Festival Support

German Films offers financial subtitling and marketing support to German producers and world sales agents for German films and co-productions screening at international film festivals. The amount of support varies according to the festival and section to which the film has been invited. German-international co-productions are also eligible for this support, proportional to the percentage of German participation in the project.

Applications for subtitling and marketing support, as well as for many other German Films activities and projects (i.e. German Films Quarterly, Distribution Support, etc), require the submission of a German BAFA project certification ("BAFA Bescheinigung") or preliminary project certification ("Vorläufige Projektbescheinigung"). Further information may be obtained from the Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA - Federal Ministry for Economics and Exports).

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For further information or to submit applications for subtitling/marketing support for fiction feature films, please contact Dennis Ruh, phone +49-89-59 97 87 16.

For further information or to submit applications for subtitling/marketing support for documentary films, please contact Bernhard Simek, phone +49-89-599 7 87 20.

For further information on short film support or to submit applications, please contact Martin Scheuring, phone +49-89-59 97 87 12.