Since 1994, the Collecting society for exploitation rights in cinematographic works (VGF) has been annually presenting the VGF Young Producers’ Prize to the best film of an up-and-coming producer. An independent panel judges the submitted German feature films according to quality and recognizable audience relevance. The award comes with an endowment with 60,000 euros and is the highest paying prize for up-and-coming producers in Germany. The award money is not appropriated and is intended to strengthen the equity capital of young production companies.
The VGF Young Producers’ Prize was awarded during the Hof International Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.