KEEPING FILMS ALIVE: FUNDING FOR THE DIGITIZATION OF NATIONAL FILM HERITAGE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED
Since January 2019, the Federal Government, the federal states and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) have been working together to preserve national film heritage. The funding program, which is financed equally by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the FFA and the federal states, provides up to 10 million euros annually for the digitization of cinema films. Funding is provided in three areas: exploitation, curation and conservational necessity.
After the cinema digitization completed in 2014, which was also jointly financed by the FFA, the Federal Government and the federal states, this is another decisive cultural policy cooperation between the three partners to strengthen and preserve film culture in Germany. Details on the funding can be found at www.ffa.de.