OPEN CALL – Media Arts Film Scholarship 2022

25. January 2022

Filmboard Karlsruhe is looking for artificial short film ideas that tell a story in a creative and unusual way. Fictional, experimental or documentary – all short film ideas are welcome.

Media Arts Film Scholarship 2022
With regard to the independent film scene, numerous media art movements are now diversifying in the sub-genre “film as media art”. Together with the INDEPENDENT DAYS | Internationale Filmfestspiele Karlsruhe, the Filmboard Karlsruhe would like to offer independent filmmakers without great financial opportunities a production option for a low-budget project worth 3,000 Euro.

This call for applications is aimed at all creative professionals who work in the field of media art and / or film; student projects are also welcome. There is no age limit. Media artists from UNESCO Cities of Media Arts are to be addressed in particular. Participation is also open to all other filmmakers and media artists.

The film idea should not exceed a running time of 10 minutes and have not yet been implemented. An expert jury will select an idea from all the submissions, which will then be implemented in cooperation with Karlsruhe filmmakers.

The premiere will take place as part of the INDEPENDENT DAYS | Karlsruhe International Film Festival.

The call for applications will close on May 31, 2022.

Terms and conditions of the Open Call and online application can be found at:

The short film competition Media Arts Film Scholarship 2022 is being announced under the label Karlsruhe UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts as a continuation of the UNDERGROUND FILM AWARD 2021 by the Filmboard Karlsruhe.