Last year the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg granted over 10 million euros in production support. The funds were allocated to a total of 42 projects, including projects by such illustrious names as Anthony and Joe Russo, who will be directing the Marvel-adaptation CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. Luc Besson is producing and co-writing the screenplay for THE LAKE by Steven Quale. Gore Verbinski’s A CURE FOR WELLNESS was shot at Castle Hohenzollern. The psycho-thriller is set for a theatrical release in 2016, as are Hans Steinbichler’s THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Ayat Najafi’s NO LAND’S SONG, Dito Tsintsadze’s GOD OF HAPPINESS, Johannes Naber’s HEART OF STONE, and Piotr J. Lewandowski’s JONATHAN. And, a record-breaking 12 Emmys went to GAME OF THRONES, to which the Stuttgart-based VFX artists at Mackevision made considerable contributions to the fifth season, with support from MFG.

Scene from JONATHAN (photo © Jeremy Rouse)