We would like to inform you about an important development at the DDFB: We will not be admitting any new students during the winter semester of 2024/25. This means that there will not be an application process starting this fall. We understand that this news comes as a surprise to many, but we made this decision for the good of all current and future students.
Planning ahead for a better Study Experience
The DFFB has big plans: In 2025, we are scheduled to move to our new premises in the Berlin Decks in Moabit. These premises will offer us generous office and seminar spaces, two cinemas, two studios, a large technical warehouse, and modern post-production workstations. Studying and making films at the DFFB will be a whole new experience!
Our decision to delay applications was made with a lot of thought. The first year of study at the DFFB is very intensive. Each student creates a short film in spring/summer, and a total of 32 short films are produced. The successful completion of these first-year films is foundational – what students learn during this time forms the basis for the rest of their DFFB studies. For this first year to be successful, we need optimal conditions for filming and post-production. Because of this large move, we cannot guarantee students an optimal environment for the smooth pre-production, production, and post-production of their films.
It is very important to us to not comprise on our high educational standards. These standards are exemplified by the DFFB students’ participation is many international film festivals in 2023, such as the Berlinale (GERANIEN by Tanja Egen), Cannes (IL COMPLEANNO DI ENRICO by Francesco Sossai), Locarno (AS IF MOTHER CRIED THAT NIGHT by Hoda Taheri and SLIMANE by Carlos Pereira), Venice (SENTIMENTAL STORIES by Xandra Popescu) and Toronto (ARTHUR & DIANA by Sara Summa).
Next Application Opportunity
The application process at the DFFB takes several months. This process usually begins in the fall; successful applicants then begin their studies the following winter semester. To ensure that the next generation of young and talented filmmakers has a successful first year at the DFFB, we are opening our next application period in the fall of 2024. This means that incoming students for the winter semester of 2025/26 will be able to begin their DFFB careers at our wonderful new campus!
We would like to sincerely thank you for your understanding. Together, we are shaping a promising future for the DFFB!
Open House Day
The upcoming Open House will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, and will be an opportunity to learn more about the DFFB. We are sure that a visit to the DFFB will be worthwhile, even if the application process only takes place the following year.
- Film Program: Come by and watch a program of DFFB short and feature films in our cinema!
- Student Advising: Get to know our lecturers at the student advising sessions!
- Q&A: Get insights into the creative work of our alumni and their experiences at the DFFB during moderated talks!
- Networking: Get to know our students, faculty, and staff. Learn first-hand what sets our academy apart and what opportunities it can offer you!
- Preview: Get a preview of our new space and your future school!
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