The Berlinale Residency is now in its third round. Until March 16, 2015, filmmakers, who have screened their first films with success at international festivals and cinemas, may submit feature films, documentary or cross-media projects which they are currently developing. Eligible for selection are only those projects that already have one producer in place.
The "Berlin 24/7" programme Berlinale Residency invites three filmmakers to Berlin, where they will be able to work on their projects from September 1 to November 30, 2015. Besides individual meetings with script consultants and mentors from the film industry, their producers will also be invited to Berlin for a workshop towards the end of their stay. In order to find further co-producers and financiers, the filmmakers and their producers will return to Berlin to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market in February 2016.
“We are delighted that with the Berlinale Residency programme we again have the opportunity to support not only filmmakers but also producers in developing their film projects. The Residency has already borne fruit, as can be seen in Sacha Polak’s film Zurich, which is having its world premiere in this year’s Forum,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.
The Berlinale Residency is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. It is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Federal Foreign Office.
February 9, 2015