Project Development


Entry Deadlines

6. - 20. September 2021
25. October - 8. November 2021

Decision Allocation Commitee

20 October 2021
8 December 2021


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.


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.


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 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

Dr. Silvia Tiedtke

Funding Executive Story Development and Project Development for Feature Films, Production Web Series
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21