Initiated by Medienboard, the Nipkow Programm and the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Residencies portal offers an overview of various scholarships available to filmmakers in and from Berlin: the Berlin Artist-in-Residence (Berlin AiR) programme, Nipkow Programm, and the Haus am See scholarship. International filmmakers can learn about opportunities in and around Berlin, while creatives based in the capital region can discover work scholarships abroad.
You can find detailed breakdowns of each programme on the Berlin Film Residencies website.
Many Berlinale Talents alumni have gone on to receive one of these residencies in Berlin. In fact, our alumni can simply log into their existing Berlinale Talents online profile to apply for the Berlin Film Residencies. Here is what some of our alums had to say about their experiences:
Berlinale Talents 2018 and Berlin AiR fellow 2021
"The loveliest people and team taking care of the participants, San Miguel de Allende buzzing with life, and Mexico itself a jewel that one can probably spend a lifetime discovering; the Berlin AIR Residency helped me realize that new friendships can be the greatest sources of ideas and inspiration. GOA, my series concept, has benefited hugely from the exposure - its world is now a vaster than before."
Berlinale Talents 2021 and Nipkow fellow 2021
"My Nipkow Fellowship felt like a kinship. I met filmmakers from all around the world, who not only inspired me, but also stayed as my close friends. The program and mentors pampered me with support on my project. It gave me great confidence to remain firmly with my vision as a young filmmaker."
Berlinale Talents 2020 and Berlin AiR fellow 2021
Spending two months in such an inspiring and vivid city like Tel Aviv was a once in a
lifetime experience for me. Taking a break from the daily routine and working in a new
environment is a refreshing experience for any creative person. The Berlin AiR program helped me a lot to get one step closer to the
realisation of my first feature film.
Berlinale Talents 2018 and Nipkow Programm 2018
“Nipkow is a very embracing environment. The staff members go out of their way to make us feel welcome, supported and instantly part of their Nipkow family.”
Berlinale Talents 2010 and Berlin AiR fellow 2018
“My summer in Tel Aviv left such a strong impression on me. It was so exciting to be there. I absorbed experiences and encounters that also helped my project. It’s super that Medienboard funds all these opportunities for filmmakers to expand their horizons and spend time in different places around the world.”
Browse more of the Berlinale Talents alumni that have been selected for programmes under the Berlin Film Residencies umbrella: