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NRW offers optimum conditions for every film production – whether it is for international cinema with star casts or ambitious auteur cinema, large-scale narrative cinema as well as for documentaries and animated films. Specialised, modern infrastructures and strong creative networks guarantee every film project in NRW the right partners for the complete whole production process. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW is on hand as a reliable partner for the filmmakers when it comes to financing and strategic collaboration.

 Facts and figures

  • one of the financially strongest regional film funds with an average funding volume of over 35 million euros
  • Corona support programmes of the State of NRW: 15 million euros for NRW cinema operators, 21 million euros for cross-state default funds for film and television productions
  • first-class service providers for production and postproduction
  • highly qualified personnel
  • one of the largest, state-of-the-art film and TV studios in Europe
  • large variety of unusual shooting locations
  • award-winning and commercially successful productions for the cinema
  • the largest number of cinema screens in Germany
  • Film Festival Cologne, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Cologne Film Tradeshow, Film & Cinema Conference NRW, Duisburg Film Week, International Women‘s Film Festival, KinoFilmFest Lünen, Documentary Day NRW, German Camera Award

More information:

Film in NRW
Funding of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

Michael Weber
Managing Director The Match Factory
We create synergies between our sales company & Match Factory Productions for the production & international distribution of outstanding European arthouse cinema. Projects like "The Traitor" were partly shot in Cologne and sold internationally, with the Film- und Medienstiftung as a reliable partner.
Stefan Schneider
Management/Producer Gruppe|5 Filmproduktion GmbH
It's thanks to the Filmstiftung NRW that there is now a production landscape here which can easily be compared with every other region in Germany. With each day, I always look forward each day to producing new films here with all of the wonderful skilled people.
Claudia Steffen
Managing Director Pandora Film Produktion
We are located in the middle of Europe in NRW – therefore, we have an integrative style of working and are always curious about the new. This is a strong inspiration for continuing to make great cinema. We want to keep finding nd holding on to our audience here and also tell diverse stories together with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
Melanie Andernach
Managing Director MADE IN GERMANY Filmproduktion
NRW supported me from the very beginning in my young career as a producer: first the ifs internationale filmschule köln, then the AV-Gründerzentrum and now the Filmstiftung NRW.