Based on the conviction of a large part of the film and cinema landscape that German film is facing an economic and above all artistic existential crisis, the Initiative, Zukunft, Kino+Film (IZK+Film) has presented a policy paper for the reorganization and simplification of the complex film funding system in Germany. Three guiding principles underlie this paper: in addition to the effort to increase social diversity as well as artistic multiplicity, the compelling need to separate economic and artistic criteria as well as the limitation of influence on the part of television and streaming services on funding decisions, guides the proposal for a new beginning of film funding.
Numerous concrete proposals for measures provide valuable impetus for revising funding structures.
The entire paper in German is available for download here.