Open to film students
& fresh graduates
From all over the world
A mentoring & residential Lab
MunichFilmUp! was founded to create an inspiring space for creativity and ideas, to enable young filmmakers to find their own personal way to evolve their stories into finished screenplays.
Our objective is to turn six film visions/ideas into an equal number of feature-length debut films.
GOALS OF THE
We thank the Pop Up Film Residency, our exclusive partner, who will contribute not only its expertise in screenplay development, but also its network of brilliant and experienced international filmmakers as well as industry representatives.
The programme is set to create ideal conditions: the possibilities to find the means necessary to create the developed screenplays to evolve into six new film projects. In the final analysis Munich FilmUp! will benefit not only from our participating filmmakers but also from the film production center Munich in general.
1ST AUGUST - 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
20TH SEPTEMBER - 8TH OCTOBER
9TH & 10TH OCTOBER
17TH - 21ST NOVEMBER
JANUARY - MARCH 2022
MARCH - MAY
30TH JUNE - 3RD JULY
For the duration of the Lab (from November 2021 to June 2022), each filmmaker will be coached by its artistic director, along with top-notch international industry mentors, to continuously question the creative decisions made during the screenwriting and development process; and to repeatedly apply new approaches and aspects to the involved characters and dramatic structure.
for feature film.
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Q&A – MUNICH FILM UP! IN
#1. Am I required to develop my film project in English?
#2. Can I submit more than one project per lab?
#3. Can I submit a short/mid-length project?
Each filmmaker may submit a feature-length project.
#4. Can I apply with an adaptation or documentary project?
Yes for both. We accept feature film projects only, but are open to hybrid formats.
However for an adaptation, you should be able to demonstrate proof of securing the adaptation rights for your project .
#5. What if the project has two screenwriters ? Can a second writer or producer take part?
Munich Film Up! will cover the expenses of the main writer/filmmaker (as detailed in the participant obligations).
A second writer/filmmaker may join the sessions at their own expense and share the same room assigned to the main writer/filmmaker.
#6. What is the attendance fee for the Lab?
The expenses for travel to Munich and local accommodation for both FILMSCHOOLFEST and FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, for the mentoring and networking sessions, as well as for the pop-up residencies are covered by the Lab program.
#7. If I am accepted, how and when will I be notified?
Online interviews will take place on 9 October 2021. Notification of acceptance will be on 11 October 2021.
#9. Do I need to submit a copy of my graduation with my application?
Yes, we need to check the date of your graduation from film school. Candidates are eligible for up to three years after graduation.
#8. Can I apply with a project that has been submitted or supported elsewhere?
#10. What video codec should I use for my application video?
We do not download video files. Please upload it online and send us the link.
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Previously, he founded & directed the European Network NISI MASA, and later on co-founded and was the artistic director of the TorinoFilmLab. A writer for the film magazine Positif, Matthieu Darras has been working as festival programmer, notably for the Cannes Critics’ Week and the San Sebastian Film Festival (since 2010). He co-founded First Cut Lab in 2015 and serves as Director.
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