Film Theaters

Entry Deadlines

Program Awards

11. April 2024
Einreichfrist 1. März - 11. April 2024, 24.00 Uhr



until 30th June 2024, 6 p.m.
Applications may be submitted at any time

Film Theater Funding

FFF Bayern’s support for Bavarian film theaters contributes to maintenance of attractive cinemas and the availability of high-quality programs in film theaters throughout Bavaria. Areas of support include grants for the construction, modernization and optimization of film theaters; the awarding of programming awards; and the funding of structural improvement measures.

Investments in Modernization and Improvement of Cinemas

Within the framework of investment funding, commercial cinema operators in Bavaria may apply for grants for the modernization and improvement, as well as the construction of new cinemas. Funding may be granted for film-specific technical equipment and facilities as well as construction measures up to total of 2.5 million euros. Funding is granted as a subsidy of up to 30%, but no more than 100,000 euros (in the case of the establishment of new cinemas no more than 250,000 euros) of the eligible expenditures. Applications must be submitted prior to the initial stage of the project. Applications may be submitted at any time, must include all necessary documentation, and must be submitted in duplicate paper form.

The next application deadline is 30th June 2023. Before submitting your application, please contact the respective funding executive.

Film Theater Program Awards

Every year, FFF Bayern presents awards to approximately 60 Bavarian film theaters for their outstanding annual film programs. Submissions are judged on the basis of the respective annual film programs offered from 1 January until 31 December. High-quality film programming as well as the proportion of German films and children’s films made available are among the criteria. Awards are given in categories from 5,000, 7,500 to 10,000 euros as well as a top award in the sum of 15,000 euros. Annual programs for the year 2022 will be considered for the next submission. 

The submission period 2023 is to be announced.

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Birgit Bähr

Funding Executive Film Theaters/Festivals/Location Funding