Film University Summer School

The Film University Summer School offers a wide range of courses, seminars, workshops, labs, and master classes for a diverse and international target group. All courses are fee-based and held at the Film University during the semester break. Developed especially for prospective students with refugee background, the university offers an "Artist Training: Refugee Class" as well as a "Prep Class". These classes have been held with great success since 2016 and are now part of the Summer School.

Upcoming Courses

May/June 2018: "Prep Class" for International Prospective Students with refugee background

7th - 17th August 2018: Summerclass for pupils

27th August - 7th September 2018: Summer Film Camp

22nd - 26th September 2018: Summer School African Storytelling

"Prep Class" for International Prospective Students

The Prep Class is directed at international prospective students who would like to apply to a degree program at the Film University. The class offers a mix of practical exercises, individual course guidance, and help with creating compelling application documents and work samples. This year's PrepClass is fully booked, registration is not possible anymore.

Summerclass for pupils

7th - 17th August 2018

The Summerclass for pupils (age 15 to 18) focuses on the different qualifications and departments in the film production. Faculty members, students and alumni from Film University present the study programs and instruct the participants in the practical excercises. The Summerclass is a collaboration with the babelsberger Filmgymnasium secondary school.

Summer Film Camp

27th August - 7th September 2018

The Summer Film Camp is a two-week intensive program for international film enthusiasts that provides insights into the theory and practice of filmmaking.

In the first week, the focus of the camp is a theoretical approach with examples and case studies to present the development and production cycle of a film production to the participants.  At the end of the first week, the practical work starts. The work on the projects will  be the main focus in the second week which will end with the presentation of all projects on the last day.

The Summer Film Camp is directed at participants aged 18 or older who have a strong interest in film and would like to explore the theory and practice of filmmaking in a workshop setting. Participating in the Film Camp does not require any previous knowledge of film. The course language is English.

The Summer Film Camp takes place at Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. The course fee (incl. teaching material and technical equipment) is 825,- Euro. Registration form

"African Storytelling" Summer School

22nd - 26th September 2018

The Summer School aims at exploring African storytelling through lectures, workshops, keynote speeches, and panel discussions.

Key topics:

  • Indigenous vs. colonial languages
  • Oral tradition
  • History of African filmmaking and cinema
  • Decolonization and the transformation of story contents
  • Dramaturgy in the West and the South
  • Transmedia narratives, mobile content, and game design
  • Regional differences in the distribution and production of African films
  • The Summer School is directed at African and German filmmakers, film school instructors, and film students. Participation requires previous registration.

The "African Storytelling" Summer School was created in collaboration with the Film School Network of Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, which encompasses both African and German film schools. The network aims at strengthening education and training in Africa, promoting intercultural exchange, and increasing the visibility of African filmmaking in Germany.

Detailed registration information will be published soon. 

Artist Training

The film module of the "Artist Training for Professionals" was created for filmmakers with refugee background who are new to the region and would like to expand and develop their network as filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, or directors.

The Artist Training is a collaboration with the Career College of the Berlin University of the Arts. Further information: Facebook-Event