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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 producers.
  • A German co-producer is required for international projects.

What are the conditions?

  • At least 150 % of the funding support must be spent in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • The support must not exceed 50 % of the production costs
  • The support is allocated as a conditionally repayable, interest-free loan.
  • Recoupment from the film’s revenues to the Film- und Medienstifting NRW can be used for a new film project.
  • Different regulations apply for TV projects and low-budget films.

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.


Isabel Krolla
Cinema/Funding Applications
Tel. +49-211-930 50-35
Martina Horbach
Cinema/Funding Contracts
Tel. +49-211-930 50-25
Sigrid Strohmann
Tel. +49-211-930 50-47
Roman Roitman
Low Budget/Documentaries
Tel. +49-211-930 50-77