Call for Applications | Africa Residency Programme

Application deadline: 20th January, 2018
Are you a young African filmmaker looking for an international training platform to develop your new documentary film project? DOK.fest München together with the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and in cooperation with the University for Television and Film Munich (HFF) offers a Residency Programme accompanied by training in scriptwriting, financing and pitching. 

The Residency at Ebenböckhaus (2nd March – 14th May, 2018)

The Africa residency is aimed at supporting filmmakers from African countries to develop their feature-length narrative documentary film projects at the international level. Thanks to our funding partners we can offer two scholarships including travel costs to and from Munich, a mentoring and training programme, monthly allowance of 1,200 Euros and accommodation in the artist-in-residence premises at the Ebenböckhaus of the City of Munich. The residency programme will last from 2nd March until 14th May, 2018.  

The Training Programme

As part of the Residency, the training programme in cooperation with the University for Television and Film Munich (HFF) will include workshops and mentoring in the following areas:
  • Treatment development
  • Scriptwriting
  • Budgeting and financing
  • Pitching training and the production of a pitch
The International Office of HFF will support the residents during their stay in Munich and facilitate access to university.

Pitching at DOK.fest München

The residents will have the opportunity to pitch their projects at the industry platform of DOK.fest München, the Marketplace (3rd – 5th May, 2018). At selected roundtables, all participating filmmakers will be invited to discuss and further develop their projects with producers, commissioning editors, distributors and sales agents especially interested in African content. The objective is to facilitate new co-productions through targeted matchmaking. The residents will get full accreditation for the 33rd DOK.fest München from 2nd to 13th May, 2018.
To apply for the Africa Residency Programme, get the details here.