In the sixth and last sitting of 2012 on 20 December, the „Distribution Support“ awards committee of German Films decided to fund 12 foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 90,500. Thus, a total of 83 theatrical releases were supported with € 576,500 in 2012.
The committee decided to support the following films at the sitting on 20 December:
BAIKONUR in Spain (distributor: Pirámide Distribución, release: 28.12.2012)
BARBARA in Japan (distributor: New Select, release: 19.01.2013)
HANNAH ARENDT in Switzerland (distributor: Filmcoopi, release: 17.01.2013)
IN DARKNESS in Italy (distributor: Good Films, release: 24.01.2013)
COMBAT GIRLS (KRIEGERIN) in France (distributor: UFO Distribution, release: 27.03.2013)
LORE in South Korea (distributor: Lumix Media, release: 21.02.2013)
GARBAGE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN (MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN) in Greece and Cyprus (distributor: Rosebud, release: 07.02.2013)
OH BOY in Switzerland (distributor: Filmcoopi, release: 10.01.2013)
DER SCHLUSSMACHER in Austria (distributor: Thimfilm, release: 11.01.2013)
FORGET ME NOT (VERGISS MEIN NICHT) in Switzerland (distributor: Look Now!, release: 31.01.2013)
YOKO in Sweden (distributor: AB Svensk Filmindustri, release: 25.01.2013)
The "Distribution Support" funding program has existed since 2005 and supports the theatrical release of German films abroad, firstly, with the aim of promoting the international circulation of German films for cultural reasons, and, secondly, of improving the market chances of German films abroad. Subsidies are awarded for additional measures over and above the release campaign which had already been planned by the foreign distributors. The support to a maximum of Euros 50,000 is granted in the form of a conditionally repayable loan. Funding of up to Euros 10,000 can also be allocated as a grant.
The guidelines and the application form for "Distribution Support" can be downloaded at http://www.german-films.de/distributors-corner/distribution-support/.