„Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art“ is a database with a collection of 10.000 films. Together with the Goethe-Institute they offer as well a scholarship for film- and video curators from abroad.
The combination of moving pictures and language means that film can provide a very deep, even personal insight into another culture. International film festivals, German film events abroad as well as support programmes for artists in the field film make a important contribution to the cultural exchange.
In Germany, German Films is responsible for the preparation, organisation and implementation of the selection procedures of the national submissions for the participation at international film festivals. If a German film is invited to one of the major festivals, the German Films will provide the necessary material and logistic support, in certain cases also assistance with the cost of subtitling and travel. Alongside German Films organises stands at film festivals and television fairs.
CinéAllemand4 in France and Luxembourg,
German Film Festival in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nowosibirsk,
Festival of European Film in Ljubljana.
Together with the German Films the Goethe Institute organises German film weeks in major centres of the international film industry.
The promotion is a key feature of cultural programme work of the Federal Foreign Office. In the countries in which the Goethe Institute is not represented organisers can turn to the German Missions Abroad.
The German Films maintains its own representatives in Argentina, Japan, East Europe, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, USA and Canada as well as in China assisting in an advisory capacity for all film-makers. Alongside it reports in its worldwide published magazine German Films Quarterly about new released films in Germany.
The Goethe Institute lends documentaries and feature films from a 100 years of German film history in German with English, French or Spanish subtitles for non-commercial purposes and teaching abroad.
The Institute for Academic Film (IWF) produces in cooperation with scientists audio-visual medias for research and teaching. Academic institutions and public educational institutes in Germany as well as abroad can research these via the Media Catalogue and hire or buy.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes with following programmes for musicians and artists free artistic development. For a certain period of time their life and work at appointed places is supported.
The Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme is one of the most renowned international programmes offering grants in the fields of visual art, literature, music and film. Each year, some 20 grants are awarded to international artists for approximately a one-year stay in Berlin.
The Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral promotes national and international artists in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, video as well as new media and landscape art/design. It awards six residence scholarships, one project scholarship and one curator scholarship.
For particularly well-qualified German students, post-graduate and post-doctoral scholarships in special-field of film/video the DAAD offers a number of scholarships and grants.
The Akademie Schloss Solitude promotes with its scholarship programmes mainly younger, particularly gifted international artists from the disciplines architecture, visual art, performing art, design, literature, music/sound, video/film/new media.
Application forms and further information at http://bewerbung.akademie-solitude.de.
The Federal Government Representative for Culture and Media provides artists of the fields of literature, music, visual arts, performing arts and media arts, a 10-week stay at the Castle Genshagen near Berlin. The participants come from Germany, Poland and France and develop a common result of her artistic work.
The German Federal Film Board promotes the constitution of the German film economy and the creative artistic quality of the German film as a precondition for its success at home and abroad. It awards promotion in the fields of film, video, screenplay, advanced training, research and advertising measures.
The World Cinema Fund supports films which are uniquely aesthetic, tell memorable stories and authentically reflect the cultural background of the regions in which they are made. It has previously focussed Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia as well as Southeast Asia and the Caucasus.
The MEDIA Mundus programme supports cooperation projects between European professionals and professionals from third countries, to the mutual benefit of the European audiovisual sector and that of third countries. The education and training of students, professional forces and teachers from third countries, the support of distribution, promotion, screening and diffusion of European works in third country markets and of audiovisual works from third countries in Europe as well as general activities is subsidised.
The European Fund for Co-Productions Eurimages supports European trilateral and bilateral co-productions as well as the distribution of European film- and TV-productions. The funding activities in public film lending are restricted to films and renting agencies of Eurimages Member States otherwise excluded from application for related public grants provided by the European Union. Thus it wants to advance cooperation between the EU-Member States and the States of Central and Eastern Europe in the field of film production and public lending.
In order to foster common cultural projects such as film festivals, theater productions, and exhibitions featuring artists between German and French institutions the Robert Bosch Foundation initiates the funding programme DUO. During one year, two cultural institutions work together in tandem, and have the opportunity to send an employee to the partner institution during two to four weeks. The exchange is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. The participants should benefit from the stay by getting to know the partner institution’s conceptual policy, their program planning, and work approach, and by identifying synergistic effects.
The virtual professional library media, stage, film offers research in various library catalogues, article databases and internet sites to the issue film.
The library of the university Frankfurt supervises the special collections film embracing monographs, magazines, microfilm and matters like theatre programmes and stage manuscripts published beyond the booktrade.
The Library Service Centre Baden-Württemberg offers a web directory for public internet supply in the field film.
The database KORDA comprehends information about public funding for the film and audiovisual sector in Europe. It is compiled and managed by the European Audiovisual Observatory.
Via the film catalogue and the film archive of the Goethe Institute cultural mediators outside of Germany may borrow and order films. The total supply comprises well over 700 feature and documentary films.
The German Film Guide of the Goethe Institute offers information about archive, training, awards, festivals, literature, film organisations, periodicals and addresses.
The Goethe Institute’s film section offers further information in the field film.
In the worldwide net of the Goethe Institutes there are events organised not only important for Germany but also take place in Germany. An overview provides the calender of events of the Goethe Institute.
The House of World Cultures is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, academic discussions and digital media are all linked in an interdisciplinary programme that is unique in Europe. In cooperation with artists and experts, it offers visitors opportunities to grapple with the conflicts, challenges and questions of our time.
The Goethe Institute arranges the answers of the important questions at its internet page.
Working Group of New German Feature Film Producers
Association of German Film and AV Producers
Film and Television University
German Film Institute
Federation of Film Conferrers
Federation of German Film Exporters
Lobby of German Actors