The DFFB has also operated a number of exchanges and partnerships with international institutions, organisations and schools, including La fémis (Paris), FAMU (Prague), the NFTS and the London Film School, and Columbia University of the Arts in New York, California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and Yolanda and The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television /David Katz Faculty of the Arts of Tel Aviv University.

The DFFB is a full member of CILECT and GEECT.

Since April 2017 the DFFB is a full member of the media:net berlinbrandenburg e.V..