In the second sitting of this year, the „Distribution Support“ awards committee funded eight foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total € 66.000. € 5.000 was granted for another theatrical release as well.
The committee decided to support the following films:
· AND ALONG COME TOURISTS (AM ENDE KOMMEN TOURISTEN) in Poland
· THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) in Canada and the USA
· THE COUNTERFEITERS (DIE FAELSCHER) in Hong Kong/Macau and South Korea
· CHERRY BLOSSOMS - HANAMI (KIRSCHBLUETEN - HANAMI) in France
· RABBIT WITHOUT EARS (KEINOHRHASEN) in CIS territories
· FOUR MINUTES (VIER MINUTEN) in Israel
· THE WAVE (DIE WELLE) in Turkey
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 2008 application form for "Distribution Support 2008" can now be obtained from German Films and are available for downloading from www.german-films.de/support