New feature films by Michael Glawogger, Ludi Boeken, Benoit Jacquot, Samuel Maoz and Tom Schreiber are among a raft of international co-productions supported in the latest round of funding by the German regional public fund Filmstiftung NRW, which distributed over $9.3m (Euros 7m) to 29 projects.

The largest single sum - $1.3m (Euros 1m) - went to Austrian film-maker Michael Glawogger's adaptation of the Josef Haslinger novel Das Vaterspiel which will be produced by Cologne-based Tatfilm with Austria's Lotus Film and France's Polaris Films.

$1.2m (Euros 0.95m) was allocated to Dutch-born Ludi Boeken's Unter Bauern, which is based on 94-year-old Marga Spiegel's autobiographical novel Retter In Der Nacht.

The co-production by former WDR commissioning editor Joachim von Mengershausen's FilmForm Koeln, with Pandora Film and France's Acajou Films, is the true story of how Spiegel, her husband and daughter were saved from deportation and certain death in the concentration camps by being hidden by farmers in Westphalia.

Boeken's previous credits include directing Britney Baby, One More Time (2002) and producing Robert Altman's Vincent And Theo (1990) and George Miller's Zeus And Roxanne (1997).

In addition, production funding was allocated to:

* a co-production between Cologne-based 2pilots and Columbia's Antorcha Films of Tom Schreiber's Dr Aleman

* Benoit Jacquot's adaptation of the Alberto Moravia novel Capri 1934, which will be produced by Germany's Integral Film and Heimatfilm with French production partners Pyramide Productions and Program 33 SA. It will star Justin Chatwin and Julia Jentsch

* Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz's Lebanon, to be produced by Ariel Films with Israel's Paralite Productions and distributed in Germany by Mec Films

* Husband-and-wife team Peter Sehr and Marie Noelle's Die Frauen Des Anarchisten which is being structured as a German-French-Spanish co-production with Sehr's P'Artisan Film Produktion, Cargo Films, and KV Entertainment/J. Ibarretxe & Co., with Nina Hoss, Laura Morante, Pilar Lopez de Ayala and Jean-Marc Barr lined up to star.

* Nana Djordjadze's The Rainbowmaker, which will feature Merab Ninidze and Irina Bjoerklund for Berl in-based 27 Films Production, Finland's Blind Spot Pictures, Italy's Revolver Film and the Netherlands' Lemming Film.

Furthermore, the Filmstiftung's committee backed a number of low-budget international documentaries including German Berger Hertz's Mein Leben Mit Carlos, to be produced by Gebrueder Beetz with Spain's BWP and Chile's Cinedirecto; and the Swiss-German co-production of Werner Schweizer and Cristina Carrer's Dirk de Villiers portrait, Heart Of Gold.