Eligible for funding are only production companies based in Germany. Producers from the WCF regions can also apply but must – if selected by the jury – provide proof of cooperation with a German partner. This can also take place after submission of the application or by the time the project is recommended for funding, following the jury’s decision.
Also eligible for distribution funding are distribution companies (and world sales companies) which have a registered office in Germany who want to bring a full-length feature or documentary film from one of the WCF regions to German cinemas. WCF production funding of the film is not a pre-requirement.