Calls for application

bangaloREsidency 2018 © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

Cultural exchange thrives through personal encounters. The Goethe-Institut and its partners offer varied opportunities in residencies, trainings and workshops in Germany, in India or online. Recent opportunities are listed on this page.

Open Call: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

The Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut announce a new joint Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change.

Application deadline: 25 September 2018


INPUT, a non-profit organisation of public television programme makers and broadcasters, organises an annual conference to discuss and challenge the boundaries of public TV. „Storytelling in the puplic interest“ - that is its slogan. The next INPUT will take place 6 - 10 May 2019 in Bangkok.

Submission opens on 1 October 2018.

International Coproduction Fund

With a view to encouraging new collaborative working processes and innovative productions involving international cultural exchange, the Goethe-Institut set up a new coproduction fund in the summer of 2016 to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration. This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components.

The next deadline is October 15, 2018* at 23:59 (CET - Central European Time). The online application form will be available again in September 2018.
*subject to modification

Crossing Borders

The Crossing Borders program provides international research grants to authors, filmmakers, and photographers who address in their work current social issues and who seek to reflect their impact on different cultures and societies. The aim of the program is to support the creation of publications that refute commonly held stereotypes, inspire dialog and promote mutual understanding.

Deadline: 31st October 2018

Berlinale Festival Film Entry

The preparations for the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place from February 7-17, 2019, are already on and the deadline to submit your entry is November 15, 2018. All films need to be submitted through Berlinale Film Entry and can be uploaded directly within or after the submission process. Please be aware that the submission fees have changed.

Deadline: Feature-length films October 31, 2018, Short films November 15, 2018