In the fourth sitting of 2014 and, overall, its 58th sitting, German Films' "Distribution Support“ committee decided to fund 10 foreign theatrical campaigns of German films. In total, € 70,000 was allocated.
The committee decided to support the following films:
THE FAMOUS FIVE 3 by Mike Marzuk in Spain (Dist: Flins y Pinículas, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 19.09.2014)
HANNA’S JOURNEY by Julia von Heinz in Israel (Dist: Nachshon Films, World Sales: Media Luna New Films, Theatrial Release: 12.06.2014)
RUN BOY RUN by Pepe Danquart in the Czech Republic (Dist: A Company Czech, World Sales: A Company, Theatrical Release: 03.07.2014)
OH BOY by Jan Ole Gerster in the USA (Dist: Music Box, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 13.06.2014)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Dietrich Brüggemann in Spain (Dist: Caramel Films, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 31.10.2014)
TWO LIVES in Argentinia, Paraquay, Uruguay (Dist: Compania Distribuidora Independiente, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 24.07.2014)
TWO LIVES by Georg Maas in the Netherlands (Dist: Cinéart, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 17.07.2014)
TWO LIVES by Georg Maas in Spain (Dist: Karma Films, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 11.07.2014)
WE’RE THE NEW PEOPLE by Ralf Westhoff in Switzerland (Dist: Filmcoopi Zürich, World Sales: Westhoff Film/Drife Deyle & Richter Filmproduktion, Theatrical Release: 17.07.2014)
WEST by Christian Schwochow in South Corea (Dist: Mediasoft Films, World Sales: Picture Tree International, Theatrical Release: 25.09.2014)
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/.