Media Location Berlin-Brandenburg

  • Games

    Berlin is one of the strongest game-development locations in Germany. Around 1,500 companies with more than 11,400 employees in total generate around €1 billion in annual sales. A number of successful companies are located here, including Bigpoint, Game Duell, GameGenetics, GREE, gumi, Hitfox, Kabam, King, Riot Games, Wooga, and YAGER, as well as important institutions, associations, and networks such as GAME, BIU, USK, the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur, and games.net berlinbrandenburg. Excellent training opportunities for game design and development, 3D animation, and media management are available. In addition, the capital region is a centre of computer-games research. The International Games Week Berlin, featuring the Quo Vadis developers conference, A MAZE. / Berlin, and Gamefest, as well as the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE in Potsdam are key international gathering points for the sector.

  • TV

    Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the world's leading television-production regions, with over 2,000 TV companies producing an annual turnover of around one billion per year. Excellent infrastructure allows the capital region to offer outstanding conditions for production and cooperation for TV and web projects. Media professionals from around the world profit from the know-how of traditional companies such as Studio Babelsberg, Studio Adlershof, and UFA, as well as the high density of service providers in areas such as post-production, technology, set construction, special effects, costuming, billing, and casting. Series produced in the region such as Homeland, Sense8, and Germany 83 testify to these favourable conditions. In addition, the region offers a creative digital scene that sounds a consistently innovative note within the broader media world. As the audiovisual media market has shifted toward video-on-demand, web TV, video portals and multi-channel networks (MCNs), successful young businesses such as the Collective Studio71 and Divimove MCNs, the YouTube Space, UFA Lab, the 301+ YouTube collective, Watchever and Zattoo have established locations in Berlin. Berlin is also home to broadcasters RBB and N24, as well as the main studios for ARD, ZDF, and RTL.

  • Web / Mobile

    Berlin-Brandenburg is Germany’s digital centre, with more than 5,700 digital companies generating an annual turnover of around €3,3 billion. Industry giants such as Google, SAP, Microsoft, Twitter, and Mozilla have set up offices in the capital region, as have Amazon, eBay, Groupon, and Zalando. Web 2.0 pioneers such as blog.de, VZNetzwerke, and Mr. Wong were founded here, while emerging start-ups like 6Wunderkinder, Amen, Gidsy, the Scout Group, Tweek, HitFox, and SoundCloud are gaining international attention. Berlin-Brandenburg has had Germany’s largest share of start-ups since 2004. Holding companies such as Rocket Internet and Team Europe are located here, along with important accelerators such as hub:raum, Plug & Play Accelerator, and Microsoft Ventures Accelerator. Venture capital funds such as Earlybird Capital, Atomico, Holzbrinck Ventures, HP Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, and actor and investor Ashton Kutcher invest in companies from the region as well as in major media companies.

  • Film

    The capital region is the country’s top film location, with more than 300 films per year including large-scale, international prize-winning productions. It is also Germany’s most in-demand production location, with optimal production conditions and a very good price-performance ratio, featuring production sites such as Studio Babelsberg, Studio Adlershof, Park Studios, and Berliner Union-Film. More than 1,800 film companies produce an annual turnover of around €900 million. The industry gathers at more than 70 festivals, most notably the Berlinale, the German Film Awards, and the First Steps Awards. Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb), and the Mediadesign Hochschule für Design und Informatik offer a wide range of training opportunities. In addition, with FFA and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany’s second-largest regional funding institution, strong partners offering support and financing are available here.

Contact

Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission

First contact point for film teams, with databases for film locations, current productions, film professionals, and addresses. Additionally facilitates film permits, and offers industry coaching.

European Funding for Creative and Cultural Sectors

The Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg is one of four MEDIA information offices in Germany and is the contact point for the Creative Europe Programme, which provides funding for Europe’s creative and cultural sectors.