MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein supports cinema films, high-end series and innovative audiovisual formats of all genres. It provides financial support for all phases of the projects, from the first script drafts through production to sales, distribution and festival presentations. Deciding criteria for financial support include the quality of content and a positive financial effect for the region. The latter can include making use of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein as shooting locations or employing local film professionals and film-technical businesses.


The partners behind MOIN Film Fund are the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. MOIN Film Fund has c. 15,8m euros p.a. at its disposal (including operative costs). 10 m euros are means issued by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and 1 m euros are means issued by Schleswig-Holstein. The TV broadcasting company NDR supplies 1.2m euros, ZDF supplies 1.1m euros, and a further 2.5m euros are taken from a contingent of radio license fees as determined by the Legislature. This sum includes 450,000 euros for NDR regional productions, which continue to be granted in accordance with former MSH regulations to strengthen Schleswig-Holstein as a film and TV location.

Four committees consisting of experienced industry experts decide on the allocation of the means: Committee "High End" decides on films with production costs of more than 2.5m euros, committee "Director's Cut" decides on projects with a budget less than this. The comittee "Short + Innovative" supports short films and innovative audiovisual formats.

Committee High End

Films and series with production costs over 2.5m euros, cinema documentary films with production costs over 1.5m euros

Helge Albers
MOIN Film Fund, CEO, Hamburg

Christian Granderath
NDR, Head of Drama, Hamburg

Murat Isgüder
Movie Consult, Owner, Hamburg

Wenka von Mikulicz
DCM Pictures, Head of Development, Berlin

Caroline von Senden
ZDF, Chief Editor Fernsehfilm I, Mainz

Ipek Zübert
Screenwriter, Berlin


Leila Hamid
X-Verleih, Board of Directors, Berlin

Nataly Kudiabor
Ufa Fiction, Producer, Berlin

Stefanie Ren
Scriptwriter, Berlin

Soleen Yusef
Writer/Director, Berlin

Committee Director's Cut

Films and series with production costs under 2.5m euros, cinema documentary films with production costs under 1.5m euros

Helge Albers
MOIN Film Fund, CEO, Hamburg

Vanessa Ciszewski
Producer/Distributor, Berlin

Anita Elsani
Elsani Film, CEO, Cologne

Sara Fazilat
Actress, Writer, Director, Berlin

Gabor Greiner
Films Boutique, COO, Berlin

Timo Großpietsch
NDR, Editor for Documentaries & Reportages, Hamburg


Ali Samadi Ahadi
Little Dream Entertainment, Director/Producer, Hamburg

Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Director, Berlin

Britta Knöller
23/5 Filmproduktion, CEO, Berlin

Ann Carolin Renninger
joon film, CEO, Berlin

Mia Spengler
Writer/Director, Hamburg

Sabine Steyer-Violet
Writer/Producer/music advisor, Berlin

Committee Short + Innovative

Short films and innovative audiovisual formats

Ralph Heinsohn
Designer, Producer and Curator of immersive media, Hamburg

Johanna Jannsen
Writer, Director, Flensburg

Nicola Jones
MOIN Film Fund, Site Manager, Kiel

Britta Schewe
gretegrote Internetproduktion UG, Founder/CEO, Hamburg

Ulrich Schrauth
VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival, Artistic Director, Hamburg

Friedrich Tiedtke
Writer, Director, Berlin

Insa Wiese
Start Into Media, Partnership/Projektmanagement, Munich


Cesy Leonard
Artist, Actress, Filmmaker, Berlin

Sophia Ayissi Nsegue
Writer and Producer, Hamburg



The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Ministry of Culture and Media

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg holds 74.8 per cent of MOIN Film Fund and is represented by the Head of the Ministry of Culture an Media, Dr. Carsten Brosda. The contact for all matters MOIN Film Fund within the ministry is the Department for Art, Creative Economy, Music and Cultural Projects (Abteilung 2). Their primary task is to maintain and expand Hamburg as a location for art, culture and the media.

Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Hohe Bleichen 22, 20354 Hamburg

Head of Amt Kultur:
Senatsdirektor Hans Heinrich Bethge
T: +49 40 428 24 270

Head of the Department of Art, Creative Economy, Planetarium and Cultural participation:
Dr. Pit Hosak
T.: +49 40 428 24 126

Film and photography:
Hanna Schneider
T: +49 40 428 24 279

The State of Schleswig-Holstein

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Schleswig-Holstein

Since 2007, the state of Schleswig-Holstein holds 25.2 per cent of MOIN Film Fund. The Department of Culture within the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture supports state cultural institutions such as museums, theatres, archives and libraries and is responsible for the funding of art and culture.

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Schleswig-Holstein

Department of Cultural Affairs

Jensendamm 5, 24103 Kiel

Susanne Bieler-Seelhoff
T: +49 431 988 57 04
F: +49 (0) 431 988 58 57


Filmfest Hamburg

Mönckebergstr. 18, 20095 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 399 19 00 0
Fax: +49 40 399 19 00 10

Creative Europe Desk Hamburg

Friedensallee 14-16, 22765 Hamburg
T: +49 40 390 65 85
F: +49 40 390 86 32

Broadcaster participation


NDR contributes an annual 1.2m euros to the budget, ZDF 1.1m euros. The broadcasting agencies also have representatives on the Committees.