The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has been supporting the development of innovative serial formats in the genres of entertainment, comedy, series, shows and chatshows since 2012. The funding intends to facilitate the development of original format ideas and their presentation in the market. Funding is awarded for the development of the concept and format bible as well as a genre-related proof of concept.
Who can apply?
Applications are accepted from production companies, format developers and writers with headquarters in NRW.
What are the conditions?
The support is allocated as a conditionally repayable, interest-free loan.
The funding can be up to 50 % of the budgeted costs for project development, and no more than 100.000 Euros for compnay applications, 50.000 Euros for writers' applications.
At least the funding amount must be spent in North Rhine-Westphalia.
How does it work?
A consultation with the respective funding official must be held before submitting an application.
The information and documents required for the application are set out in the application forms.
There are two submission dates each year.
The funding decisions are taken by the management with support from an independent group of advisors.
Submission dates and all further documents can be found here.