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.


In the coming academic year, we will accept the new students who are currently undergoing the selection process. This is part of the 2019 application process, which had to be interrupted due to the Corona Pandemic.

As a medium-term effect of the pandemic, there will be no application procedure at the DFFB in 2020.

Those who intend to study at the DFFB will find the application material for the fall 2022 programme on our website from September 2021.


CHICHINETTE finally screens in cinemas across Germany

CHICHINETTE – THE ACCIDENTAL SPY, the documentary and graduation film by Nicola Alice Hens, will be released in cinemas nationwide on September 17, 2020. To accompany its theatrical release, the director will personally present the film in selected cities. The film tells the hitherto little-known story of the French Jew Marthe Cohn alias Chichinette. During …


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.