Filmforderung Batten Wurttemberg


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
  • - Video/online gaming production
  • - Short films
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend
Financial cap per production
Do I have to register/set up a company?Yes
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? Yes
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? Yes
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On commencement of principal photography
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - As a rule, the loan for film will not exceed 50% of the applicant’s share of the budget, up to a maximum of 1 mill. Euros if production budget is over 500,000 Euros. For productions with budget under 500,000 Euros the loan can cover up to 70%. For TV, the loan should not exceed 30% of the applicant’s share of the budget. This incentive is a recoupable loan. The following will have funding priority: - culturally significant films of diverse genres - film productions that significantly contribute to advancing the film industry in Baden-Wurttemberg - culturally significant television and video productions. The production will meet the needs of a regional economic effect. The loan will be received in 4 rates: 1st on signing the contract (20%), 2nd beginning of filming (50%), 3rd on delivery of rough cut (20%) and 4th on delivery of finished film (10%).