Studying in Berlin

Met Film School opened its doors to budding filmmakers eleven years ago, and following its success decided to launch a Berlin campus. Met Film School Berlin follows the same ethos as Met’s London School, offering intensive practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an active film studio. Classes are primarily taught in English, in accordance with our accreditation to the University of West London, with a few weekend courses also available in German.
Met Film School Berlin is based at BUFA; Berliner Union-Film GmbH and Co Studio KG, the studio that has been home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and is one of the oldest film studios in Europe. The school’s location enables students to have first hand experience of a working film studio on a day-to-day basis, and also places them in the heart of the city.

BUFA is an active film studios whose stages offer a wealth of filming experiences for our students – Greenscreen, Live- TV studio set up, a standing set used for TV production and large stage for commercial use.  The studio is home to in-house production companies, a camera / lighting rental house, a prop house, a set building company and post-production facilities. Being in close proximity to the industry offers our students access to the professional world of filmmaking.  The studio is based in the trendy Neukolln/Kreuzberg area of Berlin. Students can expect a vibrant, diverse and an extremely creative community.

 

 

Students at Met Film School

PROGRAMMES OFFERED IN BERLIN

POSTGRADUATE

  • MA Directing

 

UNDERGRADUATE

  • BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking
  • One-Year (Cert HE) Practical Filmmaking
  • Practical Filmmaking Diploma (DipHE)

SHORT COURSES

  • Six-Month Practical Filmmaking
  • From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Four-Week Directing
  • Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking
  • Young Filmmakers’ Academy
  • Young Filmmakers’ Workshop

Why study filmmaking in Berlin?

  1. Hollywood loves the German capital region: The German film capital has seen International productions such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Inglorious Basterds, The Hunger Games – Mockingjay and The Reader produced in Berlin to great success.

  2. Berlin is the perfect backdrop: A diverse city with many contrasting features and architecture, Berlin has played city double for New York, London, Moscow and Paris in the past and continues to be utilised for its enchanting location.

  3. Studio Facilities: Met Film School Berlin is based at BUFA studios, which has a large green screen and stages for TV productions. Berlin is a hub of filmmaking activity, so it also boasts the oldest soundstage in the world, as films started being made 100 years ago.

  4. Funding: Berlin-Brandenburg can offer attractive support for filmmakers. Medienboard supports film and media projects with about €30 million each year.

  5. Get support from the Film commission: The Berlin-Brandenburg film commission is the first address for film teams who want to shoot in the capital region, offering an extensive and constantly updated location database. Here, almost 1,500 locations in the region are available for filmmakers.

Brad Pitt

  • “There is a really cool vibe here. It’s a city that is redefining itself in some ways. ”
    Brad Pitt On set of Inglorious Basterds, 2012