Berlin - Guanajuato: 2 Months
Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Programme 2019

- German film professionals travel to Mexico -

The Programme

The “Berlin/Guanajuato - two months” artist-in-residence programme enables a German film professional to live in Guanajuato for two months so they can develop their project and skills and learn about the film industry in Mexico. The stay must be terminated within 2019.

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)

Deadline & Announcement

The deadline for applications is 3rd January 2019. The candidate will be selected by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Goethe Institut Mexico, the Guanajuato International Film Festival and the NIPKOW PROGRAMM. The announcement will be made in February 2019.

Applications should be addressed electronically to:

“Berlin/Guanajuato - two Months” is an initiative of: the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Goethe-Institut Mexiko, the Guanajuato International Film Festival and the NIPKOW PROGRAMM.