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The Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund discloses the recipients of 25 grants


- In its last funding session of 2019, the funding institution has handed out a total sum of €2.7 million

The Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund discloses the recipients of 25 grants
Director Cordula Kablitz-Post, who has received €100,000 for her music documentary Hyper Hyper – H.P. Baxxter und Scooter

The Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund (FFHSH) has announced the recipients of the grants decided during its final funding session of 2019. A total sum of €2.7 million was split among 19 projects that are at different stages of production and six films in need of distribution support.

Nine movies were selected to benefit from production support – namely, the animation Stichkopf by Steve Hudson and Toby Genkel (€550,000, produced by GRINGO Film), Sabrina Sarabi’s Niemand ist bei den Kälbern (€400,000, staged by Weydemann Bros), Ayşe Polat’s thriller Eine Woche in Diyarbakir (€300,000, produced by Mîtosfilm), Ali Beigy’s My Beautiful Country (€240,000, staged by Cosmopol Film), Peter Meister’s Das schwarze Quadrat (€200,000, produced by Frisbeefilms), the drama März by Constantin Hatz (€200,000, staged by Kinescope Filmproduktion), Stefano Sollima’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy thriller novel Without Remorse (€100,000, produced by Neununddreißigste Babelsberg), the music documentary Hyper Hyper – H.P. Baxxter und Scooter by Cordula Kablitz-Post (€100,000, staged by avanti media fiction), and Alayan Muayad’s A House in Jerusalem (€100,000, produced by Red Balloon Film).

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The German funding body also backed four projects that are currently in development. The grants went to Julia Becker’s tragicomedy Over & Out (€36,800, produced by Oma Inge Film), Peter Freund’s children’s film Ponyherz – wild und frei! (€35,000, staged by Riva Filmproduktion), Daniel Vogelmann’s documentary Die Stärkeren, written by Ulrich Limmer and Kurt Langbein (€25,000, produced by Fabian&Fred), and Sebastian Egert’s sci-fi TV series The Very Near Future (€15,000, staged by Tatami Films).

Six further grants were allocated to support the penning of four scripts. In this category, financial backing was bestowed upon Emily Reimer’s drama series Trümmer (€38,800, produced by Dor Film-West), Lars Kraume’s drama Morenga (€30,000, staged by zero one film), Lennard Eberlein’s coming-of-age series When We Were Friends (€30,000, produced by Tamtam Film), the thriller series Pumperin by Tarek Ehlail and Daniel Schwarz (€25,000, staged by Senator Film), Nana Meyer’s Santa Panda (€25,000, produced by Red Balloon Film), and David Aufdembrinke’s A Way (€20,000).

Lastly, the FFHSH supported the distribution of six films with a total sum of €242,000. Amongst the recipients are Hlynur Palmason’s A White, White Day [+see also:
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and Randa Chahoud’s The Accidental Rebel.

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