Blogposts in September 2013:

Application requirements 2014/15

Details on the exercises to be submitted with applications for the academic year 2014/15 will be published on our website on 30th September, with information for all four courses - SCREENWRITING, DIRECTING, CINEMATOGRAPHY and PRODUCTION.

Published on September 19, 2013

SERIAL EYES gets going

The first European post-graduate training programme on developing serial formats begins at the DFFB on Monday; 12 young screenwriters and producers from across Europe will be participating in the programme.

SERIAL EYES aims to train participants to develop novel, horizontally structured narrative formats for television, with stories unfolding over multiple episodes, focusing in particular on working in a team of screenwriters, and on close cooperation between scriptwriters and producers. The participants will acquire the skills and tools needed to develop new serial formats, such as creative writing, teamwork and marketing strategies.

The Writer’s Room training sessions will be headed by Frank Spotnitz (showrunner of “The X-Files” and “Hunted”). In addition to programme seminars, participants will spend much of their time during the course developing group and individual projects.

The programme is a cooperation between the DFFB and the LFS in London, with MEDIA support; further partners include Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, RTL and Atlantique Productions.

More information on the programme is available at

Published on September 13, 2013

Film Art Shortlist 2013: Nomination for COME AND PLAY

Daria Belova’s KOMM UND SPIEL (COME AND PLAY) has been nominated for the Nationalgalerie Young Film Art Award; the prize-giving ceremony for this second round of the award will be held on 19th September 2013.

The prize, created in 2011, is awarded by the Friends of the Nationalgalerie Association and the German Film Academy, with a view to fostering exchanges between the world of cinema and the fine arts.

The award-winner will be announced at a ceremony held in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, with Filmakademie member Franz Dinda as compère. The award-winning film will subsequently be shown in this venue for almost four months in a dedicated screening room. Unlike artists working in the realm of fine arts, young filmmakers cannot rely on increases in the market value of their works. That is why this year the award will for the first time be accompanied by 10,000 Euro prize money to support future film projects by the award-winning filmmakers.

Published on September 12, 2013

And away we go! With the new season of rbb-movies

Every year the DFFB makes three thirty-minute rbb-movies, as a co-production with broadcaster rbb.

Currently Janin Halisch, who also wrote the screenplay, is shooting Ihr und Eure Welt (working title) in conjunction with Carmen Treichl (cinematography) and with France Orsenne as producer.

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The new season of rbb-movies will be screened on the rbb TV channel in spring 2014.

Published on September 10, 2013


David Dietls degree film KÖNIG VON DEUTSCHLAND (KING OF GERMANY), starring Olli Dittrich, has been screening in German cinemas since Thursday.

Published on September 06, 2013