The DW Akademie Film Development Fund has been designed to support filmmakers from the Global South who are passionate about making films and want to build sustainable careers. In 2021, the fund will be opened for applications for filmmakers from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
We want to support creatives in developing film projects who may otherwise struggle to get their voices heard and their stories told and thus contribute to social change and freedom of expression.
We offer filmmakers a combination of financial support (maximum 10,000€) for the development of projects up to production stage and a tailor-made training program.
This year, the DW Akademie Film Development Fund starts first with calls for applications in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 DW Akademie Film Development Fund – Ethiopia.
We appreciate all those who sent in applications and would like to thank the members of the filmmaking community in Ethiopia and beyond who supported our efforts.
Applicants who make it through the initial selection phase will be contacted by the film industry team of DW Akademie.