Funding programme for women artists in film/video

Target group / Purpose of funding

Work stipends and project grants are awarded through this programme to women film and video makers. Funding is also available for projects of a limited duration, such as screen-writing, research and other aspects of pre-production. Stipends are also available to film makers to compensate for loss of income during the production, distribution and public presentation of films, including presentations abroad.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Funding is awarded through this programme to women artists who have won recognition for the quality of their work and are able to provide samples from their portfolio.
  • Artists applying to this programme must live and work in Berlin or have their primary residence here.
  • Funding is not available for projects directed towards video installation work.
  • Applicants may not be enrolled at a higher education institution.

Funding volume

  • Stipends of €2,000 per month are available to women film makers through this programme and are usually awarded for a period of four to six months depending on the specific requirements of the project.
  • Applications may be submitted for project funding in connection with films which have been completed for the production of film copies or distribution activities (participating in festivals, sub-titling etc.).

Call for applications

A call for applications to this programme is usually issued in October of each year for the following year.


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