filming with weapons and uniforms

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.

Basic information about filming with weapons:


For filming with gas and blank firearms (SRS weapons) the following regulation must be considered according to the arms act (Waffengesetz) of April 1, 2003:

All persons who carry a gas weapon or firearm in public need to have a small weapon license. Otherwise, carrying a weapon is a criminal offense and can be disciplined with imprisonment up to 3 years.

Filming with weapons (Berlin)



  • The SRS weapons must be transported to the location in a weapon case or similar container, that can not be reached easily. During tranportation the weapons are not allowed to be ready to fire and need to be unloaded.
  • In case of a permit for special use according to §11 BerlStrG, the area needs to be effectively blocked off by third parties (with blocking aids / access control).
  • If an actor is filmed with an SRS weapon at such location (cf. 2), you need no weapon-base guiding.

Contact persons of the weapons authority (LKA 514) and more information about the small gun license can be found here.

Filming with weapons (Brandenburg)


In the State of Brandenburg the responsible gun authority is the police headquarters.

Please get in touch with the legal department of the police district of your residence.


police departments in the state of Brandenburg:

police directorate north (counties: Oberhavel, Ostprignitz-Ruppin and Prignitz)

police directorate east (counties: Uckermark, Barnim, Märkisch-Oderland and Oder-Spree as well as the independent city of Frankfurt (Oder))

police directorate south (counties: Dahme-Spreewald, Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Spree-Neiße and Elbe-Elster and the independent city of Cottbus)

police directorate west  (counties: Potsdam- Mittelmark, Havelland, Teltow- Fläming as well as the independent city of Brandenburg an der Havel and state capital Potsdam)


application forms (in German only)
 

Filming with uniforms


Filming with uniforms in public spaces is only possible at locked locations.
The use of the "costume - uniform" at the cordoned off location does not require separate approval.
Wearing the uniforms by the performers in unblocked areas is not permitted!

contact: bbfc

Film location Berlin Brandenburg 2020