Partner Countries

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
The Children of the Silk Road
Darwin's Lost Paradise

Maya The Bee
The Prisoner of St Petersburg

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



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