FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH: We support movies, television and games

The film business location Bavaria is boom­ing: over the past few years, around 2,500 companies from the motion picture industry generated one-third of the German turnover in this sector in the Munich Metropolitan Region alone. Bavar­ia is very popular as a film location for national and international productions and offers a technically well equipped production and service sector, which also stands its ground internationally. The FilmFernsehFonds Bayern makes significant contributions to guarantee high-quality and high-quan­tity funding of films and games at one of Germany’s leading media locations. With a funding volume of about 30 million euros per year, the FFF Bayern strengthens an established film and a growing game industry and facilitates a considerable value creation for the Bavarian economy. The funding areas include: movie and TV film production; support for screenplays, project development, up-and-coming film makers, distribution and sales as well as funding of film theatres and games. In addition, the Bavarian Bank Fund sponsors the production and distribution of funded cinema films. The Film Commission Bavaria sup­­ports national and international produc­tions during filming with professional know-­how and extensive service measures.



  1. Address

    Sonnenstraße 21
    80331 München
    Tel +49 89 544 602-0
    Fax +49 89 544 602-21

  2. Management

    Prof. Dr. Klaus Schaefer

  3. Supervisory chair

    Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner

  4. Established


  5. Employees

    15 (6 of them on a part-time basis)

  6. Partners

    Free State of Bavaria, Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM, Bavarian regulatory authority for commercial broadcasting), television broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), ZDF, ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL

  7. Service units

    Information about the Bavarian film, television and games industry in the form of printed materials (FilmNews Bayern, Production Manual) and online (website, social media); Events, exhibition appearances and festival appearances