Film and television; application for funding

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


In Bavaria as a high-tech and media location, 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 supports the production of cinema and television films. Other areas of funding include, for example, the promotion of screenplays, new talent, distribution and sales 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 area 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. It is also 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. A loan or grant agreement is concluded with LfA Förderbank Bayern following a positive decision by the independent award committee.


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

Processing time

usually five weeks

Required documents

  • The following documents are required:

    • Project description
    • financing plan
    • Further documents depend on the respective funding area

Online procedures

  • Antragsportal Filmbereich der FFF Bayern

    This application portal can be used for the funding areas of theatrical film production, international co-productions, television films, web series, VR formats, newcomer films, screenplays, project development, distribution/distribution and games.


  • As a rule, an inspection fee of 3% is charged. You can find out more on the FFF Bayern website.


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