Organisation

Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein supports cinema films, high-end series and innovative audiovisual formats of all genres. It provides financial support for all phases of the projects, from the first script drafts through production to sales, distribution and festival presentations. Deciding criteria for financial support include the quality of content and a positive financial effect for the region. The latter can include making use of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein as shooting locations or employing local film professionals and film-technical businesses.

Structure

The partners behind FFHSH are the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein has c. 14,8m euros p.a. at its disposal (including operative costs). 9.1 m euros are means issued by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the TV broadcasting company NDR supplies 1.2m euros, ZDF supplies 1m euros, and a further 2.5m euros are taken from a contingent of radio license fees as determined by the Legislature. This sum includes 450,000 euros for NDR regional productions, which continue to be granted in accordance with former MSH regulations to strengthen Schleswig-Holstein as a film and TV location. Since 2020, the Hamburg-based Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH provides 1m euros p.a. for the "Nordbuster" committee.

Four committees consisting of experienced industry experts decide on the allocation of the means: Committee "High End" decides on films with production costs of more than 3.5m euros, committee "Director's Cut" decides on projects with a budget less than this. The comittee "Short + Innovative" supports short films and innovative audiovisual formats. Our "Nordbuster" comittee focusses on films of particular cultural-economic importance for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

Committee High End

Films and series with production costs over 3.5m euros, cinema documentary films with production costs over 1.5m euros
Christian Granderath
NDR, Head of Drama, Hamburg

Murat Isgüder
Movie Consult, Owner, Hamburg

Wenka von Mikulicz
DCM Pictures, Head of Development, Berlin

Caroline von Senden
ZDF, Chief Editor Fernsehfilm I, Mainz

Ipek Zübert
Screenwriter, Berlin

Helge Albers
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, CEO, Hamburg

Substitutes
Soleen Yusef
Writer/Director, Berlin

Philipp Steffens
Producer, Cologne

Committee Director's Cut

Films and series with production costs under 3.5m euros, cinema documentary films with production costs under 1.5m euros
Bettina Brokemper
Heimatfilm, Producer, Cologne

Gabor Greiner
Films Boutique, COO, Berlin

Timo Großpietsch
NDR, Editor for Documentaries & Reportages, Hamburg

Manja Malz
Metropolis Kino, Film Programmer, Hamburg

Maryam Zaree
Actress/Director, Berlin

Helge Albers
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, CEO, Hamburg

Substitutes
Mia Spengler
Writer/Director, Hamburg

Andres Veiel
Writer/Director, Berlin

Committee Short + Innovative

Short films and innovative audiovisual formats
Birgit Glombitza
Freelance author, coach and curator, Hamburg

Ralph Heinsohn
Designer, Producer and Curator of immersive media, Hamburg

Ingo Mertins
International Education Centre Scheersberg, Head of Media, Young Film Festival Schleswig-Holstein

Britta Schewe
Rocket Beans, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Hamburg

Insa Wiese
International Short Film Week, Artistic Director, Regensburg

Arne Sommer
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Head of Filmwerkstatt, Kiel

Substitutes
Cesy Leonard
Artist, Actress, Filmmaker, Berlin

Ulrich Schrauth
VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival, Artistic Director, Hamburg

Committee Nordbuster

Projects of particular cultural-economic importance for the region, at least 25% for young talent projects.
Maike Haas
Creative Producer, Munich

Benjamina Mirnik-Voges
Entertainment One Germany, CEO, Munich

Peter Preisser
Film Business Consultant, Hamburg

Substitutes
Philipp Hergarden
Marketing Expert Film Distribution, Munich

Heike Wiehle-Timm
Relevant Film, CEO
 

Partners

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Ministry of Culture and Media

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg holds 74.8 per cent of FFHSH and is represented by the Head of the Ministry of Culture an Media, Dr. Carsten Brosda. The contact for all matters FFHSH within the ministry is the Department for Art, Creative Economy, Music and Cultural Projects (Abteilung 2). Their primary task is to maintain and expand Hamburg as a location for art, culture and the media.

Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Hohe Bleichen 22, 20354 Hamburg

Head of Amt Kultur:
Senatsdirektor Hans Heinrich Bethge
T: +49 40 428 24 270
ed.grubmah.mkb@eghteb.hcirniehsnah

*Head of the Department of Art, Creative Economy, Music and Cultural Projects* (Abteilung 2):
Dr. Pit Hosak
T.: +49 40 428 24 126
ed.grubmah.mkb@kasoh.tip

Film and photography:
Nina Dreier
T: +49 40 428 24 279
nina.dreier@bkm.hamburg.de

The State of Schleswig-Holstein

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Schleswig-Holstein

Since 2007, the state of Schleswig-Holstein holds 25.2 per cent of FFHSH. The Department of Culture within the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture supports state cultural institutions such as museums, theatres, archives and libraries and is responsible for the funding of art and culture.

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Schleswig-Holstein

Department of Cultural Affairs
Brunswiker Str. 16, 24105 Kiel

Susanne Bieler-Seelhoff
Head
T: +49 431 988 57 04
F: +49 (0) 431 988 58 57
ed.hsdnal.imib@ffohlees-releib.ennasus

Gert Haack
Music and film funding
T: +49 431 988 58 48
ed.hsdnal.imib@kcaah.treg

Subsidiaries

Filmfest Hamburg

Mönckebergstr. 18, 20095 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 399 19 00 0
Fax: +49 40 399 19 00 10
info@filmfesthamburg.de
http://www.filmfesthamburg.de

Creative Europe Desk Hamburg

Friedensallee 14-16, 22765 Hamburg
T: +49 40 390 65 85
F: +49 40 390 86 32
ue.grubmah-dec@ofni
www.creative-europe-desk.de

Broadcaster participation

ZDF
NDR

NDR contributes an annual 1.2m euros to the budget, ZDF 1m euros.

The broadcasting agencies also have representatives on the Committees.

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