Distribution and Sales Support
In addition to the production of German feature-films, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern also supports the utilization of such films and their Bavarian distribution and sales companies.
Distribution support is made available in the form of a conditionally repayable loan. This loan can be applied for for up to 50% of the verified distribution (i.e. production of prints, advertising and marketing) or sales costs. The maximum sum available is EUR 205,000. Distribution and sales companies with registered offices or a branch office in Bavaria may apply.
Applications for distribution and sales support may be submitted throughout the year for all FFF allocation committee meetings. Please contact the responsible funding consultant either per telephone or personally prior to application submission.
In order to expand existing markets or help to open up new markets for Bavarian producers, grants are also made within the framework of distribution and sales support, i.e. for advertising measures in connection with Oscar and/or Golden Globe nominations. Informal applications may be submitted on a continuous basis to the FFF’s managing board.
Bavarian Bank Fund
Upon recommendation by FFF Bayern, films expecting considerable economic success may apply for additional funds from the BavarianBankFund. This form of financing is disbursed as a conditionally repayable loan, to which interest is applied. The loan is made by the LfA Förderbank. The requested financing can be up to 100% of the already issued FFF funding for the project. The maximum funding amount for distribution support is EUR 200,000.