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.