HessenFilm und Medien GmbH (HessenFilm) is the film and media funding institution of the state of Hesse. The shareholders are the Ministry of Science and Arts and the broadcaster hr-Hessischer Rundfunk. The aim of HessenFilm is to support and strengthen the Hessian film and media culture as well as the film and media industry.


Since 2018 HessenFilm offers the funding resort of <em>Innovative digitale audiovisuelle Inhalte (innovative audiovisual content)</em> which incorporates the funding of Games. The goal of this resort is to enhance the development of Games and media projects like audio-visual installations or Virtual Reality applications and formats in Hesse. The media location in Hesse represents one of the strongest creative industries in Germany and the aim of HessenFilm is to further extend and prosper said industry.


Beside the possibility to get funding for all stages of the film production and distribution process and funding for cinemas and festivals, funding can be applied for

  • Concept development
  • Prototype development

games and media formats. Applications may be submitted continuously throughout the year. The budget comprises 200.000 € per year and the maximum funding sum is 40.000 €.


David Harth
David Harth
 +49 69 - 15 32 404 82


Am Steinernen Stock 1 1
60320 Frankfurt am Main