German Films awards € 40.000 for theatrical release of German films abroad

At the third sitting this year on 8 May 2007, the "Distribution Support“ committee approved support for five theatrical releases of German films abroad with a total of € 22.000.

The committee granted support for the following films:


• SOMMER ´04 in Greece and USA

• MY FUEHRER in Czech Republic





The support for the following films with a total of € 18.000 had already been decided before this session:


• TOUGH ENOUGH in Finnland and The Netherlands

• MY FUEHRER in Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Croatia/Serbia /Slovenia

• THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ in Bosnia and Herzegovina


The "Distribution Support" program of German Films has existed since 2005. The funding is intended for the financing of additional measures to supplement the release campaign which had already been planned by the foreign distributors. The support of a maximum of € 50,000 is granted in the the form of a conditionally repayable loan. Funding of up € 10,000 can also be allocated as a grant.


The guidelines and new application forms for "Distribution Support 2007" are available from German Films and can also be downloaded from

For further information, please conatct Barbie Heusinger, T: +49 89 599 787 24, Email: