DFFB Programmes

With our postgraduate programmes,  Serial Eyes, UP.GRADE, NEXT WAVE and the Filmnetwork Berlin, DFFB focuses on extened specialisation within scriptwriting and post production but also in networking and collobaration between filmmakers.

In addition to its regular teaching programme, the DFFB wanted to offer further opportunities for young German and European filmmakers to professionalise or specialise their skills.

Therefore, in 2013, with the support of MEDIA, the DFFB came up with the idea of Serial Eyes – a training programme for writers, which takes place within the context of the writer’s room and focuses on developing innovative television series. At the beginning of 2016, the former programme A Clear View launched UP.GRADE, the first training programme dedicated to color grading. Serial Eyes and UP.GRADE combine DFFB teachings with the expertise of experienced and successful filmmakers, and offer up to twelve participants per year the opportunity to professionalise their skills and expand their network here in Berlin.

In autumn 2017, with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the DFFB created a platform and contact point aimed at young filmmakers based in Berlin who wished to develop their network through events, workshops, mentorship opportunities, and film screenings.

All of these projects are public events and they will be mentioned in the Events section.

Federica Loddo

Serial Eyes - Project Coordinator

Marie Wilz

Film Network Berlin - Project Manager

Kathrin Osterndorff

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