Film and television; application for funding

The FFF Bayern is responsible for film funding. It promotes the production of theatrical and television films. Other funding areas include screenplay, newcomer, distribution and sales funding, film theaters, series, VR, international co-productions and visual effects.


In the high-tech and media location of Bavaria, the media industry is an important economic factor with great growth potential in the creative-technical sector.

The FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF Bayern) is responsible for film funding in Bavaria. It promotes the production of theatrical and television films. Other areas of support include screenplay, newcomer, distribution and sales support, as well as film theaters. New innovative formats such as web series, VR experiences and international co-productions in the film and series sector and in the field of executive producers (VFX) are also eligible for funding.

The funding is intended to contribute to increasing the artistic and cultural quality of film and television production and the performance of the Bavarian production industry, and to ensure a diverse cultural landscape. In addition, it is intended to contribute to strengthening the audiovisual sector in Europe.

Depending on the funding area, screenwriters, producers and executive producers, distribution and sales companies and commercial film theater operators are eligible to apply.


The application must be submitted online to FFF Bayern GmbH. After a positive decision by the independent awarding committee, a loan or grant agreement is concluded with LfA Förderbank Bayern.


The submission deadlines of FFF Bayern GmbH are published on the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern website and must be adhered to (see "Further links").

Processing time

usually five weeks

Required documents

  • Project description

  • Financing plan

  • further documents are dependent on the respective funding area

Online procedures

  • Antragsportal der FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH

    The application portal is provided by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH to facilitate the application process for funding in accordance with the guidelines for Bavarian Comupterspiele funding. In a secure authentication and user management system, registered applicants can fill out the application for funding, upload the necessary documents and edit their details.


  • As a rule, a 3% inspection fee is charged. For more details, please visit the FFF Bayern website.


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