Discover Our Beginner Film Production Summer Course

Everything you need to know about our 4-week summer beginner filmmaking programme.

Film Production Summer School


For aspiring filmmakers, our Summer School could be the first stop on the journey to your career dreams. In our four-week Ignition beginner course – kicking off on the 20th of July – you can go from zero experience to a fledgling film writer, director, cinematographer or editor. You’ll receive the expert guidance of our industry-renowned tutors. You’ll also have access to dedicated studios, production spaces and more within our sprawling Funkhaus complex – part of the artistic DNA of the city. What’s more, you’ll connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives from all over the world.

Save together! If you apply with a friend or family member by the 15th of July, you’ll both receive a huge 29% discount on course fees.

Have you heard the amazing news? As of the 15th of June, Germany’s travel restrictions and quarantine have been lifted for 26 partner countries in the EU, as well as the UK, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. As per the latest travel restriction information Non-EU citizens are also allowed to enter Germany for study purposes (be sure to check your country’s official guidelines). All of this means that you can now plan ahead for your arrival to our Summer School.

So, swap the boardwalk for a storyboard; the deck chair for a director’s chair. Why kick back this summer when you can kick-start?! Find out more below.




Beginner filmmaking


Is practical filmmaking experience all that stands between the ideas in your head and the big screen? Are you dying to bring your photography to life in a captivating moving picture? Do you yearn to tell inspiring stories as part of a well-oiled creative team?

Our four-week Ignition filmmaking course is designed for budding writers, directors, cinematographers and editors eager to learn the fundamentals of storytelling, photography, pre-production, working with actors, and post-production. You’ll experience various positions on the film crew, and learn a variety of essential techniques, as you collectively take your own short film from script to screen.

“The main thing the participants will learn is how to work in a film team,” says tutor Simon Obleščak. “It’s impossible to learn filmmaking alone. In my experience, one learns best with others; projects that you dream of can come true.”

Find out more and apply here.


Primer workshops

Do you wish to join one of our Higher Education Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor programmes, but lack either the practical filmmaking experience or formal education required to apply through standard entry? Our primer workshops run alongside the Ignition course, covering the practical learning skills and methodology you’ll need to access our academic programmes.

Find out more and apply here.


Application Deadline

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Course places are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are already in Berlin, you can apply as late as the 20th of July, as long as you are ready to pay the enrolment fee immediately and join us at 11 am for class that day. If you need to travel to Berlin but are in the EU, please leave enough time for you to relocate and submit your application no later than July 15th by 13:00.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at or call us at +49 30 2900 9052.

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