German Films supports Foreign Theatrical Releases of German Films with 162,500 Euros

German Films supports Foreign Theatrical Releases of German Films with 162,500 Euros

In the second sitting of 2020, the German Films Distribution Support awards committee decided to support 15 foreign theatrical releases of German films. In total 162,500 Euros were allocated.

The committee decided to support the following films:

AREN'T YOU HAPPY? in Denmark (distributor: Øst for Paradis Filmimport, world sales: Société Parisienne de production, theatrical release: 14-May-20, grant: 4,000 €)
ALL ABOUT ME in Albania (distributor: Puzzle Production and Distribution, world sales: Picture Tree International, theatrical release: 10-Sep-20, grant: 2,000 €)
THE AUDITION in the Netherlands (distributor: Arti Film, world sales: Les Films Du Losange, theatrical release: 4-Jun-20, grant: 8,000 €)
THE AUDITION in Belgium (distributor: Arti Film, world sales: Les Films Du Losange, theatrical release: 1-Jul-20, grant: 4,000 €)
BENJAMIN THE ELEPHANT in Poland (distributor: Vivarto, world sales: Studiocanal, theatrical release: 12-Jun-20, grant: 9,000 €)
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ in Switzerland (distributor: Filmcoopi Zürich, world sales: Entertainment One, theatrical release: 4-Jun-20, grant: 10,000 €)
THE COLLINI CASE in Taiwan (distributor: Swallow Wings, world sales: Global Screen, theatrical release: 29-May-20, grant: 7,000 €)
CRESCENDO in Italy (distributor: Satine Film, world sales: Global Screen, theatrical release: 2-Jul-20, loan: 35,000 €)
THE ELFKINS - BAKING A DIFFERENCE in South Korea (distributor: Boxoo Entertainment, world sales: Sola Media for Atrium Productions, theatrical release: 11-Jun-20, grant: 8,000 €)
FOUR ENCHANTED SISTERS in the Philippines (distributor: Rafaella Films International, world sales: ARRI Media International, theatrical release: 22-Jul-20, grant: 5,000 €)
FREE COUNTRY in France (distributor: KMBO, world sales: Global Screen, theatrical release: 29-Jul-20, loan: 30,000 €)
THE GOLDFISH in Taiwan (distributor: Swallow Wings, world sales: Beta Cinema, theatrical release: 24-Jun-20, grant: 6,500 €)
HOW ABOUT ADOLF? in Japan (distributor: Cetera International, world sales: Global Screen, theatrical release: 6-Jun-20, loan: 25,000 €)
KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT in Poland (distributor: Vivarto, world sales: Sola Media, theatrical release: 5-Jun-20, grant: 4,000 €)
THE MAGIC KIDS - THREE UNLIKELY HEROES in the Philippines (distributor: Rafaella Films International, world sales: ARRI Media International, theatrical release: 5-Aug-20, grant: 5,000 €)

Please be aware that all release dates are subject to change.

Applications for the next sitting of the awards committee meeting can be submitted up until 10 June 2020.

The Distribution Support funding program was launched in 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 up to a maximum of 50,000 Euros is allocated in the form of a conditionally repayable loan. Funding of up to 10,000 Euros can also be allocated as a grant.

The guidelines and the application form for Distribution Support can be downloaded here.

Contact: Julia Kern