Filmmakers (directors/scriptwriters) who are based in Tanzania or Uganda and have worked in a professional context on at least one fictional or non-fictional production are eligible to apply. The film needs to have been released either locally or internationally (e.g., theatrical release, screening in a national or international festival, TV broadcast, digital third-party broadcast, streaming/VOD).
Please note that you must be a Ugandan or Tanzanian citizen to apply. Filmmakers from the diaspora are not eligible.
Eligible formats are fictional and non-fictional feature-length films (at least 60 minutes) currently in development.
The fund focuses on the development stage of a film’s overall production. This is the phase for creating ideas, writing screenplays, acquiring financing, contracting rights etc.
Development activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to: work on your screenplay, research (travel), production of a mood reel, participation in labs (lab and travel fees), acquiring financing for production (work on further funding applications, travel to festivals, etc), location and/or character/protagonist scouting, etc.
Please read the guidelines and FAQs before proceeding to the application form.
An information meeting for all interested applicants will take place shortly after the call for applications and will be repeated shortly before the application deadline. We will inform you about the time and place of the meeting on this website.
Two independent juries made up of three international film professionals from the Global South will select five filmmakers per country.
The announcement of the selected filmmakers will be made approximately two months after the application deadline.
The calls for proposals in Tanzania and Uganda are independent of each other. Each country has its own competition with its own selection process.
If you need support or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
- The funding is available for filmmakers (scriptwriters/directors) who satisfy the following criteria:
- Have previously worked on at least one fictional or non-fictional feature-length or short film, that has been released either locally or internationally,
- Be a citizen of the country in which the call for application is taking place,
- Live and work in the respective country.
- Producers are not eligible to apply.
- Eligible formats are fictional and non-fictional feature-length films as well as hybrids (minimum length: 60 minutes)
- The funding is for the development phase of the film’s overall production. The development phase includes but is not limited to the following activities:
- Script development
- Location and character scouting
- Development of marketing or distribution strategies
- Selected filmmakers will receive up to €10,000 for the development phase of their film.
- The funding will not be awarded if the same development activities applied for – as stated in the applicant’s activity schedule – have already received funding elsewhere.
- Projects funded must adhere to the values of the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (UDHR). Projects that violate the UDHR by, for example, glorifying war, physical, psychological or sexual violence, or offending moral or religious feelings, will not be supported.