The BBFC has created standardized application forms in conjunction with the VLB and other government offices.
Since the official language is German, you will need an experienced German speaking production manager for more complex procedures who can fill out the forms and can clarify any questions concerning the shooting permits. You will find a list of production and location managers in our database. Link to address database professionals.
The following shooting permit application forms must be filled out and faxed to the appropriate authority.
For further information regarding shooting and special film permits, please look under Shooting Permits-Guidelines in our website.
General shooting permit (VLB)
Forms for the use of public road country
Forms for exemptions
like: shoots that require moving trailers (Trailerfahrt) / filming at night (Umweltam Immissionsschutz) / filming in parks and recreational area (Filming in Greenspaces)
like: vehicle list (Fahrzeugliste) / location list (Motivliste)
Application form / public transport
Application form / aerial photographs
Application forms for filming with children and young people