Production TV Film and TV Series


Entry Deadlines

6 - 20 September 2021
25 October - 8 November 2021

Decision Allocation Commitee

20 October 2021
8 December 2021

Production of Television Films and Television Series

FFF Bayern promotes the production of films and series for television. The production of television films can be supported with up to 30% of the eligible costs. The maximum amount for individual projects is 600,000 euros. The production of television series (at least six consecutive episodes) can be supported with up to 30% of the production costs. The maximum amount is 1 million euros. The support will be granted as a conditionally repayable, interest-bearing loan. The production of television series can only be supported if a television broadcaster is involved in the financing as a co-producer and linear exploitation is planned. Producers with a registered office, branch or place of business in Germany are eligible to apply.

Bavaria Effect

At least 150% of the requested subsidy is to be spent in Bavaria. The Bavaria Effect and the shooting days specified by the producer in the application must at least be achieved and become part of the loan agreement in the case of a funding recommendation.


The application for funding must be accompanied by a signed contract (or key data paper or deal memo) with a television broadcaster on the broadcasting of the film or series, stating the amount of the financial participation by the broadcaster and the distribution of the exploitation rights, in particular the license period and the license area for the broadcaster. It is also necessary to submit the screenplay (or screenplays), a calculation, a financing plan, proof of acquisition of the film rights and a crew and cast list. The application must be accompanied by a return flow plan showing the expected proceeds from national and international exploitation.

Applications for production funding for television films and television series may be submitted for all five FFF funding meetings in one year exclusively via the online application portal. Before submitting an application, the responsible funding officer must be contacted by telephone or in person. Detailed information on submission can be found in the information sheet on Television Funding ("Merkblatt Fernsehförderung").

Processing of Funding Recommendations

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


Please use the online platform for submitting your application.

Application Portal


Information Sheets, Entry Deadlines and Guidelines regarding Production TV Film and TV Series can be downloaded here.

Contact Production TV Film and TV Series

Adina Mungenast

Funding Executive Production Television Films and Television Series, Production International Series, Project Development Television Films and Series, Story Development Series, German-French Development Fonds
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21