BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG IS GERMANY’S TOP LOCATION FOR VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION – AND IT IS STILL GROWING.
Through the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), the MFG Medien- and Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg promotes and enhances the transfer of know-how and technology in the region. The AMCRS creates synergies and strengthens interdisciplinary cooperation. It currently comprises 23 Baden-Württemberg-based companies and institutions, which in turn draw on the services of countless micro-enterprises and local freelancers. Up to 500 artists may be employed, depending on demand.
In addition to the cluster; MFG has contributed significantly to this boom at the Baden-Württemberg location through the line pro- ducer funding. With its granting regulations, MFG enables Baden-Württemberg to benefit from the direct support of line producers. Applications may be submitted not only by producers, but also by service-producers, animation studios or VFX studios. Furthermore, the funding can be combined with additional federal subsidies, e.g. the DFFF or the German Motion Picture Fund.
Over the past five years, MFG has supported 67 projects overall with a total investment of around 23.5 million euros in the field of VFX/Animation – and this trend is rising.