The €11m project shot in Austria last month
The maximum grant possible this year is 15% of FISA’s annual budget, i.e. €1,125,000, and 360 is understood to have been awarded slightly more than 50% of this amount.
Previously, the highest amount paid out by FISA to date – €454,000 – had been for Markus Schleinzer’s Cannes competition film Michael. Actor Karl Markovics’ directorial debut Atmen, which also had its world premiere in Cannes this year, received €340,000.
Apart from 360, the international co-productions supported so far have all been German-language or non-English: Oliver Dieckmann’s Als der Weihnachtsmann vom Himmel fiel, produced by Bavaria Film with Wega Film; Christoph Stark’s Für immer und ewig, produced by Eclypse Film and Film-Line with Luxembourg’s Iris Productions; the Croatian-Austrian-Macedonian children’s film Manusha – Die kleine Romahexe by Tomislav Zaya; and Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode’s documentary Revolution im Ton.
To date, a total of 21 feature films and documentaries have been supported by the Austrian spend incentive which was established along the lines of the Germany’s German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).
A budget of €20m was made available by Austria’s Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth for this incentive programme over two-and-a-half-years – a maximum of €5m for 2010 and €7.5m each for 2011 and 2012 – for Austrian feature film and documentary projects as well as international co-productions and co-financing deals involving an Austrian partner.