In order to strengthen exchanges between cinema and the visual arts, the Nationalgalerie and the Deutsche Filmakademie are awarding a joint prize. Alongside the Preis der Nationalgalerie and also issued biennially is conferred the Förderpreis für Filmkunst (Award for Cinematography).
The director must not be older than 40 years as well as live and work in Germany. The film has to be produced in the last three years and should at least have a running time of one minute.
Ten Members of the Deutsche Filmakademie with a special enthusiasm for arts and cinema assemble a short list of works by young filmmakers for the film award. Not only the chosen work is important but also the artistic self-conception and the filmmakers personal vision.
The jury of the Förderpreis für Filmkunst is the same as the first jury of the Preis der Nationalgalerie and will choose the award winner of this list. The winner will be announced on the occasion of the award ceremony of Preis der Nationalgalerie.