Berlinale World Cinema Fund, greater focus on Africa, since 2016

Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) business division of Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH (KBB)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Producing and distributing films from the World Cinema Fund regions of Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Near East, West Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus as well as Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka; strengthening film industries and film culture with and from Africa in particular

Target groups:
Film creators and film producers in Germany, Europe, regions and countries eligible for World Cinema Fund support, in the case of the World Cinema Fund Africa (WCF Africa) with a special focus on partners from sub-Saharan Africa

Expected results:
Developing, producing and distributing feature films from countries and regions with rudimentary film industries or film industries affected by crises; contributing to a new cultural geography of innovative feature films; providing sustainable support to international cooperation and democratisation of cooperation and co-distribution strategies; strengthening measures to facilitate ambitious and innovative film projects by intensifying promotion strategies in Africa; further developing the commercial potential of African films; facilitating knowledge transfer between Africa and Europe

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

New measures in 2016-2019 reporting period: since 2016, engagement significantly intensified with help from the Federal Foreign Office; first-time funding of EU160,000 for co-productions by producers from Germany and sub-Saharan Africa; number of submissions of African projects significantly increased; since 2016, 13 projects supported by WCF Africa; important film successes, including: "Rafiki" (Kenya/South Africa/Germany), "A Kasha" (Sudan/South Africa/Germany), "Sew the Winter to my Skin" (South Africa/Germany), "You Will Die at Twenty" (Sudan/Egypt/Germany/Norway/France), "No Gold for Kalsaka" (Burkina Faso/Germany); in total, 222 projects (of 3793 submissions) supported (2004 to 2019)

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

German Federal Cultural Foundation EU1.4 million (2016 to 2019); Federal Foreign Office EU584,000 (2016 to 2019); Creative Europe Media (EU programme) approx. EU853,000 (2016 to 2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: