German Films allocates € 97.000 funding for theatrical releases of German films abroad

In the eighth and last sitting of 2007, the "Distribution Support" awards committee funded five foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 44.000. An additional € 53.000 was awarded in a circulation procedure for another three campaigns as well.

The committee decided to support the following films:


· THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) in Australia, Spain and Taiwan


· FOUR MINUTES (VIER MINUTEN) in France and Great Britain/Ireland

· VIVERE in the USA

· YELLA in the USA



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

For further information, please contact Barbie Heusinger, Email: