Partner Countries
Germany

Type of agreement Treaty
Date signed 17 January 2001
Entry into force 12 September 2001
Number of co-productions* 9
Total budget of co-productions* $74 million
Australian contribution levels
(see note** below)
Min: 30%
Max: 70%

 

Types of production*
 

Features 7
Mini-series 0
Telemovies 1
Series 0
Documentaries 1

* Includes three-way co-productions (Australia/China/Germany, Australia/Canada/Germany).
** In exceptional cases, the competent authority may approve a minority contribution of not less than 20%

 

Notes on Germany

Germany is becoming increasingly active in the area of international feature film co-productions. Films such as Stephen Daldry's The Reader, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (sic) and Bryan Singer's Valkyrie are among the titles to have benefited from German co-funding.

Five Australian film producers recently travelled to Munich and Berlin to meet funding agencies and producers and find out how to get the most out of the Australia-German treaty arrangements.

 

Co-production titles include:

At World's End
Backlands
The Children of the Silk Road
Darwin's Lost Paradise

Elixir
Life
Lore
Maya The Bee
The Prisoner of St Petersburg

Please note this information is correct as at 29 July 2014.

 

Downloads

Australia-Germany Agreement (PDF)

Friends with BenefitsFriends with Benefits: A Report on Australia's International Co-production Program (PDF 2.2MB)
Information on Australia's International Co-production Program for 'official' or 'treaty' co-productions, including practical details on each of Australia's 11 partner countries.

Relevant Authority

Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA)
Frankfurter Strasse 29-35
D-65760
Eschborn
www.bafa.de