Established by the Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale’s co-partner Glashütte Original, the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” is celebrating a small anniversary. At the Berlinale in 2016, the fellowship will be awarded for the fifth time. It was conceived to support emerging German filmmakers to develop a project, material or script. The long-standing watch manufacturer Glashütte Original is funding the 15,000-euro fellowship. Eligible for participation are all the directors whose films screened in the programme of the Perspektive in 2015.
On February 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm, the fellowship will be presented during the opening of the Perspektive to a young and talented director from the 2015 Berlinale whose film treatment the jury found the most convincing. All of this year’s jury members – actress Sandra Hüller; director, screenwriter and actor Ingo Haeb; as well as producer Martin Heisler – will also attend the presentation. In addition, the Berlinale and Glashütte Original will invite the press to talk with the new fellowship holder in the Glashütte Original Lounge at Potsdamer Platz at 11 am on Saturday, February 13.
“It is marvellous that we are already awarding this fellowship for the fifth time. All 63 directors from the past five years of the Perspektive are grateful to Glashütte Original for their commitment to provide them with this unique opportunity. It gives them an incentive to get back to work and think up and develop new ideas immediately,” remarks section head Linda Söffker.