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Serial Eyes celebrates its 10th year with a new Head of Studies and exciting developments

Serial Eyes, the DFFB’s postgraduate training programme for writers of television series, is celebrating its tenth year. With the achievement of this milestone, the DFFB has taken further steps to secure the programme’s successful future: a freshly appointed Head of Studies, a new industry partner, a new advisory board, and a new set of 12 …

Filmmakers for Ukraine

Crew United has launched the central platform “Filmmakers for Ukraine” for all Ukrainians affected by the war. In particular, those seeking help from Ukraine can find out about current and verified offers of help from all over Europe. For people who want to get involved, the site also offers a good overview with numerous contact …

Solidarity with Ukraine

The German Film and Television Academy Berlin is shocked by Russia’s attack on Ukraine and is deeply dismayed by the events of the last few days. We strongly condemn this military action and are deeply concerned for the people of the country. Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine in these difficult times, especially …

Three Nominations for DFFB Students at the FIRST STEPS Awards 2021

We are happy to announce three nominations for this year’s FIRST STEPS Awards. Two DFFB production students are nominated for the NO FEAR Award: Tamara Erbe for the film BABY BITCHKA (director: Anna Maria Roznowska, screenwriter: Anna Maria Roznowska & Tamara Erbe, cinematographer: Malte Siepen, production: Tamara Erbe) and Sara Fazilat for NICO (director/screenwriter: Eline …

Romania’s Submission to the Oscars: “Collective” by DFFB Graduate Alexander Nanau

For the first time, Alexander Nanau, DFFB alumnus and successful documentary filmmaker, has submitted a documentary film on behalf of his homeland Romania to compete for the Oscar for Best International Film. In his project COLLECTIVE (director: Alexander Nanau, screenwriter: Alexander Nanau and Antoaneta Opris, cinematographer: Alexander Nanau, producer: Hanka Kastelicova, Bernard Michaux, Alexander Nanau, …

German Film Critics’ Award 2020 for NACKTE TIERE and GIRAFFE

Yesterday evening, the German Film Critics Association announced the 2020 award winners. The award-winning films also include productions by two DFFB graduates: Melanie Waelde was presented with the Best First Feature Award for her film NAKED ANIMALS. The jury explained its decision with warm words: “Meanwhile, the film itself takes off and dares itself to …

GIRAFFE by DFFB Alumna Anna Sofie Hartmann available on Video on Demand

Demand. The German-Danish film was produced by Komplizen Film in collaboration with Profile Pictures and rbb. Several DFFB students and alumni worked on the project, which celebrated its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2019 and has since experienced a successful film festival tour. The team comprises Jenny Lou Ziegel as cinematographer, Jonas …

DFFB graduation film in competition at the 71st Berlinale

The graduation film WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? by directing graduate Alexandre Koberidze celebrates its world premiere in competition at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. Observing everyday life in Kutaisi, Georgia, with humour and sensitivity, the 150-minute film paints a magical love story that seems impossible, yet ends on …

Five film productions with DFFB participation at the Berlinale 2021

It’s that time again: The 71st Berlin International Film Festival is about to begin. Due to the pandemic, this year’s festival will be divided into two parts: a virtual industry event in March and an audience festival in June. We are delighted that fantastic productions featuring the participation of numerous DFFB alumni will screen in …