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German fund budget cut by $14m

9 April 2014 1:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plans by the German government to slash the budget for incentive programme Dfff by €10m ($13.8m) has surprised the film community.

In her first public appearance before representatives of the film industry on the eve of this year’s Berlinale, the new State Minister for Culture and Media Monika Grütters had told the audience at the German Producers Guild conference that she intended to continue the good work achieved by her predecessor in the post Bernd Neumann.

At the time, Grütters pointed out that the budget for the Dfff had been increased from €60m to €70m ($83m to $97m) in 2013 “and we would like to leave it at least at this”.

She had also said that the coalition agreement between the Cdu/Csu and Spd had given a “clear signal” for Germany as a production hub by proposing that the Dfff .

However, less than a month later, finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble submitted a draft budget which envisaged »

- (Martin Blaney)

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