The German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), founded in 1966, is one of the most prominent film schools in Europe. Focusing on the essential crafts of filmmaking, the school offers five specialisations: Screenwriting, Cinematography, Directing, Producing, and Editing & Sound. The DFFB is a place where young filmmakers from Germany and abroad come together to tell stories and to make creative and innovative films. Prominent DFFB graduates include Helke Sander, Christian Petzold, Angela Schanelec, Wolfgang Becker, Lars Kraume, and Emily Atef. The DFFB also offers attractive networking and specialisation opportunities through its internationally oriented education programmes: Serial Eyes, NEXT WAVE, UP.GRADE, and Filmnetzwerk Berlin.


All screenings of DFFB and Alumni films and all the DFFB events at the 70. Berlinale you will find here. We wish you an inspiring time!



The challenges for the film industry in 2020 are unprecedented. While everyone is still adapting to the digital revolution, we find ourselves in the middle of the next disruption by the Covid-19 crisis causing a breath-taking acceleration of the on-going changes. NEXT WAVE addresses these changes by focusing on emerging developments in the film industry …


DFFB films you should know about

At the DFFB, around 120 films — including 15 feature films — are written, directed, produced, and edited each year. They travel to around 200 film festivals worldwide and, in 2018, they won prizes in 25 festivals.

Here you can find a selection of DFFB films that are either brand new or currently travelling to the most important international festivals.