Story Development


Entry Deadlines

3rd -17th January 2022
7th - 21st March 2022
16th - 30th May 2022
29th August - 12th September 2022
24th October - 7th November 2022

Decision Allocation Commitee

23rd February 2022 
27th April 2022
6th July 2022 
12th October 2022
7th December 2022

Story Development

For feature-length films and internationally marketable series, FFF Bayern supports the development of the screenplay or, in the case of a series, the screenplay for the first episode as well as the outlines for further episodes. Writers and producers based in Bavaria are eligible to apply if they are dealing with material developed by the applicant him/herself or for which the applicant him/herself has acquired the filming rights. The standard subsidy rate for fictional theatrical films and series is 30,000 euros. For the development of filmable script for elaborate documentary films, including research, the standard subsidy rate is 20,000 euros.


Application Process

The application for fictional theatrical films must be accompanied by a treatment with the entire plot as well as an elaborated cinematic dialogue scene. The application for series must be accompanied by a series concept, a detailed treatment and a cinematic dialogue scene for the first episode as well as ideas for the further episodes, a meaningful exposé and a concept for the cinematic implementation. If the scriptwriter is the applicant, the application must also be accompanied by a declaration of intent from a producer based in Bavaria confirming his/her intention to realize the film project. Support for story development does not give rise to a legal claim to support for a film project based on the supported script.

Applications for story development funding 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 how to submit applications can be found in the information sheet on Story Development Funding ("Merkblatt Stoffentwicklung").


Please use the online platform for submitting your application.


Application Portal


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

Contact Story Development

Dr. Silvia Tiedtke

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