Hessen Film and Media Academy (hFMA)
Strong together – the idea behind the founding of the Hessen Film and Media Academy (hFMA) in 2007. Unique within Germany, this institution subsumes four universities, five universities of applied science, and four art schools from the Land of Hesse under its virtual umbrella. Pan-university activities and focussed supplementary programmes not only provide quality intensification in the fields of training, research and production, but also strengthen the media location of Hesse. Its activities include the presentation of the annual “Hessen Talents” short film roll at the Berlinale European Film Market, the organization of cross-university pitching workshops, and the introduction of young talents to the industry at theme days entitled “Profis Plaudern Praxis” (lit: “Professionals Parley Practice”). “ Better never stops!” is the hFMA motto. The network aims at setting the course for new ideas, technology, and ground-breaking innovation – for a Generation Q that can think laterally across various disciplines. hFMA is seated at the University of Art and Design Offenbach, with Anja Henningsmeyer as its Executive Director.