German Films allocates € 55,000 funding for theatrical releases of German films abroad

In the fourth sitting of 2012, the „Distribution Support“ awards committee funded eight foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 55,000.

The committee decided to support the following films:

BARBARA in Canada (Films We Like)
BLISS (GLÜCK) in Taiwan (Swallow Wings)
PINA in Korea (Baekdu-Deagan Films Co.)
ROOM 205 in Turkey (Calinos Filmcilik)
THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA in Austria/South Tyrol (Thimfilm)
IF NOT US, WHO? (WER WENN NICHT WIR) in Romania (SC Clorofilm)WUNDERKINDER in Israel (Lev Cinemas)

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 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

Contact: Barbie Heusinger