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The capital region Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the leading media locations in Germany and is characterized by a creative production landscape.

Why Berlin?

Dieter Kosslick

»The realities of contemporary Germany really come to light in Berlin-Brandenburg, so it's a very fertile ground for the stories told by cinema. At the same time, the 300 international projects produced in Berlin each year show just how international the city's film industry has become.«

Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlin International Film Festival

​More than 4,000 film and TV companies, which together generate 1.9 billion euros in revenue per year, are based here. Thanks to the good production infrastructure, the funding conditions, and the creative atmosphere, the capital region is a strong attraction for producers, film distributors, streaming portals, and VFX companies from all over the world who produce films or series here or settle in Berlin:

  • Over 300 film productions a year
  • TV and feature film location with above-average growth rates
  • Optimal production conditions and low costs
  • High density of production companies such as UFA, service providers such as ARRI, and media groups such as Axel Springer and Vice Media
  • Video-on-demand platforms like Netflix, web TV providers like Magine TV, or multi-channel networks like Studio 71 or the YouTube Space
  • Numerous renowned service providers in the areas of (post) production, visual effects, decoration, costume, billing, or casting
  • Studios such as Berliner Union Film, Studio Berlin Adlershof, and fernsehwerft
  • Headquarters of rbb, Viacom, N24, and Deutsche Welle TV


The capital region is one of the most attractive training locations for creative young talent. There is a variety of education and training opportunities from universities, public and private colleges, media academies, and other educational institutions. The Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, the DFFB Academy, the Erich Pommer Institute, the Entertainment Master Class, and many other institutions offer degree programs and training courses for production, drama, screenwriting, and media management.


The media industry meets at numerous trade shows, markets, festivals, and conventions:

Funding in the Media Sector

A dense range of consulting, financing, and funding offers the right environment for settlements, startups, and innovative projects: