The chal­lenges for the film indus­try in 2020 are unprece­dent­ed. While every­one is still adapt­ing to the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion, we find our­selves in the mid­dle of the next dis­rup­tion by the Covid-19 cri­sis caus­ing a breath-tak­ing accel­er­a­tion of the on-going changes. NEXT WAVE address­es these changes by focus­ing on emerg­ing devel­op­ments in the film indus­try and beyond as well as cre­at­ing our own busi­ness mod­els. The 9‑month inten­sive pro­fes­sion­al train­ing pro­gramme run and designed by the DFFB and co-fund­ed by Cre­ative Europe MEDIA and Medi­en­board Berlin Bran­den­burg research­es cur­rent mar­kets, facil­i­tates inter­dis­ci­pli­nary dia­logue between pro­fes­sion­als and empow­ers its par­tic­i­pants to rethink the future of cinephil­ia and inter­na­tion­al film mar­kets.

The Dead­line for appli­ca­tions is June 30th 2020! 


For the next edi­tion we are cur­rent­ly look­ing for young pro­fes­sion­als from the fields of film mar­ket­ing, sales, dis­tri­b­u­tion, exhi­bi­tion and cura­tion. Our main require­ments are rel­e­vant work­ing expe­ri­ence of three to five years, a cre­ative, col­lab­o­ra­tive and entre­pre­neur­ial mind­set and a will­ing­ness to gain in-depth knowl­edge of the indus­try, to build a pro­fes­sion­al net­work and to devel­op own strate­gies for future film mar­kets. An excel­lent stan­dard of spo­ken and writ­ten Eng­lish is essen­tial as all class­es are taught in Eng­lish. NEXT WAVE will take on up to 15 Euro­pean par­tic­i­pants (in excep­tion­al cas­es up to three appli­cants from non-Euro­pean coun­tries will be accept­ed).


Detailed infor­ma­tion about the pro­gramme and the appli­ca­tion process can be found on our web­site. If you have any ques­tions, feel free to con­tact us via nextwave@​dffb.​de.