Within the framework of the German Actor’s Award ceremony in September, Prof. Carl Bergengruen, managing director of the MFG Baden-Württemberg, was honored for his initiative in upholding social standards in film production with the Honorary Inspiration Award.

In 2018, MFG became the first film funding institution in Germany to integrate social standards criteria into their funding guidelines for production support. When applying for funding from MFG, producers must declare that they will uphold industry-level and social standards. Should this not be the case, the producers must offer explanation for why this is not possible. Film projects which cannot guarantee that the production of the project will not subject the employees, cast and crew to precarious conditions may be declined by the funding committee for this reason.

Carl Bergengruen (©MFG Baden-Württemberg)