Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport

Division IV/3 is responsible for the support of innovative projects in the field of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental film (development, production and distribution) as well as the targeted support of young filmmakers and individual filmmakers through scholarships, special programmes and awards.

Among other things, support is provided for screenplays, project development, production and festival participation. The production of screenplays is supported with a maximum of EUR 7 000. Project development within the framework of feature films is subsidized with a maximum of 22 000 EUR (minimum length: 70 minutes; in cooperation with a production company, correspondingly less for shorter films). For documentaries a maximum of EUR 12 000 (minimum length: 70 minutes, correspondingly less for shorter films). For avant-garde, experimental and animated films, the amount of funding is decided on a project-by-project basis.

Within the framework of production funding, a maximum of EUR 70 000 is available for individuals and EUR 100 000 for production companies. For dissemination measures and festival participation (travel subsidy), a maximum of EUR 20 000 will be granted.

Further information can be found here (only in German).