At the time of the greatest tragedy for our country, Ukrainian art and culture are as necessary and powerful as ever, they are our weapon for defending our own identity and freedom. FILMBOOST is an opportunity for screenwriters, filmmakers, producers to work on documentary or feature film projects which can become auteur art statements that conceptualize the events of the war and its consequences, as well as the Ukrainian reality at the political, social, economic, legal, and personal levels.
NGO Docudays together with Deutsche Filmakademie e.V. start a scholarship programme within the framework of the DOCU/HELP support initiative for filmmakers who work with fiction or documentary projects. The call for applications will be open from 6th July, the scholarship programme will start in September. During this time, the DOCU/HELP support initiative will only service this scholarship programme and will temporarily pause accepting applications for urgent support with equipment, fuel costs, etc.
The deadline for this call has passed.
60 fellows will be selected by an independent jury. Support is provided in the form of a monthly stipend. The total value of a scholarship for one person is EUR 5,000: EUR 1,250 paid monthly from September to December 2022.
The scholarship may only be used to cover the activities directly related to the project specified in the submitted application. A variety of projects may be supported through this programme: development and creation of an audiovisual work or script, research for a short/full-length documentary/fiction film, work on a documentary/fiction film (development, production, postproduction), and creation of a series of short films.
July 6 – 31 – call for applications is open;
August 1 – 21 – review of the applications and selection of fellows by an independent jury;
August 22 – the announcement of 60 scholars;
August 22 – 31 – the Deutsche Filmakademie signs scholarship contracts with selected fellows;
September 1 – December 31 – the period covered by the scholarship;
December 1 – the deadline for fellows to provide the final report on their projects;
December 1 – 31 (the date will be confirmed) – the presentation of fellows' projects in Germany.
Amount of support:
60 scholarships total / the total value of a scholarship for one person is EUR 5,000: EUR 1,250 paid monthly from September to December 2022.
Requirements to the applicants:
For your application to be considered, you must fill out the form at the link.
The following criteria will be considered when selecting fellows:
Each of the fellows will be obliged to provide a short monthly descriptive report (for internal use) on how the funds were used and how the project developed. On the 1st of December, each of the fellows will be obliged to send examples of work materials produced during the scholarship period, a descriptive report on how the funds were used, and participate in the public presentation of their work in December, in Germany. In each case, we will agree on the format of the presentation and what kind of work materials can be presented.
During the scholarship programme, 60 of scholars will be presented publically (short biographies, portraits, a short description of the projects they are working on, and visual materials of the projects (if available)).
Read the detailed Regulations of the scholarship programme.
If you have any questions, please contact us – [email protected]