DFF Film Distribution

DFF Film Distribution

DFF Film Distribution

Film distribution

DFF Film Distribution

DFF Film Distribution

Our film distribution department makes essential parts of the film heritage preserved in the DFF film collection available as analog or digital distribution copies, including many restorations. In addition to classic German silent films and early talkies, we also distribute many important post-war films, films from the Federal Republic of Germany and the New German Cinema, as well as international films.


The DFF has continuously expanded its film collection over the past decades through a variety of partnerships. Contemporary German and European films as well as international classics have been added to the DFF’s collection through the acquisition of distribution rights and a large number of distribution prints from KirchMedia, as well as through cooperation with the Munich-based Prokino Film Distribution, Studiocanal and Paramount. The focus is on German, French, Italian and contemporary American films.

The copies from the DFF’s distribution stock are primarily for loan to art-house and municipal cinemas, international film museums, festivals and educational institutions such as universities.


Friedrich-Bergius-Straße 5
65203 Wiesbaden
Markus Wessolowski (Distribution)
Phone: +49 611 9700 – 010
Fax: +49 611 9700 – 015

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A selection of films available for distribution:

Distribution Catalog

We offer 16mm and 35mm film prints, as well as DCPs and Blurays for non-commercial distribution. Prices are per screening (plus 7% VAT and shipping costs).

Click here to download/view our distribution program in PDF format:

Please contact us for more available titles.

Price does not include screening rights; please contact us for more details.


To order a film, please fill in and sign the forms below and send a fax to +49 (0)611 97 000 15 or a scan to Wessolowski@dff.film:

  • Order form (signed) (DOC, PDF)
  • Loan conditions (signed) (DOC, PDF)

Screening Rights

To obtain a license, please send us an e-mail with the signed screening rights contract (DOC).

Aussetzung der Transportkostenpauschale

Due to the current energy crisis and the consequences of the restructuring of the shipping companies, we are currently forced to suspend our flatrate shipment offer. Please make sure to provide us with the customer numbers of the shipping companies you wish to use for shipping. Only in well-founded exceptional cases will we be able to offer a flat rate for shipping to the screening location.