The Bavarian Film Awards (Bayerischer Filmpreis) have been awarded annually since 1979 by the State Government of Bavaria in Germany for exceptional achievement in German filmmaking. Along with the German Film Awards, these are the most highly regarded awards for filmmaking achievement in Germany. The Bavarian Film Awards Gala takes place in mid-January at the Cuvillis Theatre in Munich to honour films released in the previous year, and is one of the most glamorous highlights in the German film calendar. These awards are endowed with a cash disbursement totaling 400,000. The largest endowment, at 200,000, is given with the award for Best Producing, for 'the single most exceptional German film that leaves the greatest overall impression.' The other awards are each given with endowments of 10,000-25,000.
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