Month: June 2020


Well, this is cause for cel­e­bra­tion!

On June 15 and 16, the meet­ing of the Jury for Fea­ture Film Fund­ing of the BKM took place. Fol­low­ing the rec­om­men­da­tions of the inde­pen­dent jury, Min­is­ter of State Moni­ka Grüt­ters is sup­port­ing numer­ous fea­ture film projects with a total of 4.74 mil­lion euros.

We con­grat­u­late no less than 12 mem­bers of the DFFB on the sup­port pro­vid­ed by the BKM — very well done!

Our alum­ni Chris Kraus (15 JAHRE), Ana-Feli­cia Scutenicu and Jonas Wey­de­mann (TRANSIT TIMES) are hap­py about a pro­duc­tion grant. The project AUS DEM LEBEN DER ECHSEN by our senior lec­tur­er for direct­ing, Christoph Hochhäusler, is also sup­port­ed by the BKM.

Among the recip­i­ents of the script spon­sor­ship are our alum­ni Sara Sum­ma (EIN SICHERER ORT), Emma Rosa Simon and Robert Bohrer (LA BEAUTÉ HUMAINE), Clau­dia Schae­fer and Sun-Ju Choi (STAATSSCHUTZ), Jonas Roth­laen­der (STURZWELLEN), Susanne Hein­rich (UNMÖGLICHE MUTTER) and Thomas Arslan (VERBRANNTE ERDE).

Con­grat­u­la­tions! This good news gives us hope, brings a new wind of change and above all we can expect a lot of great fea­ture films in the upcom­ing 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 and beyond as well as cre­at­ing our own busi­ness mod­els. The 9‑month inten­sive pro­fes­sion­al train­ing pro­gramme run and designed by the DFFB and co-fund­ed by Cre­ative Europe MEDIA and Medi­en­board Berlin Bran­den­burg research­es cur­rent mar­kets, facil­i­tates inter­dis­ci­pli­nary dia­logue between pro­fes­sion­als and empow­ers its par­tic­i­pants to rethink the future of cinephil­ia and inter­na­tion­al film mar­kets.

The Dead­line for appli­ca­tions is June 30th 2020! 


For the next edi­tion we are cur­rent­ly look­ing for young pro­fes­sion­als from the fields of film mar­ket­ing, sales, dis­tri­b­u­tion, exhi­bi­tion and cura­tion. Our main require­ments are rel­e­vant work­ing expe­ri­ence of three to five years, a cre­ative, col­lab­o­ra­tive and entre­pre­neur­ial mind­set and a will­ing­ness to gain in-depth knowl­edge of the indus­try, to build a pro­fes­sion­al net­work and to devel­op own strate­gies for future film mar­kets. An excel­lent stan­dard of spo­ken and writ­ten Eng­lish is essen­tial as all class­es are taught in Eng­lish. NEXT WAVE will take on up to 15 Euro­pean par­tic­i­pants (in excep­tion­al cas­es up to three appli­cants from non-Euro­pean coun­tries will be accept­ed).


Detailed infor­ma­tion about the pro­gramme and the appli­ca­tion process can be found on our web­site. If you have any ques­tions, feel free to con­tact us via nextwave@​dffb.​de.