Each year, three filmmakers are awarded a six-month residency in Berlin for their contributions to the art of film. We are looking for emerging directors as well as established auteurs who expand our understanding of cinema and the world. Candidates should have premiered at least two feature films at international festivals. We are curious about exploring contemporary cinema beyond genre boundaries. One of our aims is to support filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. The invitation to Berlin is intended to give filmmakers the opportunity to explore their ideas without deadlines or production pressure.

current and former Film fellows

Sofia Bohdanowicz, Burak Çevik und Blake Williams: A Woman Escapes (2022)
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