BERLIN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY (BERLIN AiR) 

 

BERLIN AiR offers selected filmmakers the opportunity to gain international experience and forge industry contacts. They bring together artists and film professionals from Berlin-Brandenburg and partner countries.

The stay in Berlin is organised and guided by the NIPKOW PROGRAMM, which also oversees the curriculum of each of the selected residents of the ten Medienboard funded programmes. The residencies work on a reciprocal basis with Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Mexico, Mallorca, Paris and Rome, (no application this time for Hong Kong and Mallorca, please check back in 2024) and are one-directional, to Berlin only, with Lebanon, Mumbai, Palestine, Sub-Saharan Africa and Turkey. The residency covers an Economy Airline Ticket, accommodation, a monthly allowance and professional support while in Berlin or in the partner country.

From Berlin - to Guanajuato (Mexico)

The residency Berlin - Guanajuato enables a filmmaker from Berlin-Brandenburg to live and work for two months in the State of Guanjuato (San Miguel de Allende). In return, a filmmaker from Guanajuato comes to Berlin for three months. In this way, both receive a unique opportunity to develop their skills and become familiar with the other country’s film industry. The filmmakers from Berlin-Brandenburg will have the unique opportunity to get to know Guanajuato and thus Mexico in all its many facets, and will gain insight into the country’s media and film scene. The programme is oriented toward the needs of the fellowship recipients. Representatives of Guanajuato’s film and media industry and cultural institutions are available to serve as mentors. The stay is organised by the Guanajuato International Film Festival and is supported by the Goethe Institut Mexico. The fellowship covers accommodation and a cash allowance of € 2.000.- (incl. Economy Airline Ticket) for the whole period of the fellowship (two months - mid-July to mid-September).

For more information and the application form please click here.

The previous deadline for applications was 25th January 2023 . Next deadline is 5th February 2024 by Berlin midnight.

From Berlin - to Mumbai (India)

The residency Berlin - Mumbai enables a filmmaker from Berlin-Brandenburg to live and work for three months in Mumbai. Due to the weather the fellowship takes place towards the end of the year.

In return, a filmmaker from Mumbai comes to Berlin for three months. In this way, both receive a unique opportunity to develop their skills and become familiar with the other country’s film industry. The filmmakers from Berlin-Brandenburg will have the opportunity to get to know Mumbai in all its many facets and to gain insight into the country’s media and film scene. The programme is oriented toward the needs of the fellowship recipients. Representatives of Mumbai's film and media industry and cultural institutions are available to serve as mentors. The stay is organised by the Goethe Institut Mumbai.

The fellowship includes an Economy Airline Ticket, accommodation and a cash allowance of € 1,200 per month.

For more information and the application form please click here.

The previous deadline for applications was 2nd March 2022. Next deadline is 5th February 2024 by Berlin midnight.

From Berlin – to Paris (France)

The residency Berlin - Paris offers a filmmaker from Berlin a three-month fellowship in Paris (from October to December). The aim is to help the resident to gain insight into the local film industry, to make contacts and exchange experiences. The fellowship includes an allowance of € 1.500 per month, as well as accommodation in the Cité des Arts, which the participant will rent for a monthly rate of € 550.- In addition, fellows will receive professional support as needed and networking possibilities within the local film industry.

This is an initiative of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Institut Français Deutschland and the City of Paris.

For more information and the application form please click here.

The previous deadline for applications was 25th January 2023. Next deadline is 5th February 2024 by Berlin midnight.

From Berlin – to Rome (Italy)

The Medienboard and the Rome-Lazio Film Commission have established an Artist-in-Residency partnership. It offers a filmmaker from Berlin a three-month residency in Rome. The aim is to help the resident to gain insight into the local film industry, to make new contacts and exchange experiences. The fellowship includes an Economy Airline Ticket, accommodation and a cash allowance of € 1,200 per month. 

For more information and the application form please click here.

The previous deadline for applications was 25th January 2023 . Next deadline is 5th February 2024 by Berlin midnight.

From Berlin - to Tel Aviv (Israel)

The residency with Tel Aviv started in 2009. In cooperation with the Israel Film Fund, the Medienboard offers a German filmmaker a three-month fellowship in Tel Aviv. Here too, the object is to gain insight into the local film industry, to make contacts and exchange experiences. The fellowship includes an Economy Airline Ticket, accommodation and a cash allowance of € 1,200 per month. In addition, fellows will receive professional support in networking within the local film industry.

The partner in Israel is the Israel Film Fund. For more information and the application form please click here.

The previous deadline for applications was 25th January 2023. Next deadline is 5th February 2024 by Berlin midnight.

From Berlin - to Thessaloniki (Greece)

In cooperation with the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Goethe Institut, the Medienboard offers a German filmmaker a three-month fellowship in Thessaloniki / Greece. Here too, the object is to gain insight into the local film industry, to make contacts and exchange experiences. The fellowship includes an Economy Airline Ticket, accommodation and a cash allowance of € 800 per month. In addition, fellows will receive professional support in networking within the local film industry.

The partners in Greece are the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Goethe Institut. For more information and the application form please click here.

The previous deadline for applications was 25th January 2023 . Next deadline is 5th February 2024 by Berlin midnight.