filming with animals


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


The approval of the responsible veterinary and food surveillance office is required.

The responsibility depends on the place of residence of the respective animal owner.

The approval of each individual keeper must be available as a prerequisite for submitting the application. This also applies if an animal model agency arranges animals from different owners.

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


contact: Berlin

contacts: Brandenburg

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.

contact: bbfc

film location Berlin Brandenburg 2020