Magazine article Screen International

Germany Boosts Film Funding to [Euro]70m

Magazine article Screen International

Germany Boosts Film Funding to [Euro]70m

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Germany's State Minister for Culture and Media Bernd Neumann has secured an additional [euro]10m for the DFFF incentive programme's annual budget from next year, bringing the total available to domestic and international productions up to [euro]70m.

The increase was granted by the Bundestag's Budget Committee on Thursday (Nov 8) as part of a [euro]100m boost for expenditure on culture in 2013, and comes just a month after the European Commission greenlit the DFFF for another three years to the end of 2015.

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Neumann's eighth consecutive boost to the arts budget was applauded by Alexander Thies, board chairman of the German Producers Alliance.

"The fact that [euro]10m of this is flowing to the DFFF is something that we producers naturally especially welcome because the DFFF is much more than just a mere financing instrument for us. It has also contributed decisively through the stimulation of international co-productions to the situation where we don't have to shy away from a comparison with the world's top production hubs. …

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