To receive filming permits, the forms must be filled out in German. if you need assistance please find a list of production and location manager in our database.
Filming by night / filming on Sundays and public holidays
In the time between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. as well as on Sundays and public holidays, a permit must be obtained from the environmental protection authority for filming if this is expected to disturb local residents. In the event of significant noise or air pollution, a permit must also be obtained outside of these times. During the filming, the 32nd ordinance for the implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchV) must be observed, which regulates, for example, the use and protection periods of power generators: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bimschv_32/ . Applications should be submitted to the responsible environmental agency 4 weeks before the start of filming.
The environmental offices of the districts are responsible in regards of permits for filming during protection periods.
The reqiuered electrical energy can be found in the available network.
If this is not possible, only power generators may be used that are equipped with a particle reduction system with a separation efficiency across all particle sizes of over 90%.
The following certifications proof the above requirements:
- VERT (Verification of Emission Reduction Technologies - Swiss Standards)
- FAD (Association for Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Technologies for Diesel Engines)
- UNECE - Guideline 132 for Retrofit Systems (REC Guideline) Level 1, Class 1 and 2)
Tip for green filming:
For more sustainable production, use environmentally friendly power / gas / hybrid units. You will find more information on our green filming page!
In the state of Brandenburg pollution control is managed by the districts. The authority able to hand out for the special permit is the Landesamt für Umwelt (LfU), Brandenburg (State Office for the Environment, Brandenburg).