In the fifth sitting of 2013 and, overall, its 54th sitting, German Films' „Distribution Support“ awards committee met on November 12 2013 to fund ten foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 58,000.
The committee decided to support the following films:
205 – ROOM OF FEAR (205 – ZIMMER DER ANGST) in Mexico (Dist: Cien Films, Theatrical release: 13.12.2013)
ADIEU PARIS in Taiwan (Dist: Cineplex Development, Theatrical release: 24.12.2013)
THE POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE (DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN) in Italy (Satine Film Distribuzione, Theatrical release: 02.01.2014)
THE GIRL WITH NINE WIGS (HEUTE BIN ICH BLOND) in Poland (Dist: Aurora Films, Theatrical release: 29.11.2013)
LORE in Norway (Dist: Another World Ent., Theatrical release: 13.12.2013)
LUDWIG II in Japan (Dist: Broadmedia Studios Corporation, Theatrical release: 21.12.2013)
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE in Switzerland (Dist: Frenetic Films, Theatrical release: 28.11.2013)
OH BOY in Greece (Dist: StraDa Films, Theatrical release: 19.12.2013)
KNIGHT RUSTY (RITTER ROST) in Hungary (Dist: Cinetel, Theatrical release: 05.12.2013)
TWO LIVES (ZWEI LEBEN) in Austria (Dist: Thimfilm, Theatrical release: 26.12.2013)
The "Distribution Support" funding programme has existed since 2005 and supports the theatrical release of German films abroad, firstly, with the goal of promoting the international circulation of German films for cultural reasons and, secondly, to improve 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 here.