filming with pyrotechnics / special effects

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.

The use of special pyrotechnics on set needs to be approved.


The Explosives Act distinguishes different types of pyrotechnics (see above).

If pyrotechnics which will be used on set needs to be approved, please reach out to the office for pollution control:

Note: environmental protection


In regards of environmental compatibility please use material, that is eco friendly. Our Green Film Guide provides tips.

Application form (in German only)

contact: bbfc

Film location Berlin Brandenburg 2020