Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds has been awarded $8.7m (Euros 6.8m) support by Germany's much praised DFFF incentive scheme.

The Second World War drama, which is currently shooting at the Babelsberg studios, is the fifth project to break the fund's 'cap' threshold of $5.1m (Euros 4m) after the Joel Silver production of the Wachowski brothers' Speed Racer $11.5m (Euros 9m); Bryan Singer's Valkyrie $6.1m (Euros 4.8m); Tom Tykwer's Berlinale opener The International $7.4m (Euros 5.8m); and James McTeigue's martial arts action film Ninja Assassin $7.4m (Euros 5.8m).

In the first four weeks of 2009, the $76.7m (Euros 60m) DFFF fund has also supported such projects as Michael Glawogger's documentary Whores' Glory, Jean-Claude Schlim's Luxembourg-German co-production House Of Boys and Peter Timm's Berlin Wall love story Liebe Mauer.