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DW Akademie Film Development Fund 2021 for East African Filmmakers

The  DW Akademie Film Development Fund  has been designed to support filmmakers from the Global South who are passionate about making films and want to build sustainable careers. In 2021, the fund will be opened for applications for filmmakers from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.  

Application Deadline: 26th February 2021

About the Award: We want to support creatives in developing film projects who may otherwise struggle to get their voices heard and their stories told and thus contribute to social change and freedom of expression. 

Type: Grants

Eligibility: This year, the DW Akademie Film Development Fund starts first with calls for applications in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. 

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. 

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: We offer filmmakers a combination of financial support (maximum 10,000€) for the development of projects up to production stage and a tailor-made training program.

How to Apply: Apply below

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

Important Notes: Please note that the application period for the Film Fund – Ethiopia is already underway. 

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