NIPKOW Programme, founded in 1998, 2016 conceptual redesign to promote excellence

NIPKOW Programme
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Promoting inter-cultural exchange between selected filmmakers; fostering international cooperation through lasting networks in this field

Target groups:
International producers, directors, authors, creative professionals from all areas of digital audiovisual media; the production and distribution sectors

Expected results:
Initiating scholarship programmes for further training for international film and media professionals; creating space for cultural creation free from economic pressure; supporting and enabling international co-productions and global distribution; guaranteeing individual care through tailored seminars and workshops adapted to the respective professional specialisms and needs of individual scholarship holders

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Steps towards an international career as filmmaker facilitated; lasting working relationships made and built; artistic and academic inspiration exchanged in a lasting manner and across borders; broad and effective network of professionals and institutions such as production, festivals and film markets created in countries throughout Europe; in the 2016-2019 reporting period: since 2018, structural reorientation as an excellency support programme; care and mentoring for scholarship holders strongly intensified; 13-17 scholars selected annually, in most cases from approx. 90 applicants

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg,
Eurimages: EU115,500 annually

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: