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FFF Bayern is opening up its funding for international high-end series, thus supplementing its international funding program which was introduced four years ago. Since then, the FFF Bayern has been supporting international films like Snowden or Euphoria, which were shot, digitally realized and co-produced to a large extent in Bavaria.


Effective immediately, applications may also be submitted for international high-end series that are to be shot and co-produced in Bavaria.

The high-end series must be intended and suitable for international exploitation;  at least one co-production partner must be from a country outside of the German-speaking countries.


The production costs should be at least 1.2 million euros per episode for 60-minute episodes. For other lengths, the production costs should be at least 20,000 euros per minute of the episode. The German co-production share should be at least 30% or 5 million euros. The maximum amount of funding available from FFF Bayern for an international series is 2 million euros. As is the case for theatrical films and digital productions, at least half of the shooting days must take place in Bavaria for this funding area.


The Free State of Bavaria has made 4.73 million euros available this year to FFF for the funding of international co-productions (theatrical films and series).


Producers may submit applications at any time. Funding decisions are made by the Subcommittee International (Co-)Productions. Contacts, further information and guidelines are available here.


The international funding program launched in January 2013. Since then, FFF Bayern has brought such projects as Snowden by Oliver Stone with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Nicolas Cage; The Happy Prince by and with Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson; and Euphoria by Lisa Langseth with Alicia Vikander, Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling to Bavaria. Most recently the subcommittee awarded funding of 2 million euros to the project Dragon Rider.


Also within the framework of this program, FFF has supported the digital production of Captain America: Civil War, The Lake, The Shallows and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.