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Public Grants (DFFF)

The Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF) began operations on 1 January 2007 as a film sponsorship fund under the auspices of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The DFFF makes some 70 million euros available each year for feature film production in Germany.

On application, every producer in Germany who makes a feature film will receive reimbursement of part of the production costs spent in Germany. This financial support can cover up to 20% of the approved production budget paid out in Germany. One of the prerequisites for this funding is to pass the cultural characteristics test, which can be found in our film-finance calculator.
A selection of projects which have received DFFF funding in recent years:

                      € 9.000.000 - Speed Racer
                                          Director: Wachowski Brothers
                                          Cast: Emile Hirsch, Susan Sarandon

                      € 5.800.000 - The International
                                          Director: Tom Tykwer
                                          Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl

                      € 5.800.000 - Ninja Assassin
                                          Director: James McTeigue
                                          Cast: Naomie Harris, Collin Chou

                      € 4.800.000 - Valkyrie
                                          Director: Bryan Singer
                                          Cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh

                      € 3.500.000 - The Ghost
                                          Director: Roman Polanski
                                          Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan

                      € 2.425.336 - Henri 4
                                          Director: Jo Baier
                                          Cast: Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król

                      € 2.299.804 - The Buddenbrooks
                                          Director: Heinrich Breloer
                                          Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Iris Berben

                      €    828.000 - Cheri
                                          Director: Stephen Frears
                                          Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend



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