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Modernisation package for the German Film

The working groups for culture and media of the coalition groups have developed common vertices with the upcoming amendment to the film promotion act. This the film industry will be presented on Thursday. The culture explains – and media-political speaker of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Elisabeth Motschmann:

“The coalition is responding to the changing viewing habits of viewers. With the instantly help of the program cinema in the amount of 5.5 million euros in the last year, and the future of cinema in heights of 17 million euros for 2020, we have launched the first steps towards modernisation of the experience place cinema forward. With the vertices for the amendment of the film promotion act (FFG) we want to secure the German film industry and German Film industry as an economic and cultural strengths. The cinema remains for us the Central place of the film to life.

The coalition factions are pursuing two policy goals: they are committed for the uplift of the quality of German Films, in order to increase the success of the audience. Also, you want to help Institute the budget of the Federal film Board (FFA) in the amount of approximately 50 million Euro. The FFA operates with taxpayers ‘ money, but with own funds in the industry.

The CDU/CSU and the SPD parliamentary group in favour of a moderate tax increase, the tax revenue of the FFA is to keep the most important Federal funding and stable.

Specifically, we want to improve the revenue situation of the producers. This should have a stronger incentive to produce successful films. We argue for more efforts in the scenario of promotion and, above all, in the scenario of further development. Here, the industry has identified a special need to catch up. Because without a good script, no good movie can be created. The FFA should provide also more funds for Film achievement. Because with a strengthening of distribution and sales promotion of good films can be marketed better and not get lost in the crowd.

With these concerted actions, we increase the box office results of films at the box office. Therefore, we will hold an exclusive evaluation window for the cinema. In the age of digitisation, we want to discuss with the industry whether the for a lot of films claim to a shortening of the cinema lock deadlines, and the deadlines for the rest of the evaluation stages should be made more flexible.

However, not only economic aspects. We want to bring topics such as gender equality, inclusion and diversity in the German Film forward. In the case of breaches of compliance with social Standards in the working conditions of filmmakers on the Set in the future should also be sanctions possible, so that it is in front of and behind the camera, in fact, fair and social working conditions.“


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