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The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW concentrates its funding on films for cinema and television as well as international co-productions. Funding is provided for all phases of production and exploitation: from screenplays through project development, pre-production and production, to distribution and sales.

Who can apply?

  • Applications are accepted from distribution and sales companies.

What are the conditions?

  • Support can be allocated to films which received production funding in North Rhine-Westphalia, are of particular film cultural or economic interest for North Rhine-Westphalia, or make a particular contribution to the development of European film culture as well as films for children and young people.
  • As a rule, the level of funding may not exceed 50 % of the production costs.
  • The support is allocated as a conditionally repayable, interest-free loan
  • A minimum of the funding amount must be spent in NRW – when technically possible and as long as it makes economic sense

How does it work?

  • A consultation with the respective funding official should take place before submitting an application.
  • The information and documents required for the application are set out in the application forms.
  • There are five submission dates each year.
  • The funding decisions are taken by a film funding commitee.

Service Centre

  • Submission dates and all further documents can be found here.


Britta Lengowski
Tel. +49-211-930 50-13