Film- und Medienstiftung NRW Announces Call for Applications for Fifth Annual Awarding of Wim Wenders Grant

In co-operation with the Wim Wenders Stiftung, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has announced a call for applications for the fifth annual Wim Wenders Grant. The grant is intended to serve as material and creative support for young filmmakers from Germany, in particular from North Rhine-Westphalia, who are pursuing unique visions for the development of new narrative means and the enrichment of our common visual language.

In the scope of a two-stage application process, a jury chaired by Wim Wenders and also featuring Filmstiftung CEO Petra Müller is responsible for selecting the recipients of the grant, which is endowed with an annual budget of up to 100,000 euros. Applications for the Wim Wenders Grant should be submitted to the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW no later than May 7st 2018.

According to the bylaws, the grant is intended to support the development of project ideas that combine the content-related concept with an impressive formal and aesthetic creative vision. Among other things, the application documentation must include an approximately ten-page description of the project concept, a budget calculation, a CV and an audiovisual directorial reference project or a filmed reference script from the applicant. After selection by the jury, grant recipients have 18 months to develop their ideas.

All relevant information and documentation relating to the Wim Wenders Grant is currently available at

Since its inception, the Wim Wenders Grant has been awarded to a total of 17 projects.

Contact partners at the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW: Susanna Felgener (


Wim Wenders during the shooting of Wings of Desire (West Germany/France 1986/87) by Wim Wenders © Wim Wenders Stiftung 2014