Entry Deadlines & Allocation Commitee

Entry Deadlines

6 - 20 September 2021
25 October - 8 November 2021

Decision Allocation Commitee

20 October 2021
8 December 2021

Distribution and Sales

A conditionally repayable interest-bearing loan may be granted to distribution and sales companies for the distribution and sale of full-length feature films, in particular those subsidized in Bavaria. This loan can amount to up to 50% of the proven preliminary distribution costs (e.g. production of DCP, advertising and marketing) or distribution costs. The maximum amount is 205,000 euros. Applications may be submitted by distribution and sales companies with a registered office, branch or place of business in Germany.


The application must be accompanied by an opportunity to view the finished film (streaming link/DVD), a calculation, a financing plan, proof of acquisition of the exploitation rights and a marketing concept.

Applications for distribution funding may be submitted for all five FFF funding meetings in one year exclusively via the online application portal. If the lending measure is started before the planned submission deadline, the costs incurred can only be recognized if the FFF has been notified in writing before the measure begins. Detailed information on submission can be found in the information sheet on Distribution Funding ("Merkblatt Verleihförderung").

Processing of Funding Recommendations

All documents for further funding processing in the case of a funding recommendation (e.g. contracts, revenue statements) must also be submitted via the online application portal.

In order to expand existing markets for Bavarian producers and open up new ones, subsidies may be granted for suitable projects within the framework of distribution and sales support (e.g. for advertising measures in connection with Oscars® or Golden Globe nominations). Applications may be sent informally to the FFF management at any time.

Bavarian Banking Fund

Following a recommendation by FFF Bayern, films whose exploitation can be expected to be particularly successful can be co-financed with funds from the Bavarian Banking Fund ("Bayerischer BankenFonds"). The financing is granted in the form of a conditionally repayable loan with interest at market rates. The loan is granted by the LfA Förderbank. The financing can amount to up to 100% of the FFF funding recommended for the respective project.


Please use the online platform for submitting your application.

Application Portal


Information Sheets, Entry Deadlines and Guidelines regarding Distribution and Sales can be downloaded here.

Contact Distribution and Sales

Julius Windhorst

Funding Executive Distribution, Extended Realities (XR)
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21

Judith Erber

Head of Film Funding, Funding Executive Foreign Sales, Feature Films with a Minimum Budget of € 3 Million, International Co-Productions, BayerischerBanken Fonds (BBF)
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21