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The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has been awarding the Wim Wenders Grant since 2014 once a year to promote innovative cinematic art. Young filmmakers are supported to realise projects with new means to enrich the picture language.

Who can apply?

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

What are the funding conditions?

  • Support is awarded to projects with a cinematic approach that is innovative both regards content and in formal terms.
  • The development of the respective project is supported with the grant.
  • The prerequisite is that a project concept and a budget are submitted with the application.
  • The funding is in the form of a grant.

How does it work?

  • The prerequisite is that a consultation is held with the responsible funding official before submitting an 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
Roman Roitman
Low Budget/Documentaries
Tel. +49-211-930 50-77