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

FFF Presse Lunch im Bamberger Haus

 

Vergangenen Freitag präsentierte Geschäftsführer Prof. Dr. Klaus Schaefer Medienvertretern die Jahresbilanz des Förderjahres 2016. Wie jedes Jahr waren Teams geförderter Projekte anwesend, so etwa von Das Verschwinden, Paradies, Das Pubertier, Trautmann, Willkommen bei den Hartmanns, Katharina Luther und Bargespräche. [mehr]

Auf dem Foto: Klaus Schaefer, Ewa Karlström, Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner, Wolfgang Emmer, Stefan Kreutzer

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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