Theatrical Feature Films


Entry Deadlines

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

11 March 2020
29 April 2020
22 July 2020
7 October 2020
16 December 2020

Production Feature Films

The production of a feature-length film can be supported by up to 30% of the eligible production costs. The maximum amount is 2 million euros. The grant is awarded as a conditionally repayable, interest-bearing loan. Producers with a registered office, branch office or place of business in Germany are eligible to apply. International co-productions require a German producer in order to apply for funding from FFF.


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 must be accompanied by a valid contract with a German distributor or a deal memo. In addition, the script, a calculation, a financing plan, proof of acquisition of the film rights as well as a crew and cast list must be enclosed.

Applications for production funding for feature films 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 submission can be found in the information sheet on Theatrical Feature Films Funding ("Merkblatt Kinofilmförderung").

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 via the online application portal.

Bavarian Banking Fund

Following a recommendation by the FFF Bayern, films whose exploitation can be expected to be particularly successful can be co-financed with funds from the Bavarian Banking Fund ("Bayerischer BankenFonds").


Please use the online platform for submitting your application.

Application Portal


Information Sheets, Entry Deadlines and Guidelines regarding Theatrical Feature Films can be downloaded here.

Contact Theatrical Feature Films

Judith Erber

Head of Film Funding, Funding Executive Feature Films with a Minimum Budget of € 3 Million, International Co-Productions, Foreign Sales, BayerischerBanken Fonds (BBF)
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21

Saskia Wagner

Funding Executive Young Talents, Production Feature Documentaries, Feature Films with a Maximum Budget of € 3 Million, Besonderer Kinderfilm, VR (temporarily)
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21