Since 1996, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern is responsible for film funding in Bavaria. The Free State of Bavaria, the BLM (Bavarian regulatory authority for commercial broadcasting), the public television broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk and ZDF, and the private broadcasters RTL and ProSiebenSat1 are all shareholders. ... [more]

Entry Deadlines

The next call for application for production funding for theatrical and television films, graduation and debut films, screenplay and distribution are

 

29. August - 12. September (decision by 12. October)

24. October - 7. November (decision by 7. December)

 

Submit your funding application here.

Applications for the financing of international co-productions and digital image design (VFX) may be submitted at any time.

Co-Production Funding

 

Additional to the regular financing support, FFF Bayern offers a special program for the financing of international co-productions of theatrical films. Applications may be submitted at any time.

NEW: In exceptional cases, grants amounting to a total of 500,000 Euros per year may be awarded to executive producers responsible for the digital image design (VFX) of large international co-productions.

 

For further details see the guidelines International Co-Production Funding.

 

Co-Production Partners

 

International productions require a German co-producer in order to get access to the German film funding system. Please find here a list of international experienced Bavarian co-production partners and their references.

Top News

Toni Erdmann represents Germany in Oscar® Race 2017

 

The FFF-funded feature film Toni Erdmann by Maren will represent Germany as the official submission for the 89th Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film. This has been decided by an independent jury appointed by German Films. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will announce a shortlist of the last nine films in the running for the Oscar® in the category Best Foreign Language Film on 17 January 2017. [mehr]

  • „Toni Erdmann“, „Snowden“ and „Salt and Fire“ at the 41. Toronto International Film Festival

    Three FFF funded productions will be presented at the 41. Toronto International Film Festival. In the course of the Special Presentations - the biggest and...  [more]

  • FFF Bayern @ Filmfest Munich// Movies, Events, Prices

    From the 23rd of June until the 2nd of July, the Munich Filmfest shows 207 film premieres from 62 different countries. A total of 16 films funded by FFF Bayern...  [more]

  • Toni Erdmann represents Germany in Oscar® Race 2017

    The FFF-funded feature film Toni Erdmann by Maren will represent Germany as the official submission for the 89th Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film....  [more]

  • „Paradise“ in competition at Venice Film Festival 2016

    The FFF-funded drama „Paradise“ by Andrei Konchalovsky is playing in competition for this year’s Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The Russian-German...  [more]

Creative Europe is the new funding program of the European Commission. Since January 1, 2014, it combines the former programs MEDIA, MEDIA Mundus and Culture. [mehr]

Entry Forms

For applications please use the online portal. Online Application

Film Funding in Bavaria

Funding Program
The activities of FFF Bayern include the funding of theatrical films, international co-productions, television films, distribution, screenplay, development, film theaters, games and up-and-coming film makers.

Film Location Bavaria
In addition to its funding activities, FFF Bayern offers comprehensive consulting and information services for the production industry