FILMS FOR DEVELOPMENT
WELTFILME initiates and promotes film projects in partner countries of development cooperation.
The local film-makers‘ original themes and visions are always at the center of the fictional or documentary productions.
WELTFILME supports the whole process from the first story idea all the way through to the exploitation of the films.
WELTFILME aims to facilitate a growing North-South dialogue by making these productions accessible to the largest possible audience.
Our latest films and projects
How to give a say to people all around the world?
How can they be enabled to tell about themselves and their lives?
And how will their dreams and their message reach numerous recipients?
Like no other media, film is capable of taking an international audience to a different world. The nature of cinematic communication is universal, as its images, score and emotions speak to all senses.
In order to intensify the dialogue between the northern and the southern world WELTFILME supports the works of local film-makers in developing countries – from script development through to postproduction.
The stories created in the process are presented to a large audience via cinema, television, social media and with traveling film busses, both in the country of origin and in Germany.
With each project WELTFILME builds a network of film-makers and media artists in developing and transition countries with the objective to create a local film industry which is internationally integrated and economically sustainable.
What people say about us
»These films help us to shape the future of our country in a better way.« At the premiere of the film project JUBA YOUTH, Berlin May 15, 2013
»Ambitious films only in Cannes and amusement exclusively from Hollywood? There’s another way: in Juba Youth, WELTFILME.org shows how young South Sudanese film-makers tell their stories in a fascinating and entertaining fashion. We need more initiatives like these: keep it up!«