Project Development


Entry Deadlines

7 - 21 January 2019
11 - 25 March 2019
3 - 17 June 2019
26 August - 9 September 2019
28 October - 11 November 2019

Decision Allocation Commitee

27 February 2019
30 April 2019
24 July 2019
9 October 2019
11 December 2019

Project Development

Prior to the actual production phase, producers of theatrical feature films and television films may apply for project development support. Funding is granted in the form of a conditionally repayable, non-interest-bearing loan. The loan may amount to a maximum of 70% of the calculated project development costs, but is not to exceed 100,000 euros per project. Producers based in or with branch offices in Germany are eligible to file applications for funding.

The amount of the loan is to be spent in Bavaria to the extent that this is possible. If the project is (subsequently) awarded production funding, the loan will be offset against this.

Slate Funding

In justified cases, several projects, including transmedia and innovative digital narrative forms, may be combined in one project development application. In such cases, the maximum funding amount is 150,000 euros.


Please use the online platform for submitting your application.

Application Portal


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

Contact Project Development

Adina Mungenast

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

Gabriele Pfennigsdorf

Funding Executive Television Films, German-French Development Fonds
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21