Berlin - Hong Kong: 3 Months
Artist-in-Residence Programme 2020

- German film professionals travel to China -

Application open. Deadline: 7th January 2020 - 

The Programme

The “Berlin/Hong Kong - 3 months” artist-in-residence programme enables a German film professional to live in Hong Kong for 3 months so they can develop their project and skills and learn about the film industry in Hong Kong.

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

The programme covers:

  • travel costs
  • Housing
  • allowance (1.000€ per month)


  • 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 Hong Kong;
  • 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 hong_kong_application.docx (Microsoft Word strongly recommended)

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

Deadline & Announcement

Deadline 7th January 2020

Applications should be addressed electronically to:

“Berlin/Hong Kong - 3 Months” is an initiative of: the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Goethe Institut Hong Kong, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Asian Film Awards Academy and the NIPKOW PROGRAMM.