Medienfond Berlin Brandenburg


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - Short films
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend
Financial cap per production1000000
Do I have to register/set up a company?
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? No
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
  • - Cultural Test
  • - TV Broadcast or theatrical distribution contract required
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
    Additional incentives or advantages
    • - Any funds granted are a recoupable loan. In the case of large commercial feature films without any particular cultural objectives, the accumulated funding should not exceed 50%. Project costs should be spent as far as possible in Berlin-Brandenburg, with a compulsory spend within the region of at least 100% of the amount granted by the Medienboard (regional effect). At least 20% of the total production costs may be spent in another EU country.