In cooperation with the Wim Wenders Foundation, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supports  the Wim Wenders Grant as a way of promoting innovative cinematic storytelling.

Who can apply?

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

What are the funding conditions?

  • The grant is endowed with up to 100,000 Euros in total and supports young filmmakers to realise their projects by using new means and enriching their visual language.
  • Support is given to projects with an innovative cinematic approach as far as content and form are concerned.
  • The grant supports the development of the respective project.
  • A project concept and 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 the application.
  • The information and documents required for the 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 Wim Wenders.

Service Centre

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


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