DFF Film Distribution

Film Distribution

Due to its long-standing trustful cooperation with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, DFF has been specializing in the distribution of German film classics from before 1945. For many years DFF has been the contact point for film highlights such as METROPOLIS (1925/26), NOSFERATU (1921) or DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI (1919/20), but also other films from the early heyday of German film.

Due to new cooperations, the DFF has successively expanded its collections in recent years. Through the takeover of the distribution rights and a large number of distribution copies from KirchMedia in October 2008 as well as the cooperation with the Munich Prokino Film Distribution, the German and European contemporary films are also included in the distribution activities of the DFF. The focus here is on German, French and Italian art house films from the 1970s to the present day.

All copies of the DFF’s loan stock may be rented by institutions operating in the non-commercial sector, such as programme cinemas or municipal cinemas, international film museums, festivals and educational institutions such as universities.


Friedrich-Bergius-Straße 5
65203 Wiesbaden

Markus Wessolowski (Loans)
Phone: +49 (0)611 9700 010
Fax: +49 (0)611 9700 015
Email: wessolowski@dff.film



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

Projection Rights

Please sign the agreement and the Terms & Conditions provided for download below and send them via Fax to
0611 / 97 000 15 or ader a scan to wessolowski@dff.film:

Forms for download (German)

  • Filmbestellformular (DOC, PDF)
  • Ausleihbedingungen (DOC, PDF)
  • Transportkostenpauschale (DOC, PDF)
  • Vorführrechte/AGB (DOC, PDF)
  • Verleihprogramm (PDF)
  • Verleihangebot DCP (PDF)


On-site viewing

Please call us to make an appointment for your research. We make our holdings accessible to scientific researchers, students as well as private individuals.

We charge the following for on-site viewing of analogue film copies:

  • Commercial viewing: 30 € per hour
  • Private viewing: 15 € per hour
  • Scientific viewing: 10 € per hour
  • Students with valid identification: 5 € per hour

Call +49 (0)611 / 97 000 12 to make an appointment.

Users can check our loan programmeVerleihprogramm to find a film. Please contact us by phone (+49 (0)611 97 000 10) or email (wessolowski@dff.film) to request a film.

Distribution Programme

We offer 16mm und 35mm prints, as well as DVDs and DCPs for non-commercial distribution. The indicated prices are per screening (plus 7% tax and transportation costs).
Download our distribution programme here:

Please contact us to find out about further available titles.

* Price without screening rights; Please contact our film archive.