New features by Tom Tykwer, Raoul Ruiz and Tomy Wigand areamong five projects awarded over Euros 4.6m by Bavaria's Film & TelevisionFund FFF Bayern in its latest round of funding.

Tykwer's adaptation of Patrick Sueskind's bestselling novel Perfumefor Constantin Film Produktion received the largest amount - Euros 1.6m - withan additional Euros 1m being pledged by the Bavarian Bank Fund (BBF), whileEuros 1m (plus Euros 200,000 from the BBF) was allocated to Wigand's familyadventure film TKKG Und Die Raetselhafte Mind-Machine, which is based onStefan Wolf's popular series of children's books and will be produced byBavaria Filmverleih und Produktion.

Ruiz's Euros 6.6m Klimt, which wrapped its shoot withJohn Malkovich, Veronica Ferres and Saffron Burrows in North Rhine-Westphaliaon February 12, received Euros 150,000backing from the Bavarian funding body - which also supported Roxy Film'sproduction of Marcus H. Rosenmueller's Wer Frueher Stirbt, Ist Laenger Totabout a 11-year-old's dream to become a rock star in Bavaria with Euros 485,000production backing.

In addition, a new live-action adaptation of OtfriedPreussler's evergreen bestseller Der Räuber Hotzenplotz was awardedEuros 230,000 by the BBF to add to Euros 1.6m already granted by FFF Bayern.