Three internationalco-productions have been awarded nearly $1.28m (Euros 1m) by the German FederalFilm Board (
The largest amount - $576,787(Euros 450,000) - was given to Peter Sehr and Marie Noelle'sGerman-French-Spanish co-production DieFrauen Des Anarchisten which will be produced by Sehr and Noelle'sMunich-based P'Artisan Film Produktion with
A second German majorityco-production with
Produced by Halle-basedMotionWorks with France's 2D3D Animations and Italy's Enanimation from February2007, the film is based on the children's author and illustrator Helme Heine's A Case For Friends books about theadventures of the mouse Johnny Mauser, cockerel Franz von Hahn and pig Waldemaras they solve all sorts of crimes in their home of Mullewapp. Warner Bros.Entertainment will release the film theatrically in Germany, while a series of 26five-minute episodes based on Heine's books has already been made for
'The film will show howthe three friends became friends,' says Manuela Lumb, commissioning editorat Cologne-based
Meanwhile, $422,845 (Euros330,000) was allocated to the only French majority co-production in this roundof funding, Claire Denis' 35 Rhums,which will be made as a French-German-Belgian co-production between SoudaineCompagnie, Pandora Film Produktion and Versus Production, with backing in placeso far from Ile de France Film Commission, public broadcaster Arte, and theBelgian tax shelter scheme. Wild Bunch will handle international sales.