The Filmakademie Development Association and the “Caligari” Award

Matthias Berlinghof

Deputy Chairmen:
Wolfgang Zahn
Head of Delelopment and Member of the Managing Board, Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
Yves Alain Lambert
Production Manager Third Party Funds, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Sujatha Wanigesinghe

Foerderverein der Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg
Phone: +49 7141 969 113
Fax: +49 7141 969 292
E-Mail: foerderverein(at)filmakademie.de

The Filmakademie’s development association was founded in 1993 and now has more than 300 members from the media, advertising and communications sectors. From the beginning it has been supported by private citizens with an interest in film as well as lecturers and graduates of the Filmakademie. The Filmakademie Development Association is an officially recognized non-profit organization, and according to its charter its task is to promote achievement and particularly gifted students. However, it does not assume any tasks in the area of social support. Membership fees are to be directly invested in student film productions. Monies should be used to provide extra funding for particularly ambitious and artistically valuable study projects over and above the standard budget provided by the Filmakademie.

The annual “Caligari” award, which comprises several prizes each with a value of 5000 euros, is the association’s most established and sought-after funding instrument, and students from all departments are entitled to apply for it by submitting projects. Winners are selected by a jury made up of members of the managing committee.