For each e-course offered, participants are selected through an application process. The general process is explained in details in the tabs below (Curricula, Process, Frequently Asked Questions and, the Application Form).
While some of the e-courses are designed to update the knowledge of independent documentary film artists in order to develop their creative skills, other courses are targeted to producers, distributors, and those building initiatives in and with documentary film; expanding their knowledge and sharpening their professional tools..
Each e-course addresses a specific topic and a certain level of experience, and thus targets very specific participants. We ask you to check the below individual Eligibility Criteria for each e-course.
Different areas of documentary filmmaking will be covered during the next two years. These include legal issues, creative aspects, production-relate, distribution and dissemination.
The two first and upcoming E-courses are:
Each e-course has a unique format as an online learning module. Most of the e-courses presented in 2016 and 2017 and facilitated by a mentor who provides instruction, mentorship, and suggestions for further reading and viewing. The mentor thus ensures that participants benefit from an array of inspiration and knowledge, and stimulates effective and positive student contributions. In addition, some of the e-courses will include a module for further consolidation of skills and knowledge, e.g. through internships and study tours.
Each of our e-courses consist of 2 modules:
For some e-courses we will present a third module, which is The Placement.
The Placement, when offered as a third module, will be presented to a selected number of distinguished participants who will either be hosted for an unconventional and facilitated study-tour over a week in Berlin, an internship over months, or a workshop in Germany or elsewhere. When presented, a number of scholarships will be granted to participants in The Placement.
* Complete applications should be received before the announced deadlines and only during the open cycle of application. No application is possible outside the application cycle.
Awarding of Scholarship