Who can apply?

  • Applications are accepted from authors and directors whose first place of residence is in Germany, and from NRW in particular.

What are the funding conditions?

  • The grant is endowed with up to 100,000 Euros in total, enabling documentary filmmakers to develop high-quality documentaries.
  • A treatment and a budget must be submitted with the application.
  • The support is provided in the form of a grant.

How does it work?

  • A consultation is required before submitting an application.
  • The information and documents required for an application are set out in the application forms.
  • There is one call for projects each year.
  • The funding decisions are taken by a jury chaired by Gerd Ruge.

Service Centre

  • Submission dates and all further documents can be found here.


Susanna Felgener
Script Development/Preparation
Tel. +49-211-930 50-27