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Film and television in the capital region of Berlin

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

​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:

Why Berlin?

„With its vibrant and up-and-coming creative scene and many young media and tech companies, Berlin offers us a great international talent pool and an excellent base for our entertainment brands in the German-speaking markets.“

Mark Specht
Mark SpechtSVP and General Manager GSA, Viacom International Media Networks

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Education

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.

Universities and universities of applied science


Training and education for film, television, animation and VFX

Events

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

Funding and financing

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

The Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and the Brandenburg Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy assist the industry with subsidies or loans for capital investment, salaries and technology-oriented R&D projects, as well
as with infrastructure projects, competitions and trade show presentations.

Funding by the Investitionsbank Berlin
The VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin has been conceived as a venture capital fund by the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the state of Berlin. The fund strengthens the equity base of small and medium-sized high-growth companies of Berlin’s creative industries by providing venture capital.
VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
Medienboard funds all genres of high-quality, entertaining, and marketable games.  
www.medienboard.de

EU-Förderung: Creative Europe
The EU program Creative Europe Media promotes the development of innovative games and games concepts.
www.creative-europe-desk.de


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Film and television in the capital region

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