Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Honey of a Deal for Kaplanoglu

Germany’s leading regional film fund, Filmstiftung NRW, has allocated $14.7m – a third of its annual budget - to 35 projects, including Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu’s BAL - HONEY, the third and final part of his Yusuf trilogy, between Kaplan Film and Heimatfilm.

German film production will step up a gear this week after the Berlin-based German Federal Film Board finally agreed its budget for 2009. It is understood to be close to last year’s $93.4m. The decision, following a special meeting of its administrative council, means the FFA can resume funding, including paying producers “reference funding” for successful 2008 projects.

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