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International Producers

The German federal government and regional film funds support filmmakers by a one-of-a-kind film production rebate program.

The German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) distributes EUR 75 million yearly to stimulate production activities in the film industry. International co-producers can qualify for a rebate of up to 25%. In addition, a number of regional film funds provide efficient support to productions of any budget. Nearly all German states grant funds and additional soft money depending on local expenditure.

The German film production rebate is internationally acknowledged: Alongside numerous European co-productions renowned films like The Reader, Valkyrie, The International, Inglourious Basterds, The Ghost Writer, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Cloud Atlas, The Monuments Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel, or Bridge of Spies have profited from the program.

For more information on our services and film incentives in Germany please see our brochure (PDF).

Studio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world and offers international producers limitless possibilities as Europe’s largest studio complex.

Studio Babelsberg is the industry's leading services provider for film and television production. We live by our creed:

Excellent quality, in budget and on time!

Take advantage of 300,000 sq.ft. of stage space, 4.7 acres of backlots, exceptional production services, and first-class set construction at one convenient location, only few steps from the trendy city of Berlin with its diversity of amazing film locations that make Studio Babelsberg one of the most attractive production sites in Europe.

At the heart of Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures is its production services department that supports producers with a complete set of services, ranging from initial location scouting to location and production management, crew and equipment support, setting up a co-production structure, securing subsidy and financing, and handling the accounting and payroll for the German part of your production. Our range of services is completed with the "Complete Payroll" - organizing all legal, personnel, and tax issues. 

Our team is specialized in international productions and provides exceptional services at all stages of production. Germany has a deep, high-skilled local crew base. You can hire each position locally, which means enormous savings in travel, hotels and per diems. German crews can support several international feature shootings at the same time, always ensuring a smooth production, even on the most demanding projects.

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References

Recent productions filmed at Studio Babelsberg:

  • Berlin Station
    EPIX/Netflix
    Cast: Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes
  • Captain America: Civil War
    Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
    Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
  • A Cure for Wellness
    Director: Gore Verbinski
    Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth
  • Homeland
    21st Century Fox/Showtime
    Cast: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin
  • Bridge of Spies
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Cast: Tom Hanks, Sebastian Koch
  • The Hunger Games - Mockingjay
    Director: Francis Lawrence
    Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth
Contacts

Dr. Carl L. Woebcken

Managing Director 
Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
T: +49 331 / 721 20 66
F: +49 331 / 721 20 52
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Henning Molfenter

Managing Director
Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
T: +49 331 / 721 31 51
F: +49 331 / 721 25 25
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