Germany's German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) incentive scheme has awarded over $3.97m (Euros 2.7m) in funding in the first four weeks of 2008.

Jaco van Dormael's $51.4m (Euros 35m) Mr Nobody, which was shooting at the Babelsberg Studios for 45 days last autumn, is one of three international co-productions supported with a total of $2.9m (Euro 1.98m) by the DFFF.

The scifi drama starring Jared Leto and Berlinale competition jury member Diane Kruger, received Euros 1.65m support. The other two international projects backed are Eduard Erne's Das Erbe der Napola and Susanna Boehm's music documentary The Lasting Journey Of Porgy & Bess by Trip To Asia producer Boomtown Media.

In addition, $1.06m (Euros 727,792) was granted to two German productions: Marcus H. Rosenmueller's Perlmutterfarben, which begins shooting for Constantin Film towards the end of February, and Karola Hattop's Morphus.