FilmFernsehFonds Bayern


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
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend30.00
Financial cap per production600000
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? No
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
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
  • - TV Broadcast or theatrical distribution contract required
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
    Additional incentives or advantages
    • - Rece tour assistance, location finding service
    • - The support is awarded as a conditionally repayable loan and is disbursed in 2 instalments - 1st on confirmation, 2nd on delivery of rough cut. Rece available for foreign productions. At least 1.5 times the amount of the afforded loan must be spent in Bavaria - €1 = €1.5