Berlin - Mumbai, 3 months

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (AiR) Programme 2023: Berlin - Mumbai, 3 months

- German film professionals travel to Mumbai -

- No Application this time. Please check back in 2024 - 

Previous deadline was 2nd March 2022 - 

The Programme

The BERLIN AiR "Berlin-Mumbai - three months” enables a German film professional to live in Mumbai for maximum three months to develop a new project and skills and learn about the film industry in Mumbai.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to gain insight into the Mumbai production landscape and meet producers and professionals, in accordance with their profile.

The programme covers:

  • hosting for max three months
  • housing and one international air ticket (economy only)
  • monthly allowance equivalent to € 1200.- per month


  • German film professionals (primarily directors and scriptwriters) with a proven professional background in film and television
  • Permanent residents of Germany
  • Applicants must have completed or worked on at least one film of a minimum of 30 min. in any genre or format
  • The completed film must have been supported by a film fund, a professionally recognized body or organisation, or have been commissioned by a broadcaster

- OR -

  • The film must have won local and international recognition, acclaim and prizes

Application procedure

Please note: all applications must be submitted in English. Please submit:

  • our application form (accessible below as long as call is open);
  • a statement explaining why you want to be an artist-in-residence in Mumbai;
  • a CV;
  • a written description and concept of the project (treatment/synopsis or written presentation) maximum 5 pages;
  • an example of previous work (Vimeo Link or similar)

Applications should be addressed electronically to:

The BERLIN AiR “Berlin-Mumbai - 3 months” is an initiative of: the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Mumbai Goethe Institute, implemented with the cooperation of the NIPKOW PROGRAMM.