German Films allocated € 83.000 funding for theatrical releases of German films abroad

In the first sitting of 2008, the „Distribution Support" awards committee funded eight foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 58.000. In addition, another € 25.000 was awarded in January for another two theatrical releases.

The committee decided to support the following films:

 

· AND ALONG COME TOURISTS (AM ENDE KOMMEN TOURISTEN) in France

· THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) in Hungary

· CHIKO in Turkey

· THE COUNTERFEITERS (DIE FAELSCHER) in Argentina, Australia and Israel

· COUNTERPARTS (GEGENUEBER) in France

· HANAMI - CHERRY BLOSSOMS (HANAMI - KIRSCHBLUETEN) in Norway

· MY FUEHRER (MEIN FUEHRER) in France and Japan

 

The "Distribution Support" funding program 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 the form of a conditionally repayable loan. Funding of up Euros 10.000 can also be allocated as a grant.

 

The guidelines and the new application form for "Distribution Support 2008" can be obtained from German Films and are available for downloading via www.german-films.de/support

For further information, please contact Barbie Heusinger, Email: heusinger@german-films.de.