Who can apply?

  • Applications are accepted from producers
  • A German co-producer is required for international projects

What are the conditions?

  • At least 1.5 times the funding support must be spent in NRW
  • The support may not exceed 50% of the costs
  • The support is allocated in the form of a conditionally repayable, interest-free loan
  • Recoupment of the film’s revenues going to the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW can be used for a new film project
  • Different rules apply for low-budget films

How does it work?

  • A consultation is necessary before submitting an application
  • The information and documents required for an application are set out in the application forms
  • There are five deadlines each year
  • The funding decisions are taken by a film funding commitee

Service Centre

  • Submission dates and all further documents can be found here


Isabel Krolla
Cinema/Funding Applications
Tel. +49-211-930 50-35
Martina Horbach
Cinema/Funding Contracts
Tel. +49-211-930 50-25
Roman Roitman
Low Budget/Documentaries
Tel. +49-211-930 50-77