World Cinema Fund (WCF)

Funding Body

      
Country:Germany
Level:Non-European
Operates in:Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus.
About:The World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas. It supports films that could not be made without additional funding: films that stand out with an unconventional aesthetic approach, that tell powerful stories and transmit an authentic image of their cultural roots. The Fund was initiated by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Federal Foundation for Culture) and the Berlin International Film Festival and works in partnership with the Goethe-Institut. Thanks to its partnerships with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Deutsche Welle/DW AKADEMIE the WCF also runs WCF-Factories, a programme aimed at promoting the creative and structural autonomy of African cinema.
Start date:2004
End date:-
Legal status:Other
Member of:
Head of the fund:Ms Sonja Heinen, Mr Vincenzo Bugno
Department or division:-
Contact details:World Cinema Fund
Potsdamer Strasse 5
10785 Berlin
Germany
Phone:00 49 30 259 20 516
Fax:00 49 30 259 20 529
Website:http://www.berlinale-worldcinemafund.de
Email address:worldcinemafund@berlinale.de
Other addresses:-
Comments:-
Fund goals: The purpose of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) is to support artistic films from regions whose film cultures are endangered by political and or economic crises. The World Cinema Fund is intended to help provide a higher profile and increased accessibility for these films in Germany and to enable their presentation to an international audience.
Supports:Distribution
Feature film production
For: Film

Sources of information

Year Name URL URL (en) Comments
2011 WCF Booklet http://www.berlinale.de/media/pdf_word/world_cinema_fund/WCF_Booklet_2011.pdf http://www.berlinale.de/media/pdf_word/world_cinema_fund/WCF_Booklet_2011.pdf Provides general information and profiles films supported by the fund.
 

World Cinema Fund (WCF)

Funding Body

      

Annual budget

Year Total Budget
in EUR
Origin of Budget Comments
2011 367 500
    Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut. Other partners include the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Deutsche Welle /DW Academy.
    2010 327 000
      Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut.
      2009 390 800
        Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut.
        2008 390 000
          Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut.
          2007 482 500
            Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut.
            2006 566 000
              Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut.
              2005 415 000
                Total amount of Production and Distribution support awarded. Income sources are the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and the Goethe-Institut.

                Legal basis for fund:
                Further legal references:
                European level references:
                Recent legal developments: -
                Comments:-

                World Cinema Fund (WCF)

                Funding Body

                      

                Funding by activity

                Year:2011
                Feature film production:350 000 €
                Distribution:17 500 €
                Support budget:367 500 €
                Comments:
                9 feature films were supported and 3 awards were made for distribution in Germany of films from WCF-eligible regions.

                Funding by type of project

                Year:2011
                Feature Film - Documentary:30 000 €
                Feature Film - Fiction:320 000 €
                Total support for
                the Creation of Works:
                350 000 €
                Comments:
                8 fiction features and 1 feature documentary were supported

                 

                World Cinema Fund (WCF)

                Funding Body

                      

                List of Support Programmes

                 

                World Cinema Fund (WCF)

                Funding Body

                      

                List of projects supported

                Title Funding recipient Amount (EUR) Award year Activity Project type Notes
                Chnchik Zero Fiction Film (Germany) 50 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Armna LLC (Armenia), Ventura Film (Switzerland), Isabella Film (Netherlands)
                The Law in These Parts Zero Fiction Film (Germany) 40 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Documentary Production companies outside Germany:Belfilms (Israel)
                Dias de Santiago W-Film (Germany) 15 000 2005 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                On the Edge Vandertastic (Germany) 30 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Aurora Films (France), Soco Chicco films (Morocco)
                A Perfect Day Twenty-Twenty Vision (Germany) 35 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Abbout Productions (Lebanon), Mille et une productions (France)
                Ajami Twenty-Twenty Vision (Germany) 65 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Inosan Ltd (Israel)
                Zion and His Brother Tradewind Pictures (Germany) 40 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Norma Productions (Israel), MK2 (France)
                The Boda Boda Thieves To be confirmed 60 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Switch Films (South Africa), Deddac Films (Uganda) Hot Sun Films (Kenya)
                The Hunter The Match Factory (Germany) 50 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:AFTAB Negaran Film Production Institute (Iran), Twenty Twenty Vision (Germany)
                Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives The Match Factory (Germany) 60 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Kick the Machine Films (Thailand), Illuminations Films (UK)
                Silent Light The Match Factory (Germany) 35 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Mantarraya Producciones, NoDream Cinema (Mexico), BAC Films Int. (France), Motel Films (Netherlands)
                ARAF - Somewhere in Between The Match Factory (Germany) 30 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Ustaoglu Film Production (Turkey), CDP (France)
                The Milk of Sorrow The Match Factory (Germany) 50 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Wanda Vision, Oberon Cinematografica (Spain), Vela Films (Peru)
                Pandora's Box The Match Factory (Germany) 25 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Ustaoglu Film Production (Turkey), Silkroad Production, Les Petites Lumières (France), Stromboli Pictures (Belgium)
                Suely in the Sky Shotgun Pictures (Germany) 25 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Videofilmes, Fado Filmes (Brazil), Celluloid Dreams (France)
                The Other Selavy Filmproduktion (Germany) 60 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Aire Cine, Aquafilms (Argentina), Celluloid Dreams Productions (France)
                La Leon Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Germany) 5 000 2007 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Jermal RTC Media (Germany) 55 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:ECCO Films Indonesia (Indonesia)
                The Third Bank of the River Rommel Film (Germany) 40 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Tresmilmundos Cine (Argentina), Martin Scorsese (USA),
                The Sky, the Earth and the Rain Rommel Film (Germany) 40 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Jirafa Films (Chile), Charivari Films (France)
                40 Days of Silence Rohfilm (Germany) 70 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany: Petit Films (France), Volya Film (Netherlands)
                Song from the Southern Seas Rohfilm (Germany) 80 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Kino Company (Kazakhstan), Kinoproba (Russia), Arizona Films (France)
                The Slut Rohfilm (Germany) 50 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Transfax Films (Israel), Sophie Dulac Productions (France)
                Independencia Razor Film (Germany) 50 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Cinematografica (Philippines), Atopic (France), Volya Films (Netherlands)
                The Wind Journeys Razor Film (Germany) 60 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Ciudad Lunar Producciones (Colombia), Cine-Ojo Films (Argentina), Volya Films (Netherlands)
                Paradise Now Razor Film (Germany) 30 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Augustus Film (Netherlands), Lumen Films (France), Lama Films (Israel)
                The House under the Water Pola Pandora Film (Germany) 30 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Rêves d'Eau Productions (France), Neshaneh Films (Iran), Sweet Water Pictures (Netherlands)
                Aquarium Pandora Film (Germany) 100 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:MISR International Films (Egypt), Achipel 33 (France),
                Water and Salt Pandora Film (Germany) 50 000 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Ruda Cine (Argentina)
                3 / Three Pandora Film (Germany) 40 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany: ControlZ (Uruguay), Rizoma (Argentina)
                Sidewalls Pandora Film (Germany) 50 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Rizoma Film (Argentina), Morena Films (Spain)
                By the Fire Pandora Film (Germany) 50 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:El Remanso Cine (Chile)
                The Minder Pandora Film (Germany) 40 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Rizoma Film (Argentina), Eddie Saeta (Spain), ControlZ Film (Uruguay)
                Shirley Adams Pandora Film (Germany) 25 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:DV8 Films (South Africa), Centropolis Ent. Inc (USA), London Film School (United Kingdom)
                Huacho Pandora Film (Germany) 50 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Jirafa Films (Chile), Charivari Films (France)
                The Light Thief Pallas Film (Germany) 70 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Oy Art (Kyrgyzstan), A.S.A.P. Films (France), Pallas Film (Germany)
                Bi, Don't Be Afraid! Oliver Röpke Filmproduktion (Germany) 50 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Vietnam Media Corp. & Vietnam Studio, Sudest-Dongnam, Vblock Media Joint Stock Company (Vietnam), Acrobates Film (France)
                The Passion of Michelangelo Oliver Röpke Filmproduktion (Germany) 40 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Piranha Films (Chile), Tchin Tchin Productions (France), Cine-Ojo (Argentina)
                Every Day is a Holiday Nikovantastic Film (Germany) 50 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Orjouane Productions (Lebanon), Ciné-Sud Promotion (France),
                The Prize NiKo Films (Germany) 50 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Kung Works (Mexico), Mille et une productions (France), Staron Films, IZ Films, Altamira Films (Spain).
                Ajami Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 10 000 2009 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                The Milk of Sorrow Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 10 000 2009 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Gigante Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 10 000 2009 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                The Light Thief Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 5 000 2011 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Moolaadé Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 15 000 2006 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Octubre Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 7 000 2010 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                The Hunter Neue Visionen Filmverleih (Germany) 10 000 2010 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Tanathor Neue Pegasos 32 500 2007 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Lama Films (Israel)
                Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Movienet Film (Germany) 10 000 2010 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Kick Off Mitosfilm (Germany) 8 000 2010 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Dol Mitosfilm (Germany) 8 000 2006 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Lion's Den MFA + FilmDistribution (Germany) 10 000 2008 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Autumn Media Luna New Films (Germany) 7 500 2009 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Recycle mec Film (Germany) 10 000 2008 Distribution Feature Film - Documentary
                Recycle mec Film (Germany) 30 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Documentary Production companies outside Germany:iSee (Jordan, the Netherlands), Jo Film (Jordan)
                The One Man Village mec Film (Germany) 7 500 2009 Distribution Feature Film - Documentary
                O Homem que Copiava Kool Filmdistribution (Germany) 7 500 2005 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                El abrazo partido Kinowelt (Germany) 15 000 2005 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Pandora's Box Kairos Filmverleih (Germany) 8 000 2009 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Bamako Kairos Filmverleih (Germany) 8 000 2006 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Daratt Kairos Filmverleih (Germany) 8 000 2008 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Huacho Kairos Filmverleih (Germany) 5 000 2011 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Madeinusa Kairos Filmverleih (Germany) 10 000 2006 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                WWW - What a Wonderful World Kairos Filmverleih (Germany) 7 500 2007 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Milk Heimatfilm (Germany) 50 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Kaplan Film (Turkey), Heimatfilm (Germany), Arizona Film (France)
                Death for Sale Heimatfilm (Germany) 30 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Agora Film (Morocco), Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium)
                Carne de Perro Hanfgarn & Ufer (Germany) 40 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:CENECA Producciones (Chile), JBA Producions (France)
                Workers Flying Moon Productions (Germany) 40 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Zensky Cine-Foprocine (Mexico)
                In What City Does It Live? Flying Moon Productions (Germany) 50 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Everything Films (Malaysia), Volya Films (Netherlands), Mandra Films (France)
                Rome Rather Than You Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) 40 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Neffa Films (Algeria), INA (France)
                I'm Going to Change my Name Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) 50 000 2010 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Anniko Film (Armenia), Oscar Film (Denmark)
                El Bella Vista Filmproduktion Thomas Mauch (Germany) 30 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Documentary Production companies outside Germany: Alicia Cano Films (Uruguay), MJ Producciones (Uruguay)
                Possible Lives Fieber Film (Germany) 60 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:El Angel Films, 16M (Argentina)
                The Stoplight Society Dagstar Film (Germany) 50 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Dia Fragma Fabrica de Peliculas, Laberinto Producciones (Colombia), Ciné Sud Promotion (France), El Baile Films (Spain)
                Saratan Coin Film (Germany) 15 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Kyrgyzstan Studio (Kyrgyzstan), Viet Filmproduktion (Germany)
                A Screaming Man Cine Global (Germany) 5 000 2011 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Gods Cachoeira Films and Mil Colores Media (Germany) 55 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Chullachaki Producciones (Peru), Lagarto Cine (Argentina), TS Productions (France)
                Atos dos Homens Cachoeira Films and Mil Colores Media (Germany) 25 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Documentary Production companies outside Germany:Paleo TV, Plateau Producoes (Brazil)
                Citadel Blinker Filmproduktion (Germany) 30 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Documentary Production companies outside Germany:Manosudaca Videofilmes (Bolivia), Pucara Films (Bolivia)
                Hamaca Paraguaya Black Forest Films (Germany) 30 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Slot Machine, Arte France Cinema (France), Fortuna Films (Netherlands), New Crowned Hope (Austria), Lita Stantic Productions (Argentina), Silencio Cine, Wanda Vision (Spain)
                Liverpool Black Forest Films (Germany) 35 000 2006 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Slot Machine (France), Fortuna Films (Netherlands), 4L (Argentina), Black Forest Films (Germany), Eddie Saeta (Spain)
                Round Trip Belle Epoque Film (Germany) 30 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Bizibi (France), Collage Film Production (Egypt)
                The Bad Intentions Barry Films (Germany) 50 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Stephen Akerman (Argentina), Garmont Films (Peru)
                Jean Gentil Bärbel Mauch Film (Germany) 40 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Aurora Dominicana (Dominican Republic), Canana Films (Mexico)
                Faro - Goddess of the Waters Bärbel Mauch Film (Germany) 60 000 2005 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:P.A.V. Communication (France), Boréal Films (Canada), Sarama Films (Mali)
                Polvo Autentika (Germany) 30 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Melindrosa Films (Guatemala), Tic Tac Producciones (Spain), Fábula (Chile)
                Filmphobia Autentika Films (Germany) 25 000 2008 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Paleo TV, Plateau Producoes (Brazil)
                Girimunho Autentika Films (Germany) 30 000 2011 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Teia Produções, Dezenove Som e Imagem (Brazil), Eddie Saeta (Spain)
                Post Mortem Autentika Films (Germany) 50 000 2009 Feature film production Feature Film - Fiction Production companies outside Germany:Fabula (Chile), Canana (Mexico)
                The Slut As2edition 5 000 2011 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                The Wind Arsenal Filmverleih (Germany) 10 000 2006 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Caramel Alamode Film (Germany) 12 000 2008 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Bombon - The Dog Alamode Film (Germany) 7 500 2005 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction
                Nader and Simin, a Separation Alamode Film (Germany) 7 500 2011 Distribution Feature Film - Fiction