Mission and vision

DW Akademie’s Film Development Fund is specifically designed to support filmmakers in the development phase of their film projects. The overarching goal of the fund is to strengthen the film industry in countries of the Global South through a strategic combination of financial support and the training of selected filmmakers.

Targeted training and development initiatives are designed to improve employment opportunities for filmmakers and attract foreign investors to the industry, as well as increase recognition of the film sector in the respective countries.

The DW Akademie Film Development Fund began its work this year with a call for applications in Ethiopia.