filming with animals

Please note:


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 filming permits. You will find a list of production and location managers in our database.

Filming with animals - general rules


Filming with animals needs to be approved according to § 11 paragraph 1 No. 8b and 8d of the Animal Welfare Act (Tierschutzgesetzes) of the Federal Republic of Germany.


The approval can be aquired by the responsible veterinary and food surveillance office.

The responsibility depends on residence of the respective animal owner.

Please submit an approval of each individual keeper. Same for animals that will be provided due to an model agency.

In addition, a knowledgeable person must be on site at the location. This can be a zookeeper, a veterinarian, a forester or the like. The responsible persons needs to posses an official recognition from the competent veterinary and food surveillance office of his / her place of residence.


contact: Berlin

contacts: Brandenburg

contact: bbfc

Film location Berlin Brandenburg 2020