Production TV Film and TV Series


Entry Deadlines

08th January - 22nd January 2024
04th March - 18th March 2024
03rd June - 17th June 2024
23rd September - 07th October 2024

Decision Allocation Commitee

06th March 2024
08th May 2024
24th July 2024
27th November 2024

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 four 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").


Please use the online platform for submitting your application.

Application Portal


Saskia Wagner

Funding Executive Production Television Films and Television Series, Project Development Television Films and Series, International Series