Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH)
As the film funding institution of the German federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, FFHSH provides subsidies for low- and high-budget feature films as well as for TV productions of exceptional quality. It offers assistance in all stages of the production and the exploitation of films, i.e. screenplays, production, distribution, world sales, and festival presentation. Two committees decide on the allocation of the means of 8.3 million euros p.a., which are given as conditionally repayable loans. Funding criteria include a high quality of content and an extensive reference to Hamburg or Schleswig-Holstein.
Furthermore, FFHSH is an important contact point for producers, scriptwriters, directors, distributors and exhibitors. The Film Commission of FFHSH provides comprehensive advice, know-how and qualified services to German and international producers and filmmakers who intend to shoot in Northern Germany. Established links with the relevant local authorities and experts help to ensure a smooth filming experience in Schleswig-Holstein, the most northern state bordering on Denmark, and in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany.
FFHSH keeps track of the latest developments in film and television; it assesses facts and intervenes where necessary. Various events and seminars on industry-related topics are part of the services offered, as are guidance and direct support for producers and filmmakers.
Cine-Regio representative - Mrs. Eva Hubert
Eva Hubert is the Executive Director of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH). She started working in film funding in FFHSH's precursor companies in 1991.
In 1997 Eva Hubert became Executive Director of FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH, which merged with MSH (Film fund Schleswig-Holstein) in July 2007 to become FFHSH.
Before joining the funding agency, Eva Hubert worked for eight years as an editor at the Hans-Bredow-Institute, a media research centre in Hamburg, where she was responsible for the "International Handbook for Radio and Television" as well as the institute periodical.
Eva Hubert studied politics, history and pedagogy in Hamburg and has been a member of the Green Party for a number of years as well as having been a member of the Hamburg parliament. Eva Hubert is a member of E.F.A. (European Film Academy) and a member of the European Commission for EU-film matters.