars in Berlin.
    6. The selected filmmakers have to write an interim report before they receive the final instalment of their monthly grant.
    7. The selected filmmakers commit to provide the NIPKOW PROGRAMM with continuous updates of his/her work and projects after completion of their grant.
    8. In the opening and closing credits of the selected film project, as well as in all promotional and advertising material, the NIPKOW PROGRAMM is to be named with logo.