The Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) is a federal institution under public law. It is Germany's national film funding agency and supports all aspects of German film. In addition to its role as a funding agency, the organization is a central service provider for the German film industry. In terms of economy and culture, the FFA promotes cinema films in all phases of creation and exploitation: from script development to production to distribution, sales and video. Further funds are used to promote cinemas, preserve the film heritage, to perceive and distribute German film abroad and to mediate film education. In addition, the FFA has the mandate to support the cooperation between the film industry and the television broadcasters to strengthen German cinema. Furthermore, the FFA regularly records, analyzes and publishes the most important market data of the film, cinema and video industry in Germany.