INTO THE WILD is a mentoring program for female filmmakers of all disciplines who want to realize a film idea – regardless of whether it is a feature film, documentary, animated film or a series concept. We are looking for material that represents a new, powerful and feminine point of view, with a focus on stories that can appeal to a broad audience. Participants will be supported by successful mentors with industry experience for one year. The program aims to actively promote equal opportunities for women filmmakers in the film and television industry.
The second year of the mentoring program celebrated its crowning finale with the 2021 Pitching Salon at the 38th Munich Film Festival. Read more about the projects and participants in the INTO THE WILD booklet.
Language of instruction: German
Program duration: 12 months, part-time
Due to Corona, INTO THE WILD started online delayed in June.
At the end of September a screenwriting camp will take place at the Baltic Sea. In the following months, theme workshops at the participating film schools will follow.
Between the workshops, the participants develop their material and ideas with the support of their mentors and dramaturges. Finally, the film projects developed in detail will be presented to the professional audience in a pitching event (summer 2021, presumably during the Munich Film Festival ).
INTO THE WILD is financed by the participating film schools – the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, the ifs internationale filmschule köln, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), the Academy of Television and Film Munich (HFF), Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg – and is supported by the Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Filmförderungsanstalt, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the FFF-Bavaria, Bavaria Film GmbH, Constantin Film AG, Ufa Fiction GmbH and X-Filme Creative Pool GmbH. The mentoring program is conducted and organized by Soilfilms Media GmbH.