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.


Four students and alumni of the DFFB belong to this year’s collective of the Berlinale Talents: Cinematographer Constanze Schmitt, Director Bori Nagy, Director Lukas Feigelfeld and Producer Clemens Köstlin. We wish them an inspiring time!


DFFB Films at the Max Ophüls Prize and in Rotterdam

We are pleased to announce that three DFFB films will be screened at the most important festivals in January : The 41st Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis—the most important festival for young German-speaking filmmakers—will take place during 20–26 January, 2020, in Saarbrücken. JIYAN (director/screenwriter: Süheyla Schwenk; cinematographer: Florian Wurzer; producer: Sara Fazilat, Roxana Richters) will screen …

STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS has won the award for the best first feature film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

At the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, DFFB alumnus and director Gregor Božič won the award for the best first feature film with his graduation film STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS! The jury statement: In times of new formats, platforms and rush rhythm, it is so great to give this award to a film that …


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.