Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is the funding institution for the audiovisual media industry of Germany’s capital region. The Media Business Development division represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location in Germany at international markets and festivals, provides market research and analysis and organizes networking events. The department funds media-related projects, serial formats as well as the development of content in the games, web, mobile and VR categories. The Film Funding division provides funding for films, high end drama series and film-related projects, advises filmmakers on financing issues, and supports the development of the film industry.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg has been commissioned by the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg to promote the development of the audiovisual sector in the states’ joint media region, and thus to strengthen this sector in Germany and in Europe. The funding goals are: – to support the qualitative and quantitative development of the Berlin-Brandenburg media industry and culture
- to facilitate varied and high-quality media production in Berlin-Brandenburg
- to fund emerging media talent
- to strengthen the economic competitiveness of the region’s media companies, especially independent production companies, developers and technical service providers, along with the necessary infrastructure
- to present and represent the region at home and abroad
Created in 2006, the Medienboard’s funding program for innovative audiovisual content funds the development and production of games, transmedia, virtual reality, and other interactive projects with an annual budget of 1.3 million Euro. (Co-)producers and developers from Germany (preferably based in Berlin or Brandenburg) are eligible to apply.
The funding takes the form of a performance-based repayable interest-free loan. There are three submission deadlines per year. The current dates can be found on our website, along with additional information, guidelines, and fact sheets.
In addition to the project funding Medienboard also funds game industry related events: e.g.
International Games Week Berlin with the German Computer Game Award (DCP) ceremony (every two years), Quo Vadis developer conference, Indie-Game festival A MAZE./Berlin, Gamefest at Computer Game museum, matchmaking dinner and games:net, VR Now conference etc.
Head of New Media Funding
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH