Gemany generally has a nationwide ban in regards of employment of minors. Therefore if filming with children is planned - an exceptional permit from the relevant supervisory authority is needed. Which supervisory authority is responsible depends on the adress of the production company headquarter.
The employer applies for the exceptional permit and it applies to all listed filming locations. If the area of activity extends over several supervisory districts, the relevant offices should receive a copy of the permit.
The permit is limited and revocable at any time. It determines the duration and location of employment as well as rest breaks and the maximum hours of presence at the set.
It may also contain other terms and conditions.
The exemption permit is associated with costs.
Requirements for an exceptional permit
The application must include the following
Information and forms Berlin (in German only)
Information documents and forms for Brandenburg (in German only)