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World Cinema Fund

World Cinema Fund

DEADLINE:1 February 2021

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 World Cinema Fund supports exclusively the production and distribution of feature films and feature-length documentaries.

The support is focused on the following regions and countries: Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus as well as Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka.

See the full list of eligible countries (pdf).


There are two types of funding:

  • Production Funding, maximum 60,000 euro per project.
  • Distribution funding, not exceeding 10,000 euros for the distribution of film in Germany.