German Films’ “DISTRIBUTION SUPPORT” proves a success

The pilot year of German Films’ new Distribution Support program ended with a positive result. And for 2006, the program’s budget of available funds has been increased to a total of €500.000.

 

Christian Dorsch, managing director of German films, commented on the program’s success: “The consistently positive repsonse, from both German world sales companies and international distributors, shows that our support program is right on target. After just a few months, Distribution Support has proven to be an important aspect of sales negotiations and a great help for distributors.”

 

In the past year, German Films supported 26 films in 15 countries:

 

AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS in France and USA

GO FOR ZUCKER! AN UNORTHODOX COMEDY in Israel and USA

BAREFOOT in Russia and Hungary

BIBI BLOCKSBERG AND THE SECRET OF THE BLUE OWLS in Russia

FRATRICIDE in France

CROSSING THE BRIDGE in Great Britain and Israel

THE EDUKATORS in Argentina

HEAD-ON in Great Britain

THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL in Chile

INTO GREAT SILENCE in Switzerland

HEIMAT 3 in Israel

THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG in France and Mongolia

KEBAB CONNECTION in France

LUTHER in Spain

MARSEILLE/EN ROUTE/SCHOOL TRIP (La Nouvelle Vague Allemande) in France

NAPOLA in USA

THE NINTH DAY in Argentina, Spain and Czech Republic

RHYTHM IS IT! in Poland

SEVEN DWARVES in Russia und Slovenia

SUMMER STORM in Great Britain

SOPHIE SCHOLL in Great Britain and Japan

THE FOREST FOR THE TREES in USA

LOVE IN THOUGHTS in Japan

THE MIRACLE OF BERN in Japan

 

The Distribution Support funds serve to help finance additional promotion measures of international distributors for German films abroad. The maximum support per film per country is €50.000 and is granted as a conditionally repayable loan, repayment depending on the success of the film in the cinema. Funding up to €10.000 may also be granted as a subsidy.

 

The new guidelines and application forms for Distribution Support 2006 can soon be downloaded from the German Films website: www.german-films.de/support.

For further information, please contact Stephanie Wimmer per email at: wimmer@german-films.de.