German Films provides 77,000 Euros funding for theatrical releases of German films abroad

In the fourth sitting of 2008, the „Distribution Support" awards committee funded seven foreign theatrical campaigns of German films with a total of € 48,000. In addition, another € 29,000 was allocated for a further five theatrical releases.

The committee decided to support the following films:

 

- THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) in Japan and Colombia

 

- CHIKO in Greece

 

- THE THREE ROBBERS (DIE DREI RÄUBER) in the CIS territories/Baltic states

 

- RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN (FREE RAINER) in Poland

 

- KRABAT in Switzerland

 

- DAS REICHSORCHESTER in Japan

 

- TRIP TO ASIA in Japan

 

- THE WAVE (DIE WELLE) in Belgium

 

- CLOUD 9 (WOLKE 9) in France, Switzerland, Czech Republic/Slovakia

 

The "Distribution Support" funding programme 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 application form for "Distribution Support 2008" can be obtained from German Films and are available for downloading via www.german-films.de/support

For further information please contact Barbie Heusinger, heusinger@german-films.de