Competitions and Events

  • Festivals

    Medienboard provides funding for festivals and content markets with regional reach. In recent years, this has included the Cottbus Film Festival with its associated Connecting Cottbus co-production market, which has a specific focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Support has also been provided to the internationally renowned interfilm short-film festival in Berlin, and the Sehsüchte student-film festival in Potsdam.

  • Conferences and Events

    Conferences and events that enable members of the capital-region media industry to meet and network with one another are a key focus of location marketing and funding activities. The spectrum of these events ranges from the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, which invites top journalists, policymakers and Internet-company representatives to discuss current political and societal developments, to Quo Vadis, one of the most important international games-development conferences.

  • Prizes

    Prizes supported by the Medienboard include the most prestigious and highest-endowed award in Germany, the German Film Award, as well as the young filmmakers’ First Steps Award for German student graduation films and the German Computer Games Award.

What we Fund

Medienboard funds media-related activities and events that contribute to raising the profile of Berlin-Brandenburg as a media location, and which help to expand the region’s network. This includes prizes, competitions, festivals, events and conferences.

Application Deadlines

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