German Film and Television Academy (DFFB)

The DFFB was founded in 1966 as the first film school in West Germany. Thirty students, selected from over 800 applicants, started the initial class of the academy. The DFFB offers a professional education for artistic jobs in film and television. The school is financed by the federal state of Berlin and is independent of commercial interests and influence.

The DFFB has about 150 students altogether and over 250 student productions are completed every year. The DFFB mostly works with freelance lecturers, professionals who work in the film and television business most of their time. The DFFB cooperates with the Berlin/Brandenburg TV station RBB and ARTE and produces 3 short films of 30minutes lengths for RBB and 10 short films of 5 minutes lengths for ARTE.

A brand new, state-of-the-art sound studio began operating in 2008. In 2009/2010 the DFFB built the entire production and post-production to digital technology, including the installation of a digital 2K cinema, with an expected completion date of autumn 2011.

The DFFB is a full member of CILECT and GEECT.