FFA doles out dough to nine films

World Brief

German federal film funding body FFA handed out E3.8 million ($4.8 million) to nine local productions at its May session.

Org awarded the highest amounts, $875,000 each, to Tomy Wigand’s kids mystery pic “TKKG and the Mysterious Mind Machine” and to “Schwere Jungs,” a comedy set at the 1952 Winter Olympics, helmed by Marcus Rosenmueller.

Gregor Schnitzler’s “Special,” starring Til Schweiger, and animation pic “Drei Rauber,” by Udo Beissel, each picked up $625,000.

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