In the fifth sitting of 2014 and, overall, its 59th sitting, German Films' "Distribution Support“ awards committee decided to fund 16 foreign theatrical campaigns of German films. In total, € 69,500 was allocated.
The committee decided to support the following films:
BANKLADY von Christian Alvart in Poland (Dist: Aurora Film, World Sales: Global Screen, Theatrical Release: 01.08.2014)
BELTRACCHI - THE ART OF FORGERY by Arne Birkenstock in Taiwan (Dist: Swallow Wings; World Sales: Global Screen, Theatrical Release: 12.09.2014)
EXIT MARRAKECH by Caroline Link in Spain (Dist: Surtsey Films, World Sales: Arri Wordsales, Theatrical Release: 05.09.2014)
THE GREEN PRINCE by Nadav Schirman (Dist: Music Box, Word Sales: Global Screen, Theatrical Release: 12.09.2014)
MAYA THE BEE by Alex Stadermann in Bulgaria (Dist: A Plus Films, Theatrical Release: 26.09.2014)
NEMEZ by Stanislav Güntner in Brazil (Dist: Tucuman Distribuidora de Filmes; World Sales: filmschaft maas & füllmich)
OH BOY by Jan Ole Gerster in Mexico (Dist: Cinema Nueva Era, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 25.09.2014)
THE SPECIAL NEED by Carlo Zoratti in the Netherlands (Distr. Cinema Delicatessen)
SPUTNIK by Markus Dietrich in Poland (Dist: Vivarto; World Sales: Attraction International Distribution, Theatrical Release: 05.09.2014)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Dietrich Brüggemann in the Netherlands (Dist: Wild Bunch Benelux; World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 04.09.2014)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Dietrich Brüggemann in Sweden (Distr: NonStop Entertainment, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 14.11.2014)
SUCK ME SHAKESPEER by Bora Dagtekin in the Czech Republic (Dist: Cineart a.s., World Sales: Picture Tree International, Theatrical Release: 28.08.2014)
SUCK ME SHAKESPEER by Bora Dagtekin in Slovakia (Distr: Barracuda Movie, World Sales: Picture Tree International, Theatrical Release: 28.08.2014)
TWO LIVES by Georg Maas in Israel (Distr: Nachson Films, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 16.10.2014)
TWO LIVES by Georg Maas in Taiwan (Distr: Swallow Wings, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 08.08.2014)
WETLANDS by David F. Wnendt in the USA (Dist: Strand Releasing; World Sales: The Match Factory, Theatrical Release: 05.09.2014)
The "Distribution Support" funding programme has existed since 2005 and supports the theatrical release 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/.