Since 1966 the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) has built a world reputation as a graduate film academy, fostering collaboration, formal innovation, internationalism, craft excellence and social and political engagement, and starting off many prominent careers in world cinema and television. It operates as a community of filmmakers from Germany and abroad and it allows specialisation in Directing, Screenwriting, Production and Cinematography. The DFFB also delivers a number of specialist pan-European postgraduate programmes, and in Berlin the Berlin Film Network. From September 2018 a new specialist strand for Editing/Sound will be added to these.

Open Day at DFFB 20th Oct 2018

DFFB opens it’s door to everyone who wants to learn more about Berlins leading filmschool. If you are interested in applying at DFFB for any of our programmes, you are welcome to get in touch with our study department and our senior lecturer.

Further we showcase some of our best and most recient films.

More details follow in October.


Anna De Paoli wins the New German Cinema Award at the Munich Film Festival

We congratulate our senior lecturer for production and graduate Anna de Paoli, who was awarded the Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino at the 36th Filmfest München as the best upcoming producer. The jury emphasizes her production work for her new film A YOUNG MAN WITH HIGH POTENTIAL, as the film was made without the usual funding …

Congratulations to our graduates!

This Saturday, the DFFB passed its graduates for this year, while Edgar Reitz gave a speech on the future of German cinema. Congratulations to our graduates, who have built artistic personalities and went through a long processes. We wish them a good start into the professional world.


Over the years, the Fantasy Filmfest has often shown student short films and graduation films. This year, the festival would like to broaden its scope and offer itself as a discussion forum on the status of German genre cinema. For this purpose, the DFFB will have the opportunity to screen some thematically suitable works (short …


DFFB films you should know

Every year about 150 films are made at the DFFB – 10 to 12 of which are feature films. Our most important task is to distribute these short and feature films on all possible channels.

Here, we select three to four DFFB films which are either brand new or are traveling to the most unique, far or most relevant festivals worldwide. It starts in March, watch out and discover!