The Programme

The BERLIN AiR “Berlin-Rome - three months”  enables a German film professional to live in Rome for three months to develop a new project and skills and learn about the film industry in Italy.

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

The programme covers:

  • a grant of approximately € 1,200 per month
  • travel costs 
  • housing

Eligibility

  • 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 Rome;
  • 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 last deadline for applications was 21st January 2020. Next call for applications is scheduled for September 2020.