Constantin Film has been named the most successful Germanproducer and distributor of 2005 after picking up a total of $4.2m (Euros 3.5m)retroactive "reference funding" from the German Federal Film Board (
Thiswas the second year running that Constantin hadreceived this double honour at the
Constantin Film Produktion wasjoined in the list of the Top 3 production companies by SamFilm(The Wild Soccer Bunch 2) and Babelsberg Film (AroundThe World in 80 Days), while distributor Constantin Film Verleih's poleposition was followed by X Verleih and Buena VistaInternational.
Henoted that the growing number of festival invitations and international prizesfor German productions in the past year had boosted the amounts many producerswould be receiving. Festivals and prizes now made up for 20% of the retroactiveproduction support to be invested in future projects - compared to only 6.15%in 2004.