Berlin - Guanajuato, 2 Months

BERLIN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (AiR) Programme 2021: Berlin - Guanajuato, 2 Months

- German film professionals travel to Mexico -

- Application open. Deadline extended until 9th March 2021 - 

The Programme

The BERLIN AiR “Berlin-Guanajuato - two months”  enables a German film professional to live in Guanajuato for two months to develop a new project and skills and learn about the film industry in Mexico. The stay must be completed within 2021.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to gain insight into the Mexican production landscape and meet producers and professionals, in accordance with their profile.

The programme covers:

  • travel costs
  • housing
  • allowance (approx. € 2,000 for the entire stay)


  • German film professionals (primarily directors and scriptwriters) with a proven professional background in film and television
  • Permanent residents of Germany

  • Applicants must have completed or worked on at least one film of a minimum of 30 min. in any genre or format
  • The completed film must have been supported by a film fund, a professionally recognized body or organisation, or have been commissioned by a broadcaster
  • - OR -

  • The film must have won local and international recognition, acclaim and prizes

Application procedure

Please note: all applications must be submitted in English. Please submit:

  • our application form;
  • a statement explaining why you want to be an artist-in-residence in Guanajuato;
  • a CV;
  • a written description and concept of the project (treatment/synopsis or written presentation) maximum 5 pages;
  • an example of previous work (Vimeo Link or similar)

Application Form

Please download our application form:

click to download file guanajuato_application.docx (Microsoft Word strongly recommended)

No application will be accepted without a completed form. All information and material must be provided in English.

Applications should be addressed electronically to:

The BERLIN AiR “Berlin-Guanajuato - two months” is an initiative of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Goethe-Institut Mexico, the Guanajuato International Film Festival and the NIPKOW PROGRAMM.