Funding for new projects
The Hamburg Support Fund (Filmförderung Hamburg GmbH) and Gremium 1 have agreed funding totalling €2,188,000 for film production, at a meeting held on December 5. The support will go to films that have budgets that are more than €800,000.
The films chosen include the cinema version of the children’s bestseller, Herr der Diebe by Cornelia Funke, produced by Warner Bros Filmproduktion and the Dutch company Hamburg & Comet Films, which will be given €600,000. There will also be an investment of €500,000 for the German-Irish co-production Short Order (Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion, Hamburg) while €200,000 will be given to MMM Filmproduktion Hamburg, which is making its debut with In Orbit [+see also:
film profile] by Angelina Maccarone. And finally, after the success of Sonnenallee, the director Leander Haussman is continuing his nostalgic look at the former former East Germany, in NVA, produced by Boje Buck Film Produktion, which is being funding worth €200,000 euro.
(Translated from Italian)
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