The DFFB created the world’s first intensive long-form postgraduate training programme dedicated exclusively to colour correction: UP.GRADE – Colouring Tomorrow. For four years, UP.GRADE was supported by CREATIVE EUROPE’s programme MEDIA, as well as by ARRI, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and Technicolor.

Through UP.GRADE, the DFFB has been able to satisfy the enormous demand for knowledge that has arisen from the digitalisation of all production processes over the last 15 years. UP.GRADE has trained participants in the technical, theoretical, practical, and aesthetic aspects of colour grading.

The funding from CREATIVE EUROPE’s programme MEDIA was discontinued in 2019, and UP.GRADE is presently searching for new funding partners.


Short programme

There is currently a comprehensive short programme beginning June 2019. Participants can deepen their knowledge on all essential aspects of colour grading through six workshops, which can be taken individually.

Interested individuals can register online for the following workshops: Acquisition, Workflows, Toolset, Creative, and Exhibition. Each workshop takes place in Berlin over a period of 5 days and is held in English.

Please find more information and a FAQ on the website.


Kathrin Osterndorff

Head of DFFB +