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.
THE NEEDS OF
MunichFilmUp! supports the filmmakers throughout their feature-lenght films creative process, offering them an individual development plan especially designed to meet their individual needs.
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.
Twelve to fifteen-page treatment
for feature film.
LOOK & FEEL
Three photos and visuals to describe
For us to get to know better.
One previous short film you either wrote or directed.
Three-minute video (1.5 min. about the applicant, 1.5 min. about the project).
The 6 promising young filmmakers are offered a 8-month journey that starts & ends all together in Munich (at the Film School Fest Munich at first & at the Filmfest Muncher at the end), with individual 3-week-long Pop Up Film Residencies in between.
1ST AUGUST - 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
Applications are open
16TH SEPTEMBER - 8TH OCTOBER
Time for the selection committee
9TH & 10TH OCTOBER
Online interviews with 12 finalist submissions & final selection
17TH - 21ST NOVEMBER
First get-together at Filmschoolfest Munich
First online meeting with residency hosts & mentoring
The participants and their hosts get to know each other and discuss the initial conditions & needs of each project, defining the main focus of the mentoring work.
JANUARY - MARCH 2022
Pop Up Film Residency
Each participant travels to the individual residency for a three-week stay. The goal of the residency is discussed individually. The development work is structured and focused accordingly.
MARCH - MAY
Second, third & final mentoring
The participants meet their mentors online and continue to work on their projects. Also they prepare the project for presentation at the FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
30TH JUNE - 3RD JULY
Script presentations & networking events at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN
All six participants travel to Munich to present the developed scripts, in front of film and media representatives from Munich, Germany and international guests of the FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. To maximize networking opportunities, individual appointments are scheduled, along with invitations to official events & meetings.
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