FABW

Film Academy

The Film Academy (Filmakademie) is Germany's premier higher education institution for trainee film-makers and those who want to make their career in the visual arts.

Located in the town of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the school includes the renowned Animation Institute (Animationsinstitut) and collaborates with similar schools in France and the UK. It is regularly listed in the world's top places to study film and animation production.

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Film Academy in numbers

1991
Founding Year
500
Students
300
Professors
15
Study Programs
15
International Degree Programs

The Film Academy is a relatively small, highly specialized, and extremely creative community of 500 students and 300 experts, who teach everything from animation to screenplay writing. Founded in 1991, it is an extremely cosmopolitan institution, running exchange programs, competitions, and collaborations that span continents.

More about the Film Academy

Tucked away in the modest but prosperous city of Ludwisgburg, the Film Academy is one of German's most successful specialist universities. Devoted to training professionals in film and television production, the academy's courses span a wide range of topics such as screenplay writing, directing documentaries, sound design, cinematography, and animation.

Completely tailored to international students, the Filmakademie does not make German language skills a primary requirement. Instead, it focuses on encouraging creative cross-border collaborations. Ongoing projects like the Hollywood Workshop with UCLA give a taste of high-level film production, while 25% of students engage in international exchanges. The school itself includes the specialist Animationsinstitut as well as an acclaimed International Screen Acting Workshop. It fosters close ties with the film-making profession, providing a reliable route into media careers.
 

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Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore FABW study programs:

  • Animation
  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Directing
  • Screenplay
  • Tv Journalism
  • Film Music
  • Film Sound/Sound Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Montage/Editing
  • Motion Design
  • Production
  • Production Design
  • Fiction Directing
  • Advertising Film
  • Series

To know more about FABW study programs follow the link.

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