The Polish-German Film Fund has been created by the Polish Film Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) i Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA). Its annual budget usually amounts to 500,000 EUR. Eligible for funding are: 

  • a) development (co-development) projects of full-length features, animations and creative documentaries;
  • b) full-length feature, animation and creative documentary projects as well as productions of full-length low-budget films – here also debuts and innovative films.

To be eligible for application, it is necessary to sign a project development/co-production agreement by at least one Polish producer with at least one producer with seat in Central Germany or in Berlin-Brandeburg. Participation of producers from third countries is possible.

The funding is granted from the Polish side in the form of a subsidy. The maximum funding usually is:

  • a) 70,000 EUR for project development;
  • b) 150,000 EUR for film production.

The production cost shouldn't usually be higher than 750,000 EUR.

Each co-producer receives part of the subsidy proportional to their financial contribution in the total cost of the project development/co-production, which has to be determined in the co-production agreement. Financial contribution of each producer in the total cost of the project has to constitute at least 20% of the total cost including the subsidy.

During the realization of the project a significant part of the total cost to the amount of the subsidy has to be spent in Poland and in the region of the relevant German fund (regional effects). 

Decision-making sessions take place twice a year. The current deadline for applications is 31st July 2018. 


Application advisor in PISF:
Robert Baliński
tel. +48 22 421 03 87

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