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.

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 marketing & subtitling support

Important: Please make yourself familiar with the regulations before filling out an application.


Application for subtitling support

Application for marketing support

Invoice submission form


Note: Different regulations apply to short films. For more information, please click here.