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Org offers subsidy to encourage foreign sales

BERLIN — Eager to boost the popularity of Swiss pics abroad, promotional org Swiss Film and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture have launched a subsidy program to encourage foreign distribs to carry more Swiss fare.

Foreign distribs can apply to Swiss Film for up to Euros 25,000 ($32,500) in subsidy support for the release of Swiss movies.

Swiss Film also is backing Jan Gassmann and Christian Zioerjen’s documentary “Chrigu,” about the latter’s battle with cancer, which is unspooling in the Berlinale’s Forum section.

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