The German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) is one of the most prominent film schools in Europe. Founded in 1966, the DFFB is both an academy of screen technique and a production atelier for new voices and ideas in film and television. Prominent DFFB graduates include Helke Sander, Christian Petzold, Angela Schanelec, Wolfgang Becker, Lars Kraume and Emily Atef. Concentrating on the essential crafts of filmmaking, the DFFB offers five specializations in Directing, Producing, Cinematography, Screenwriting and Editing/Sound. With its special openness to international teaching, students, cultural influences, techniques and emerging platforms, the DFFB study program sets intense and collaborative standards including the development of practical skills, growing knowledge of film history and a deeper understanding of the economic and production conditions of the film and television industry. Especially the teaching of aesthetic and formal strategies enables students to develop an individual artistic spectrum that unites narrative forms both classic and new.

Events

MindLab#: FILM – Artist Training meets Filmnetzwerk Berlin


Thursday, January 24th, 7:30pm at Studio of Wolf Kino, Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin

Study Editing & Sound at DFFB


Thursday, January 24th, 7:30pm at Studio of Wolf Kino, Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin
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The application material for 2019/2020 is out now:

Screenwriting
Cinematrography
Directing
Producing
Editing & Sound

We are looking forward to your applications and wish you best of luck!

JOURNAL

Three prizes for DFFB films at the 40th Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival

At the 40th film festival Max Ophüls Preis (14.-20.1.2019) in Saarbrücken two DFFB films were awarded three prizes. LET THE BELL RING (R/B: Christin Freitag, K: Max Preiss, P: Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert, Ansgar Frerich) won the prize for the best music in a documentary and DAS MELANCHOLISCHE MÄDCHEN (R/B: Susanne Heinrich, K: Agnes Pakozdi, …

Two DFFB films at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam

The DFFB is represented with two films at this year’s 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (23.1.-3.2.2019). The following films are invited: Bright Future Competition DREISSIG (R/B: Simona Kostova, K: Anselm Belser, P: Ceylan-Alejandro Ataman-Checa) Bright Future DAS MELANCHOLISCHE MÄDCHEN  (R/B: Susanne Heinrich, K: Agnes Pakozdi, P: Jana Kreissl) The Rotterdam International Film Festival is one …

The DFFB with 7 film projects at the 40th Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis

Seven DFFB film contributions will be shown at the anniversary edition of the 40th Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis (14.-20.1.2019) in Saarbrücken. The following projects are invited: Competition Feature Film: DAS MELANCHOLISCHE MÄDCHEN (R/B: Susanne Heinrich, K: Agnes Pakozdi, P: Jana Kreissl) Competition documentary film: LET THE BELL RING (R/B: Christin Freitag, K: Max Preiss, …

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DFFB films you should know

At DFFB, around 120 films – including 15 feature films – are developed, produced and edited every year. They travel to around 200 film festivals worldwide. In 2018, they won prizes in 25 festivals.

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.