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Lowest and highest prices paid for FFC-supported documentary films in various territories, 1998–2007


2005–2007: Sales reported January 2005 to June 2007

Main territory1 No. titles No. buyers Prices paid (US$) per hour
Lowest Highest
Belgium 12 6 900 6,450
Canada 23 16 1,000 13,050
China 3 3 850 1,400
Czech Republic; Slovakia 5 4 400 750
Denmark 10 5 1,000 6,000
Finland 15 5 1,000 5,100
Former Yugoslavia2 6 4 500 1,200
France & French-speaking Europe3 11 8 2,500 34,200
Germany & German-speaking Europe 3 4 3,850 51,300
Hong Kong 6 4 750 3,500
Hungary 3 2 500 600
Indonesia 3 3 1,100 1,500
Ireland 15 3 1,450 2,600
Israel 25 6 300 1,500
Italy & Italian-speaking Europe 6 6 1,400 21,700
Japan 2 2 1,100 1,500
Middle East4 10 7 400 3,500
Netherlands 5 5 3,450 8,350
New Zealand 22 6 250 14,300
Pan Asia 15 4 800 4,000
Poland 8 3 800 2,300
South Africa 2 1 1,250 3,500
South Korea 4 4 350 5,000
Spain; Portugal 12 10 500 2,500
Sweden 9 5 1,150 6,350
UK 13 12 1,000 12,350
US 28 20 1,000 73,400

Source: Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC).

Notes:
1. See ‘Overseas sales of FFC-supported productions: About the data’.
2. Most sales for single country within territory.
3. Includes sales to Arte, which include German rights.
4. Includes some sales to a single country within the territory. 


2003–2004: Sales reported January 2003 to December 2004

Main territory No. titles No. buyers Prices paid (US$) per hour
Lowest Highest
Belgium 8 3 2,000 6,600
Canada 18 12 1,000 12,200
China 7 8 1,000 2,200
Commonwealth of Independent States 3 2 550 1,000
Denmark 4 2 1,100 5,000
Finland 10 3 800 5,900
France & French-speaking Europe 11 7 950 5,050
Germany & German-speaking Europe 10 8 2,000 51,350
Hong Kong 7 2 550 1,500
Hungary 6 3 600 800
Ireland 7 3 1,500 2,650
Israel 11 4 400 2,050
Middle East1 7 7 450 1,150
New Zealand 6 4 1,000 5,250
Norway 4 1 3,600 7,100
Pan Asia 21 5 375 22,000
Poland 3 3 2,200 3,000
Romania 3 1 700 900
South Africa 4 2 1,000 5,000
Spain 9 8 650 7,250
Sweden 3 2 3,000 8,450
Switzerland 3 3 2,500 6,450
Thailand 3 2 350 700
UK 10 9 800 28,350
USA 12 12 1,000 75,000

Source: Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC).

Notes:
1. Most sales to a single country within the territory.


2001–2002: Sales reported January 2001 to August 2002

Main territory1 No. titles No. buyers Prices paid (US$) per hour
Lowest Highest
Canada 15 12 1,700 9,500
China 6 4 800 2,100
Denmark 8 4 1,050 6,100
Finland 6 3 3,000 8,000
France & French-speaking Europe 7 6 3,000 17,800
Germany & German-speaking Europe 8 5 2,000 60,000
Hong Kong 3 3 1,100 1,500
Ireland 5 1 1,500 1,600
Israel 7 3 400 2,000
Italy & Italian-speaking Europe 7 5 1,400 12,000
Japan 3 2 2,650 14,000
Latin America 7 6 650 12,000
Mexico 4 2 4,000 6,050
Middle East2 8 2 420 1,250
Netherlands 5 4 2,500 5,100
New Zealand 6 3 1,550 5,000
North America & US 17 11 2,000 115,000
Norway 4 2 1,000 3,500
Pan European 5 3 2,000 22,000
Poland 3 3 1,000 1,500
Scandinavia 3 1 1,600 1,850
Singapore 3 2 1,200 1,450
South Africa 6 3 1,500 5,250
Spain 18 9 640 7,800
Sweden 7 2 790 7,000
Taiwan 3 2 600 2,300
UK 5 4 1,000 40,000
Venezuela 3 2 300 1,250

Source: Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC).

Notes:
1. See ‘Overseas sales of FFC-supported productions: About the data’.
2. Most sales to a single country within the territory.

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1998–2000: Sales reported January 1998 to December 2000

Main territory1 No. titles No. buyers Prices paid (US$) per hour
Lowest Highest
Argentina 5 2 650 1,000
Brazil 4 3 800 4,000
Canada 32 18 660 6,600
China 7 2 600 2,000
Czech Republic 9 6 375 1,200
Denmark 14 1 2,950 6,400
Finland 13 2 1,000 5,350
France & French-speaking Europe 21 9 1,000 21,450
Germany & German-speaking Europe 10 9 1,850 57,450
Hong Kong 4 3 750 2,350
Hungary 8 3 450 1,300
Ireland 7 2 1,100 1,600
Israel 14 3 400 1,350
Italy & Italian-speaking Europe 15 10 1,200 35,000
Japan 13 9 1,000 16,000
Korea 7 3 700 5,000
Latin America 8 7 900 10,000
Mexico 3 2 1,200 4,000
Middle East2 14 9 250 1,150
Netherlands 9 5 950 8,000
North America3 13 6 500 6,000
Norway 6 1 950 4,450
Pan European 18 6 1,000 28,350
Poland 11 4 800 2,000
Portugal 3 1 2,500 2,900
Singapore 11 2 550 900
South Africa 5 3 2,000 4,500
Spain 25 11 400 9,000
Switzerland 15 6 1,900 6,000
Taiwan 10 5 900 2,000
Thailand 4 3 800 1,200
UK 20 13 750 22,050
US 14 11 2,000 33,350

Source: Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC).

Notes:
1. See ‘Overseas sales of FFC-supported productions: About the data’.
2. Most sales to a single country within the territory.
3. All sales are advances against non-theatrical and/or video rights.

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