Festival Support

German Films offers financial subtitling and marketing support to German producers and world sales agents for German films and co-productions screening at international film festivals. The amount of support varies according to the festival and section to which the film has been invited. German-international co-productions are also eligible for this support, proportional to the percentage of German participation in the project.

Applications for subtitling and marketing support, as well as for many other German Films activities and projects (i.e. German Films Quarterly, Distribution Support, etc), require the submission of a German BAFA project certification ("BAFA Bescheinigung") or preliminary project certification ("Vorläufige Projektbescheinigung"). Further information may be obtained from the Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA - Federal Ministry for Economics and Exports).


Regulations for subtitling & marketing support (in German only)

Application for subtitling support

Application for marketing support

Application for travel support

Invoice submission form

For further information or to submit applications, please contact Dennis Ruh, phone +49-89-59 97 87 16.

Regulations for short film support

Application for short film support

For further information on short film support or to submit applications, please contact Martin Scheuring, phone +49-89-59 97 87 12.