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DISTRIBUTION Germany

€83.000 allocated for international releases of local films

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In its first session of 2008, the Distribution Support awards committee allocated €58,000 for eight foreign theatrical campaigns of German films. In addition, another €25,000 was awarded in January for another two theatrical releases.

The committee decided to support the following films: And Along Come Tourists [+see also:
trailer
interview: Alexander Fehling
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in France; The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Klaus Maeck
film profile
]
in Hungary; Chiko [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
in Turkey; The Counterfeiter [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in Argentina, Australia and Israel; Counterparts [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in France; Hanami - Cherry Blossoms [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
in Norway; and My Führer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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in France and Japan

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The Distribution Support funding programme has existed since 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 to 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 the new application form for Distribution Support 2008 can be obtained from German Films and are available for downloading at www.german-films.de/support.

For further information, please contact Barbie Heusinger, Email: heusinger@german-films.de.

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