TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Dana Messerschmidt

Dana Messerschmidt


Film Fund


Decision Maker 2017


After completing her degree in Media and Communications and English Dana started out as assistant to the funding department at Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). This was followed by several freelance positions, e.g. working at the European advanced training programme “Moonstone” and the annual East-West Coproduction Market “Connecting Cottbus”. Between 2009 and 2010 she was appointed project manager for KIDS Regio, a European lobby project for the promotion of children’s films. Since 2011 she has been back with MDM as funding consultant for production, newcomers and script development.

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Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) awards funding to promising film and media projects realised in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Funding schemes are available for all phases, starting from idea development through to production and distribution.
To be eligible, production companies must spend at least the awarded funds in the region of Mitteldeutschland.