email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

INSTITUTIONS Germany

Filmstiftung NRW presents its annual accounts

by 

Just ahead of the institution’s 20th anniversary, Filmstiftung NRW has presented the best annual accounts in its history and continues along the successful path that has led it to become the largest regional film fund in Europe, with a budget of €39m.

2010 has been a year of change at Filmstiftung NRW; Michael Schmid-Ospach’s departure led to the arrival of Petra Müller, who previously headed the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The institution backed 122 films for a total €33m and achieved around €70m of investment in the region, representing 226% of the amount granted.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

The number of days of film shoots reached four figures, with 1,026 days counted. The total amount of investment from films shot in NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia) exceeded €300m.

At the box office, 3.4m viewers flocked to see films produced with funding from Filmstiftung NRW, putting 13 of them in the top 50 highest-grossing German films.

The institution also paid particular attention to the turbulent situation in the exhibition sector, backing the digitisation of 18 theatres to the tune of €0.5m.

As for awards, several films produced in the region won wide acclaim and international recognition. Proof of this are the Berlinale Golden Bear for Semih Kaplanoglu’s Honey [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Semih Kaplanoglu
film profile
]
; the three German Film Academy prizes for Hans-Christian Schmid’s Storm [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alexander Fehling
interview: Hans-Christian Schmid
film profile
]
(European Parliament LUX Prize 2009 competition); and the Europa Cinemas Label and LUX Prize 2010 winner for Feo Aladag’s debut feature When We Leave [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Feo Aladag
interview: Feo Aladag
film profile
]
.

For further information, click here.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

(Translated from Spanish)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.

Privacy Policy