Country Focus: Germany
German Films supports foreign releases of local films
by German Films
- In its second sitting of 2009, the Distribution Support awards committee of German Films allocated €63,000 in funding for the foreign theatrical releases of nine locala films.
The supported films and their countries of release are: A Woman in Berlin [+see also:
film profile] (US), A Father’s Music (Romania and Hungary), North Face [+see also:
film profile] (US), The Red Spot (Québec), Storm [+see also:
interview: Alexander Fehling
interview: Hans-Christian Schmid
film profile] (US), The Wave [+see also:
film profile] (Brazil) and Cloud 9 [+see also:
film profile] (UK/Ireland and Norway).
The Distribution Support program was started in 2005. Subsidies are awarded for additional measures over and above the release campaign already planned by the foreign distributors. The support of a maximum of €50,000 is granted in the form of a conditionally repayable loan. Funding of up €10,000 can also be allocated as a grant.
The guidelines and application form for Distribution Support can be downloaded here.