Theatrical Feature Films

Entry DEADLINES & ALLOCATION COMMITEE

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

Production Funding for Theatrical Feature Films

The production of Theatrical Feature Films may receive funding of up to 30% of eligible production costs. The maximum funding amount is 2,000,000 euros. The funding is granted as a conditionally repayable loan and is disbursed by installments. Producers based in or with a branch office in Germany are eligible to submit applications. In order to get access to the FFF Bayern international productions require a German co-producer

 

Bavaria Effect

At least 150% of the loan amount granted must be spent in Bavaria. A higher “Bavaria Effect” must actually be produced if such in indicated in the funding application.

Equity Ratio and Equity Capital

The producer must provide a reasonable amount of personal resources for the financing. Personal resources may take the form of distribution or sales guarantees, sales of television licensing, private funds, or deferred personal services. Film funding, with the exception of prize money, may be not be attributed to personal resources. Equity capital should amount to at least 5% of the calculated production costs: in the case of co-productions, in relation to the producer’s co-production share of the financing.

Success Loans

Financial returns of the loan to FFF may be used by the producer within three years after the repayment for a new film projection (“revolving funds”). Success loans may be accessed from FFF in a simplified manner.

Applications

Applications must include a valid contract with a German distributor or deal memo. Applications must also include the screenplay, a short synopsis, a calculation, a financial plan with financing statements, proof of possession of the film rights, as well as a list of cast and crew.

Applications for production funding for theatrical films may be submitted for all of the FFF Allocation Committee meetings throughout the year. Before submitting your application, please contact the respective funding executive.

Downloads

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

Contact

Nikolaus Prediger

Funding Executive Feature Films, International Co-Productions, Distribution and Foreign Sales
+49 (0) 89 - 544 602 - 21