Production TV Film and TV Series

Entry DEADLINES & ALLOCATION COMMITEE

Entry Deadlines

26 August - 9 September 2019
28 October - 11 November 2019

20 January - 3 February 2020
9 - 23 March 2020
1 - 15 June 2020
24 August - 7 September 2020
2 - 16 November 2020

Decision Allocation Commitee

9 October 2019
11 December 2019

11 March 2020
29 April 2020
22 July 2020
7 October 2020
16 December 2020

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.

Application

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.

Applications

Please use the online platform for submitting your application.


Application Portal

Downloads

Information Sheets, Entry Deadlines and Guidelines regarding Television Funding can be downloaded here.

Contact

Adina Mungenast

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