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Government funding

Direct funding: National Yes
Direct funding: Regional Yes
Indirect funding: National Yes
Indirect funding: Regional No


Language German
Population 81 million
No. films produced per year 236 (2013)
Annual cinema admissions 129.7 million (2013)
Domestic share of box office 26% (2013)
No. TV households 35 million
Local content regulation on TV Yes
Legal system Civil Law
Currency €EUR

Support for co-productions in Germany

Overall, Germany has a strong co-production output, with 92 co-productions released in 2013 (the majority with other European partners). France, Switzerland and Austria were Germany’s most active partners in 2012.

Government funding for features is available through the German Federal Film Fund (an automatic funding system granting a 20 per cent refund on German spend) and the German Federal Film Board, the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (€350,000 per year) and a number of regional film funds. In 2012, Germany’s available public funds total over €350 million. Additional assistance for TV productions can be received by partnering with German TV channels, and proposals have been made for regional funding for animation projects.

Please note this information is correct as at October 2014.