The new funding guidelines of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW apply with immediate effect. The regulations have been structured to such a degree that they are now subsumed into a ¨General Section¨ and a ¨Special Section¨. While the ¨General Section¨ covers general information on funding goals, application conditions and the allocation of funds, the ¨Special Sections¨ presents the individual funding categories with their specific conditions and requirements. The overhaul was completed drawing on the experiences from current funding practice. In addition, modifications were made in line with the new EU directives in accordance with the the EU Cinema Communication.