When the United Nations set out their Sustainable Development Goals, we embraced them as an opportunity to reflect on our own practices and those of our participating filmmakers. Our Talents and 8,500 alums not only constantly collaborate across borders but are also incredibly socially aware and active, so we decided to focus on four key areas:
“Gender Equality and Diversity”, “Quality Education and Work”, “Climate Action” and “Peace, Justice and Understanding”.
We give our applicants a chance to foreground their own film-related social initiatives. We’ve introduced a range of events focusing on these issues and take constant measures to become better ourselves and e.g. reduce our carbon footprint. What’s more, we provide support throughout the entire year. Our Kompagnon Fellowship provides support for creatives based in Germany; the Mastercard Enablement Programme nurtures projects making an impact around the world; and the Berlin Film Residencies provide an overview of residencies in Berlin and abroad.