Its objective is to complete a movie in the context of common coproductions during the promotional timeframe. From the applying groups, a jury will select three German and three Central and East European applicant groups from which three coproduction teams will be assembled.
Furthermore, both the German and Central and East European applicant groups must agree upon a concept (provided that they have decided not to fill out an application conjointly).
Projects exclusively from the areas of Short Feature Film, Documentary Film and Animated Film will be promoted.
- Only groups, which would like to later make a movie with a partner team from Central and Eastern Europe in the context of a coproduction, are allowed to apply for the Award for the Promotion of Movie Coproductions.
- At least two of the applicants who apply for the Award for the Promotion of Movie Coproductions must already have cooperated in the movie, which will be submitted to the competition. (The movie must either be shot in the German or English language, or have German or English subtitles, accordingly).
- Participation is allowed up to age 35.
- The applicant groups must consist of the following areas: Production, Direction, Camera and Screenplay.
- Only the producer of the movie is entitled to its submission and is later responsible for the appropriate realization of the production.
- Coproduction teams that already have partners from Central and Eastern Europe are allowed to apply.
- Groups from the areas of Short Feature Film, Documentary Film or Animated Film can apply.
Formation of the Teams:
For the different sections, the coproduction teams must consist of the following:
Required: Production, Direction Preferred: Camera, Screenplay
Outline of the Coproduction Teams
The coproduction teams consist of applicant groups from Germany and Central and Eastern Europe.
Short Feature Film:
Minimum: 6 People Maximum: 8 People
Minimum: 4 People Maximum: 8 People
Minimum: 2 People Maximum: 8 People
*In the area of Animated Film, there is the possibility that a director is at the same time a producer and produces an animated film with a Central and Eastern European coproduction partner.
At most, the coproduction teams can be comprised of eight members.
The number of German and Central and East European coproduction team members should be balanced out. The arrangement of the coproduction teams is determined by the jury.
Film-makers from other areas of film production cannot be added to the applicant groups. Their fees fall under the area of film production and can only be calculated after the financing of the coproduction team’s living costs.
What Will Be Promoted?
The coproduction teams, which can be comprised of maximum eight members, will receive a budget for living costs and travel expenses. Nevertheless, parts of the budget may also be used for the common coproduction. For the exact cost allocation, the producer must provide a financing plan, from which it becomes evident which costs from the coproduction team’s cost of living will be eliminated and which costs will be included in the production. The costs of living must be covered. Production costs can only be covered additionally and proportionately.
Which Promotion Awards Will Be Granted?
Six applicant groups will be rewarded (three German groups and three from Central and Eastern Europe). These groups will form three coproduction teams and will be promoted.
Utilization of Funds:
The available funds must cover the trip and living costs that the coproduction teams, in the context of their coproduction, have accumulated during the entire promotional timeframe.
After the living costs have been covered, the remaining funds can be used for the production of the movie. The production costs, which are not covered by the financial means of the promotion, must be acquired from the producer, possibly from advanced technical colleges and production companies.
The promotion amount contributes between 50,000.00 € and 90,000.00 €.
The entire promotion amount totals 210,000.00 €.
The extent of the promotion amount, with which the single coproduction teams are promoted, is decided only by the professional jury.
How Can One Apply?
- The producer submits a short film, documentary film or animated film which serves as the basis of evaluation for the admission into the competition. He/she must have worked together on the submitted movie with at least the director of his/her applicant group. (The movie must either be shot in the German or English language, or have German or English subtitles, accordingly).
- The movie may not be older than 18 months.
- An idea sketch is to accompany the film and should outline the project to be realized within the context of the coproduction. The idea sketch may consist of maximum three Din A 4 pages. Keep in mind that the applicant groups chosen by the jury must agree on one concept. (The concept must be written in the German or English language).
- Furthermore, the producer must attach a realistic calculation which contains the living and production costs for up to eight members of the coproduction team.
- A completed, signed registration form must accompany the application.
- In addition to the application, detailed resumes, filmographies, and pictures from the movie and of the applicants should be enclosed.
- All documents submitted with the application must be written in German or in English.
Deadline and Application Address:
- The application deadline ends on October 31, 2004
- Please send the completed application to the following address:
Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg e.V.
Keyword: Award for the Promotion of Movie Coproductions
Friedrichstraße 23 a
70174 Stuttgart / Germany
Applicant groups from the Central and East European countries listed below can take part in the competition:
Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia & Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Poland, Croatia, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Albania.
Selection and Notification:
- In a preselection, the submissions, which will be admitted to the competition, are chosen.
- The submissions not taking part in the competition will be sent back upon request.
- A second professional jury will establish the coproduction teams before the festival. The submitted movie and the idea sketch are the bases for the award.
- The chosen coproduction teams will be announced in Stuttgart during the awards ceremony at the 10th Filmschau Baden-Württemberg on December 4, 2004.
How Are the Teams for the Coproductions Assembled?
An advertisement will be publicized in Germany as well as in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe mentioned above. The specified basic conditions are identical for both advertisement regions. The applicant groups from Germany and Central and Eastern Europe will apply independently from each other, with their own movies and idea sketches. Thereafter, they will be grouped together into coproduction teams by a professional jury. The professional jury will examine (possibly with direct conversation) which applicant groups can be matched together for a coproduction and will thereupon assemble the coproduction teams.
However, it is also possible that a coproduction team has already been established, in which students from Germany as well as from Central and Eastern Europe are represented.
General Basic Conditions:
- The coproduction team must spend at least five months in Central and Eastern Europe and should, as far as possible, carry out the majority of the production in this location.
- Communication languages are German and English.
- The films must be finished by October 31, 2005, the application deadline for the 11th Filmschau Baden-Württemberg.
- A constructive collaboration must take place between the coproduction partners in the artistic area as well as during the production’s technical developments.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg e.V. want to give the respective coproduction teams a high degree of latitude and direct responsibility concerning the Award for the Promotion of Movie Coproductions. Accordingly, decision-making authority will be given to the professional jury.