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7.5 million of funding awarded to 38 new film and series projects in Berlin-Brandenburg

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7.5 million of funding awarded to 38 new film and series projects in Berlin-Brandenburg

Berlin/Potsdam – In its fall session, MBB is funding 38 projects with roughly 7.5 million euros, amongst others new films by Julia von Heinz, Ildikó Enyedi, Marco Kreuzpaintner, Leander Haußmann and Dominik Graf. Top casts include Elyas M'Barek, Léa Seydoux and Tom Schilling. Find the complete sponsoring list here.



Constantin Film Produktion GmbH

Production funding: 1,1 Mio. Euro

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner 

Screenplay: Christian Zübert, Robert Gold, Jens-Frederik Otto

Cast: Elyas M'Barek, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach 

Political thriller based on the international bestseller by Ferdinand von Schirach on one of Germany's biggest judicial scandals and the conflict between law and morality.



Production funding: 800.000 Euro

Director & Screenplay: Leander Haußmann

Cast: Henry Hübchen, Detlev Buck, Alexander Scheer, Ilka Bessin

The Staatssicherheit is planting their young employee Ludger in East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg bohemian scene. He feels so at home around the artists that he forgets about his original purpose of informing on them.


Rat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH

Production funding: 600.000 Euro

Director: Dennis Gansel | Screenplay: Dirk Ahner

Cast: Henning Baum, Solomon Gordon, Annette Frier, Milan Peschel

Film adaptation of part 2 of Michael Ende's world-famous children’s story: Jim and Lukas are going on a journey, this time to defeat the Wild 13 and to unveil the secret of Jim’s origin.


Lupa Film GmbH

Production funding: 450.000 Euro

Director: Dominik Graf | Screenplay: Constantin Lieb,  Dominik Graf

Cast: Tom Schilling 

Based on Erich Kästner’s novel of the same title: In late 1920s Berlin, copywriter Fabian loses his job, his girlfriend, his best friend – and tries to keep his dignity in the process.

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Flare Film GmbH

Production funding: 300.000 Euro

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Screenplay: Anna & Dietrich Brüggemann

Cast: Anna Brüggemann, Alexander Khuon

Dina and Michael are in their early 30s. He’s a doctor, she’s an actor. At first, they are happy. Then he contemplates separating from her aloud. She says: nope.


Seven Elephant Pictures GmbH

Production funding: 200.000 Euro

Director: Julia von Heinz | Screenplay: John Quester, Julia von Heinz

Cast: Mala Emde, David Schütter, David Kross

In the struggle against the right-wing populist party ALD, Luisa is torn between the peaceful actionism of her friend Batte and the violent actions of attractive Alfa. In the search for her own way, she crosses all boundaries.


Komplizen Film GmbH

Production funding: 200.000 Euro

Director & Screenplay: lldikó Enyedi

Cast: Léa Seydoux, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

Captain Jacob Störr makes a bet with a friend that he will marry the first woman to enter the café. Enter Lizzy. Based on the novel by Milan Fust.



Production funding: 90.000 Euro

Director & Screenplay: Marc Bauder

Documentary about 7 people contemplating the networking of the world from different perspectives.



Lago Film GmbH

Production funding: 700.000 Euro

Director: Till Kleinert | Screenplay: Till Kleinert, Erol Yesilkaya

A newborn disappears without a trace. A halfway decomposed corpse is found in an apartment. And then there’s an abandoned little boy. Is the block under the spell of a gruesome power?


Tellux next GmbH

Development funding: 80.000 Euro

Screenplay: Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf, Hanno Hackfort

Two Jewish brothers. One case of bad blood. United only in the goal of making the family business into the first world-class German department store. 


Amusement Park Film GmbH

Development funding: 60.000 Euro

Director: Dennis Gansel | Screenplay: Jayson Rothwell

Based on Reinhard Kleist’s and Tobias Meissner’s graphic novels of the same title: An ancient vampire clan is tasked with ensuring calm and order in a Berlin plagued by criminals and terrorists. When immigrants are abused as blood suppliers, resistance starts forming.

Distribution Funding

13 new releases are ushering in the fall season at the box office with MBB distribution grants at a total of 950.000 euros, among them:

WUFF by Detlev Buck, DCM Film Distribution GmbH, 180.000 Euro

BALLON by Michael 'Bully' Herbig, Studiocanal GmbH, 150.000 Euro

WERK OHNE AUTOR by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Walt Disney Company (Germany) GmbH, 100.000 Euro

100 DINGE by Florian David Fitz, Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH, 100.000 Euro

TABALUGA by Sven Unterwaldt, Sony Pictures Entertainment Deutschland GmbH, 100.000 Euro

ASTRID by Pernille Fischer Christensen, DCM Film Distribution GmbH,70.000 Euro

GLÜCKLICH WIE LAZZARO by Alice Rohrwacher, Piffl Medien GmbH, 30.513 Euro

The 4th sponsoring session of the year received a total of 75 applications with a total sum of 13.2 million euros.

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