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‘Basterds’ brings in more German funds

Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" has picked up more German cash, with local funding body MDM handing over 300,000 euros ($438,900) in production subsidies for the director's German shoot.

Medienboard tabs films for funding

Regional German funding body Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg has announced 1.8 million euros ($2.7 million) in subsidies for a total of 15 projects, with Rainer Matsutani's "Rox!" and Detlev Buck's "Wohin Du auch gehst" getting 300,000 euros ($440,000) and 200,000 euros ($293,000), respectively.

No ‘Stranger’ to Oldenburg honors

Emily Atef's "The Stranger in Me" proved to be a triple whammy at the Oldenburg International Film Festival, winning the German Independence Award, the Otto-Sprenger Award and the Audience Award.

‘Bastards’ portrayals draw fire in Germany

Seems you can't even be nasty to Nazis anymore.

‘Basterds’ portrayals draw fire in Germany

A leaked script of Quentin Tarantino's World War II drama "Inglourious Basterds" already is stirring up controversy for scenes of vengeful Americans bashing, scalping, shooting and strangling German soldiers.

Digital dominates Mediencongress

As in previous years, this year's Mediencongress -- part of Germany's traditional Medienwoche and technology confab IFA -- focused on the digital frontier: how to handle it, adjust to it, maximize its profits and, of course, how to split the dough in the end.

BBC boss cautions pubcasters on new media

BBC director general Mark Thompson made an impassioned argument for public broadcasters Tuesday but stopped short of calling for an all-in strategy in the digital space.

Oldenburg International Film Festival

Oldenburg hit the ground running, with legendary independents like Alex Cox and Nancy Savoca showing up for the festival's inaugural, where they screened about 70 films.

Two projects get German funding

Director Philip Groning was granted $517,264 in Filmstiftung NRW's new funding round for his new project.

Kick Film scores $1.1 mil for ‘Goodbye Tibet’

Munich-based producer Kick Film on Thursday scored a 700,000 euro ($1.1 million) subsidy from local funding body Film Fernseh Fonds Bayern for "Flucht aus Tibet" (Goodbye Tibet).

Germany extends federal funds until 2012

The German federal cabinet approved a new budget Wednesday, allocating 1.3 billion euros ($2.1 billion) to the Ministry for Culture and the Media, a 7.8% increase.

UFA’s ‘Nanni’ lands Medienboard subsidy

Potsdam-based UFA Cinema has scored a 200,000 euros ($310,000) subsidy from local body Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg for its theatrical project "Hanni und Nanni," based on the popular series of classic children's books by Enid Blyton.