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Call for Applications: DOK.network Africa Residency

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Opportunities 15th Dec 2017 DOK.fest München

DOK.network Africa Residency Programme (2nd March – 14th May, 2018)


Application deadline: 20th January, 2018

You are a young African filmmaker looking for an international training platform to develop your new documentary film project? DOK.fest München together with the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and in cooperation with the University for Television and Film Munich (HFF) offers a Residency Programme accompanied by training in scriptwriting, financing and pitching. 

The Residency at Ebenböckhaus (2nd March – 14th May, 2018)

The DOK.network Africa residency is aimed at supporting filmmakers from African countries to develop their feature-length narrative documentary film projects at the international level. Thanks to our funding partners we can offer two scholarships including travel costs to and from Munich, a mentoring and training programme, monthly allowance of 1,200 Euros and accommodation in the artist-in-residence premises at the Ebenböckhaus of the City of Munich. The residency programme will last from 2nd March until 14th May, 2018.  

The Training Programme

As part of the Residency, the training programme in cooperation with the University for Television and Film Munich (HFF) will include workshops and mentoring in the following areas:

  • Treatment development
  • Scriptwriting
  • Budgeting and financing
  • Pitching training and the production of a pitch

The International Office of HFF will support the residents during their stay in Munich and facilitate access to university.

Pitching at DOK.fest München

The residents will have the opportunity to pitch their projects at the industry platform of DOK.fest München, the DOK.forum Marketplace (3rd – 5th May, 2018). At selected roundtables, all participating filmmakers will be invited to discuss and further develop their projects with producers, commissioning editors, distributors and sales agents especially interested in African content. The objective is to facilitate new co-productions through targeted matchmaking. The residents will get full accreditation for the 33rd DOK.fest München from 2nd to 13th May, 2018.


Participation conditions

We invite all filmmakers who

  • are younger than 35 years old
  • hold the citizenship of an African country and primarily live and work in Africa
  • currently work on a feature-length documentary film (minimum 52 min.) which is supposed to be shot and produced in an African country
  • are fluent in the English language, in both its written and spoken form

to apply for the DOK.network Africa Residency Programme.

Read the full article at DOK.fest München

DOK.fest München, DOK.network Africa Residency Programme


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