German Films supports foreign theatrical releases of German films with 241,550 Euros

German Films supports foreign theatrical releases of German films with 241,550 Euros

In the 5th sitting of 2021, German Films „Distribution Support" awards committee decided to support 37 foreign theatrical releases of German films. In total 241,550 Euros were allocated.

The committee decided to support the following films:

CAVEMAN in Switzerland (Distributor: Praesens Film, World Sales: Constantin Film, Theatrical Release: 23 December 2021, Grant: 5,000€)
COCOON in Brazil (Distributor: Olhar Distribuição de Filmes, World Sales: m-appeal, Theatrical Release: 09 December 2021, Grant: 4,000€)
DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN in Austria (Distributor: Stadtkino Filmverleih, World Sales: Magnetfilm, Theatrical Release: 14 January 2022, Grant: 4,000€)
DRAGON RIDER in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Distributor: Blitz F.V.D., World Sales: Constantin Film, Theatrical Release: 09 December 2021, Grant: 3,000€)
DRAGON RIDER in Croatia (Distributor: Blitz d.o.o., World Sales: Constantin Film, Theatrical Release: 16 December 2021, Grant: 9,000€)
DRAGON RIDER in Serbia (Distributor: Blitz Film & Video Distribucija, World Sales: Constantin Film, Theatrical Release: 03 February 2022, Grant: 3,000€)
FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS in Brazil (Distributor: Zeta Films, World Sales: Les Films du Losange, Theatrical Release: 27 January 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS in Denmark (Distributor: Another World Entertainment, World Sales: Les Films du Losange, Theatrical Release: 20 January 2022, Grant: 4,000€)
FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS in the Netherlands (Distributor: ABC Theatrical Distribution, World Sales: Les Films du Losange, Theatrical Release: 17 February 2022, Grant: 8,000€)
FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS in USA (Distributor: Kino Lorber, World Sales: Les Films du Losange, Theatrical Release: 11 February 2022, Grant: 10,000€)
GREAT FREEDOM in France (Distributor: Paname Distribution, World Sales: The Match Factory, Theatrical Release: 09 February 2022, Loan: 20,000€)
GREAT FREEDOM in Taiwan (Distributor: Swallow Wings, World Sales: The Match Factory, Theatrical Release: 11 February 2022, Grant: 8,000€)
HELP, I SHRUNK MY FRIENDS in Russia (Distributor: Pioner Film Distribution, World Sales: The Playmaker Munich, Theatrical Release: 24 February 2022, Grant: 9,000€)
I’M YOUR MAN in Sweden (Distributor: Edge Entertainment, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 11 February 2022, Grant: 10,000€)
I’M YOUR MAN in Taiwan (Distributor: Swallow Wings, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 30 December 2021, Grant: 9,500€)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT ... in France (Distributor: Shellac Films, World Sales: Deutsche Kinemathek, Theatrical Release: 05 January 2022, Loan: 15,000€)
LARA in Brazil (Distributor: Imovision, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 09 December 2021, Grant: 4,000€)
LATTE IGEL AND THE MAGIC WATERSTONE in Portugal (Distributor: Outsider Films, World Sales: Sola Media, Theatrical Release: 27 January 2022, Grant: 10,000€)
MAYA THE BEE 3: THE GOLDEN ORB in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Distributor: Blitz F.V.D., World Sales: Studio 100, Theatrical Release: 13 January 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
MAYA THE BEE 3: THE GOLDEN ORB in Croatia (Distributor: Blitz d.o.o., World Sales: Studio 100, Theatrical Release: 13 January 2022, Grant: 9,000€)
MAYA THE BEE 3: THE GOLDEN ORB in Serbia (Distributor: Blitz Film & Video Distribucija, World Sales: Studio 100, Theatrical Release: 20 January 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
MONSTER FAMILY 2 – NOBODY’S PERFECT in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Distributor: Blitz F.V.D., World Sales: United Entertainment, Theatrical Release: 27 January 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
MONSTER FAMILY 2 – NOBODY’S PERFECT in Croatia (Distributor: Blitz d.o.o., World Sales: United Entertainment, Theatrical Release: 27 January 2022, Grant: 9,000€)
MONSTER FAMILY 2 – NOBODY’S PERFECT in Czech Republic (Distributor: AQS, World Sales: United Entertainment, Theatrical Release: 13 January 2022, Grant: 9,800€)
MONSTER FAMILY 2 – NOBODY’S PERFECT in Serbia (Distributor: Blitz Film & Video Distribucija, World Sales: United Entertainment, Theatrical Release: 24 March 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
NEXT DOOR in Taiwan (Distributor: Benchmark Films, World Sales: Beta Cinema, Theatrical Release: 17 December 2021, Grant: 5,000€)
NO HARD FEELINGS in Brazil (Distributor: Olhar Distribuição de Filmes, World Sales: m-appeal, Theatrical Release: 16 December 2021, Grant: 4,000€)
SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS in Hungary (Distributor: ADS Service, World Sales: Global Screen, Theatrical Release: 17 February 2022, Grant: 6,000€)
THE AUDITION in Brazil (Distributor: CSF Distribuidora & Streaming, World Sales: Les Films du Losange, Theatrical Release: 13 January 2022, Grant: 3,000€)
THE CONFERENCE in Belgium (Distributor: Arti Film, World Sales: Global Screen, Theatrical Release: 23 February 2022, Grant: 4,000€)
THE CONFERENCE in the Netherlands (Distributor: Arti Film, World Sales: Global Screen, Theatrical Release: 24 February 2022, Grant: 7,000€)
THE GERMAN LESSON in France (Distributor: Wild Bunch A.S., World Sales: The Playmaker Munich, Theatrical Release: 12 January 2022, Grant: 10,000€)
THE OGGLIES – WELCOME TO SMELLIVILLE in Estonia (Distributor: Unlimited Media, World Sales: The Playmaker Munich, Theatrical Release: 11 February 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
THE OGGLIES – WELCOME TO SMELLIVILLE in Latvia (Distributor: Unlimited Media, World Sales: The Playmaker Munich, Theatrical Release: 11 February 2022, Grant: 3,500€)
THE OGGLIES – WELCOME TO SMELLIVILLE in Lithuania (Distributor: Unlimited Media, World Sales: The Playmaker Munich, Theatrical Release: 11 February 2022, Grant: 4,000€)
THE ROYAL GAME in Ukraine (Distributor: Traffic Films, World Sales: Studiocanal, Theatrical Release: 16 December 2021, Grant: 1,750€)
UNDINE in Brazil (Distributor: Imovision, World Sales: The Match Factory, Theatrical Release: 02 December 2021, Grant: 9,000€)

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 19 January 2022.

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: Carmen Böhm