Project Development

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

Project Development

Before the actual production phase, producers can apply for project development funding for both theatrical and television films and series. The grant is awarded as a conditionally repayable, interest-free loan. It can amount to up to 70% of the calculated project development costs. The maximum rate for theatrical and television films is 100,000 euros. The maximum rate for series is 150,000 euros. If production funding is granted for the project, the loan is credited against this amount. Producers with a registered office, branch office or place of business in Germany are eligible to apply.

Bavaria Effect

The amount of the subsidy should be used as far as possible in Bavaria. The Bavaria effect specified by the producer in the application must at least be achieved and, in the case of a funding recommendation, will become part of the loan agreement.

Application

The application for theatrical and television films must be accompanied by a screenplay or a filmable script. The application for series must be accompanied by a series concept, a script for the first episode and outlines for further episodes. All applications must also be accompanied by a calculation, a financing plan, proof of acquisition of the filming rights and a realization concept. Support for project development does not give rise to any legal entitlement to further support for the project.

Applications for project development funding can 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 Project Development Funding ("Merkblatt Projektentwicklung").

Processing of Funding Recommendations

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

Applications

Please use the online platform for submitting your application.


Application Portal

Dowloads

Information Sheets, Entry Deadlines and Guidelines regarding Project Development can be downloaded here.

Contact Project Development

Adina Mungenast

Funding Executive, Story Development Feature Films, Project Development Feature Films and Documentaries
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21

Gabriele Pfennigsdorf

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