DW Akademie Film Development Fund from Uganda or Tanzania Filmmakers 2021

DW Akademie Film Development Fund aims to support film markers from Uganda or Tanzania who have already made one or more films and would now like assistance in developing their next project.

The development fund offers a comprehensive, year-long program that includes financial support, professional mentoring and training.

About DW Akademie

The DW Akademie is a German media company that offers quality journalism and media expertise and adds value internationally by supporting and training emerging media works professionally.

The organization works to elevate human rights to freedom of expression. DW Akademie performs leading roles in the development of free media systems, creating access to information, setting standards for education and independent journalism.

Requirements for DW Akademie Film Development Fund

  • Filmmakers (directors/scriptwriters) who are based in Tanzania or Uganda and have worked in a professional context on at least one fictional or non-fictional production are eligible to apply. The film needs to have been released either locally or internationally (e.g., theatrical release, screening in a national or international festival, TV broadcast, digital third-party broadcast, streaming/VOD).
  • Please note that you must be a Ugandan or Tanzanian citizen to apply. Filmmakers from the diaspora are not eligible.
  • Eligible formats are fictional and non-fictional feature-length films (at least 60 minutes) currently in development.
  • The fund focuses on the development stage of a film’s overall production. This is the phase for creating ideas, writing screenplays, acquiring financing, contracting rights etc.
  • Development activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to work on your screenplay, research (travel), production of a mood reel, participation in labs (lab and travel fees), acquiring financing for production (work on further funding applications, travel to festivals, etc), location and/or character/protagonist scouting, etc.

How to Apply for the DW Akademie Film Development Fund

To apply for the ongoing DW Akademie Film Development Fund is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the DW Akademie Film Development Fund on or before October 25, 2021