The promotion of promising young filmmakers has long been one of Wim Wenders’ central concerns. He teaches as a professor at the HFBK in Hamburg, supports and advises young directors and artists and shares his knowledge and experience in lectures, workshops and master classes all around the world.

The Wim Wenders Stiftung sees itself as a platform for exchange and research in the fields of film, art and media. Since its founding in 2012, the foundation has aimed to create an interface for scientific, artistic and educational endeavors in co-operation with cultural and research institutions by preserving, maintaining and disseminating the artistic life’s work of Wim Wenders.

We have been actively assembling our archive in Düsseldorf since May 2014 and we will continue to expand our website successively with comprehensive information on Wim Wenders’ works. We would be delighted to answer any inquiries related to archive materials and potential arrangements for their viewing, as well as regarding our restoration work, presentations, master classes and workshops or questions concerning the general work of the foundation. Please address all such inquiries to

An important additional aspect of the foundation’s work is the promotion of innovative approaches to cinematic storytelling. In collaboration with the Wim Wenders Stiftung, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW launched the Wim Wenders Grant in 2014. This funding program has since been successfully established as an annually occurring process. The aim of this unique grant is to provide support for young filmmakers who are striving to tell stories with new means and enrich our common visual language.

All relevant information and documentation concerning the Wim Wenders Grant can be found at:








2015-11-19 Masterclass with Wim Wenders
Norwegian Film Institute (Oslo)

2016-01-24 About art and cinema, moderated by Michel Ciment
Journées Internationales du Film sur l'Art, Louvre (Paris)

2015-04-14 Moderated by Pascal Mérigeau
Forum des Images (Paris)

2015-02-11 Wings of Time, panel discussion with Wim Wenders, modererated by Rainer Rother
Berlinale Talent Campus (Berlin)

2015-03-06 Friday speaker series
Columbia University (New-York)


2015-06-25 Talk: Wim Wenders and Peter Lindbergh
Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf)

2015-05-06 Talk: Wim Wenders and Günther Uecker
Kunstsammlung K20, Düsseldorf

2015-04-21 Photography meets music
Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf)

2015-03-04 An evening with Peter Handke and Wim Wenders
MoMA (New-York)

2017-02-24 Lecture by Laura Schmidt and videoconferencing with Wim Wenders
University of Richmond (USA)