The german working group AG FilmFestival demands that the film festival sector be taken into account in the current amendment of the FilmF√∂rderGesetz FFG: Still in the coalition agreement of the „Ampel“ government it was stated „…we reliably fund film festivals…“. In the eight-point program presented by Claudia Roth, Commissioner for Culture and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany, there is not a single mention of film festivals. The main role of film festivals for the presentation of national and European arthouse films, the access to world cinema, but also their importance as a structural pillar of the cinema landscape is still not perceived.
Further information as well as arguments can be found in the press release of the AG Filmfestival published recently in German language here