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.

A new look and design for the DFFB

After 50 years DFFB adds an image and renews its logo — to symbolize our deep connection to cinema and television, and to allude to the idea of something coming clearly into view. We also have a new typeface, a new colour and a refreshed website. All our publications are now issued in two languages. The website have been developed to support and bring together the vivid work of our students and the Academy, and to give power to the many exciting developments and new initiatives coming of the next five years under the title of our strategic plan ‘ DFFB  51′.

We’re hoping you like it as much as we do and we welcome feedback.


In autumn 2018, the DFFB will launch its new programme of study, Editing/Sound.

This coming September, the DFFB will offer six students the opportunity to study editing and sound on a full-time basis. This programme, titled Editing/Sound, joins the existing four DFFB programmes: Directing, Producing, Cinematography, and Screenwriting. As of 16 April 2018, the DFFB’s website will feature details concerning the application process for this new programme. Applications …


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!