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.

Open Day at DFFB 20th Oct 2018

The DFFB opens its door to everyone who wants to learn more about Berlins leading filmschool. If you are interested in applying at DFFB for any of our programmes you are welcome to get in touch with our study department and our senior lecturer.

Further we showcase some of our best and most recient films.

More details to follow end of September.


“It started out as a rock’n’roll rewrite…”: Serial Eyes Interview with Alumni Jana Burbach and Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg

The new ARD primetime show DIE HEILAND – WIR SIND ANWALT about a blind lawyer and her assistant is currently airing on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm. The Serial Eyes participants of 2018/19 interviewed the head writer Jana Burbach and staff writer Niko Schulz-Dornburg (SE 2014/15) about the making of the show. Q: How did DIE HEILAND …

Pino Solanas is coming to DFFB

This week, there will be a preparation seminar with Peter B. Schumann und Enrique Sánchez Lansch for the masterclass of Pino Solanas at the DFFB. As part of the preparation week, there will be a lecture for students by Ben Gibson on Wednesday, September 26th: Third Cinema, People’s Newsreels and the Counter-Information Cinema before and …

Six nominations for the FIRST STEP Award 2018

We are very pleased that four DFFB films are nominated for the FIRST STEPS Award 2018: Full-length feature films: HAGAZUSSA (R/B: Lukas Feigelfeld, K: Mariel Baqueiro, P: Simon Lubinski, Lukas Feigelfeld) SARAH SPIELT EINEN WERWOLF (R: Katharina Wyss, B: Katharina Wyss, Josa Sesink, K: Armin Dierlof, P: Christophe Marzal) Götz George Young Talent Award: SARAH SPIELT EINEN …


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 you can find a selection of three to four DFFB films which are either brand new or are currently traveling to the most important festivals worldwide.