In the fourth sitting of 2013 and, overall, its 53th sitting, German Films' „Distribution Support“ awards committee met on September 18 2013 to fund elven foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 70,000.
The committee decided to support the following films:
ADIEU PARIS in the CIS countries and Baltic countries (Dist: Silver Box/Russian Report, Theatrical release: 9.10.2013)
BAIKONUR in France (Dist: Aramis Films, Theatrical Release: 23.10.2013)
CLOSED SEASON (ENDE DER SCHONZEIT) in South Korea (Dist: Mediasoft, Theatrical Release: 21.11.2013)
HANNAH ARENDT in Japan (Dist: Cetera International, Theatrical Release: 26.10.2013)
HANNAH ARENDT in Taiwan (Dist: Joint Entertainment, Theatrical Release: 4.10.2013)
HOME FROM HOME – CHRONICLE OF A VISION (DIE ANDERE HEIMAT – CHRONIK EINER SEHNSUCHT in France (Dist: Les Films du Losange, Theatrical release: 23.10.2013)
LORE in Brazil (Dist: Mares Filmes, Theatrical Release: 18.10.2013)
MERCY (GNADE) in France (Dist: Jour2Fête, Theatrical Release: 6.11.2013)
OH BOY in Italy (Dist: Academy Two, Theatrical Release: 17.10.2013)
TWO LIVES (ZWEI LEBEN) in Poland (Dist: Aurora Films, Theatrical release: 25.10.2013)
THE WEEKEND (DAS WOCHENENDE) in the Netherlands (Dist: Bridge Entertainment, Theatrical release: 14.11.2013)
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.