Study Filmmaking in Berlin
Budding filmmakers can now enjoy an industry-leading filmmaking education in the heart of Europe's creative capital.
Our partner college, BIMM Institute Berlin, has launched a brand-new Screen and Film Faculty at which they offer the same 3-year, full-time degree that we do at Screen and Film School.
As a BIMM Institute Berlin student, you’ll benefit from a range of unique collaborative opportunities across both music and film in one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world.
Berlin’s film industry
The film and television industry in Berlin is alive and kicking: production companies are booked up for months in advance and there is a shoot unfolding on every street corner.
The city’s film and television producers have surged ahead in the last two years: both Uncharted, starring Tom Holland, and Matrix 4, restarted and wrapped here in 2021. Babylon Berlin series four was also shot here in the summer of the same year.
Blockbuster productions such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, starring Kate Winslet, as well as Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise, were all produced on Berlin’s world-famous Studio Babelsberg.
The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, is one of the world’s leading film festivals. With attendance numbers regularly above 250,000, it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival anywhere in the world.*
In Germany in 2019, there were 157 large movie productions. The production studios are clustered in four film hotspots and the Berlin Brandenburg cluster leads the way with 215 production companies in total.**
There are 1,672 cinemas with 4,849 screening rooms in Germany. In 2018, those cinemas sold 105 million cinema tickets – equivalent to 1.27 annual movie visits per German citizen.**
In total, there are more than 19,000 companies involved in the German film industry. They recorded revenues of €18.9 billion in 2018 and employ around 71,000 film industry professionals. **
On a larger scale, the global theatrical market was worth almost £36 billion in 2019; UK films earned £7.4 billion, up from £6.6 billion in 2018.***
* Source, Britannica
** Source, Germany Trade and Invest
*** Source, BFI
Film is big business
For any questions regarding studying film in Berlin, or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute, please contact the BIMM Berlin Admissions Team at +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email [email protected].