In accordance with Section 3 of the Guidelines for the Production of Theatrical Films and Series, applications for conditionally repayable interest-bearing loans may be submitted to FFF Bayern for the special program for International Co-Productions. Funding may amount to up to 30% of the eligible production costs. The maximum amount is 2 million euros. Producers with a registered office, branch office or place of business in Germany are eligible for funding. International co-productions require a German producer in order to apply for funding from FFF. In the case of theatrical feature films, at least one co-production partner must come from a non-German-speaking country. The feature films or series must be intended and suitable for international exploitation. Theatrical feature films must have a total production cost of at least 5 million euros. For series, the production costs per episode should be at least 1.2 million Euro (respective to 60 minutes length) or 20,000 Euro per minute for other lengths per episode.
In order to get access to the FFF Bayern - or any other national funding program - international productions require a German co-producer. A list of Bavarian co-production partners can be found here.
With regard to the eligibility to apply, Section 3.1 of the Award Guidelines, the following supplement shall apply: Funding for feature films or series may also be applied for by an executive producer (line producer) with a registered office, branch or place of business in Germany instead of a producer within the meaning of Section 3.1 of the Funding Guidelines. Applications for "Line Producer" funding must be coordinated in advance with FFF Bayern. The application and further processing in case of a funding recommendation are also only carried out via the online application portal.