GERMAN ANIMATIONS A HIT ABROAD IN 2018
The box office figures published for the year 2018 on the performance of German films (including German-international co-productions) abroad* show a share of 54% for animated film. Animation thus underscores its ever-increasing importance for the film industry. This extraordinarily good result is due among other things to these films, which also lead German Film’s hit list for feature films abroad: MAYA THE BEE – THE HONEY GAMES, THE LITTLE VAMPIRE, RICHARD THE STORK and THE SEVENTH DWARF. (*The full report can be found on the German Films website under Publications/Market Studies/German Films Abroad 2018.)
Such successes, however, can only be realized with increasing tendency with international business partners. Since 2017, Animation Germany UG, a subsidiary of the German Producers Alliance and VTFF, has therefore been taking on the task of drawing international attention to Germany and its companies as a business location and supporting the establishment of an individual network of producers and studios through various platforms such as a central website (www.animationgermany.de), a newsletter and social media activities as well as targeted events.