Filmmaking and Acting at BIMM University Berlin

Get ready for your film and TV career – on screen or behind the scenes

Want to get into the film and TV industry? We’ve got the course for you. Taught in English, our Filmmaking and Acting bachelor’s degrees help you kickstart your career – whether you want to lead behind the camera or shine in front of it.


Study in Berlin

Immerse yourself in Berlin’s booming TV and film industry

Learn in English

Get ready for your international career and build a creative network that spans continents

Futureproof your career

Keep up with industry developments through a course that blends theory with practice

Get hands on with real projects

Turn your vision into a reality: collaborate with students from the worlds of film, acting and music

Take control of your learning

Develop a skillset that will set you apart from the crowd through our huge range of option modules

The facilities

To make it in the film and TV industry you’ve got to have the right environment around you.

As a Filmmaking or Acting student at BIMM University Berlin, you’ll enjoy professional-standard facilities and benefit from collaborative projects across our courses.

  • In-house film studio complete with a standing set and infinity cove
  • Screening room complete with an 8K projector and 5.1 surround sound
  • Light and dark individual video editing suites to bring your projects to life
  • Sound suite designed for voiceover, ADR, foley effects and sound design
  • Fully stocked kit room giving you access to all you need for your projects

Check out our facilities

Tim Pope portrait - BIMM Berlin lecturer

“From my own career, I know how important it is for filmmakers and actors to start collaborating early on. This is not just about building up your network: it’s about developing crucial skills that make you stand out once you start your industry career. Having both facilities under one roof makes it so easy for you to do that – it’s an ideal environment for any aspiring actor or filmmaker.”
Alex Hobden, Deputy College Principal – Screen & Film Faculty

Tour our filmmaking and acting facilities with one of our students


The lecturers


Find your place in the film industry. Develop your expertise, work with professional-standard equipment and lay the foundations of your career in film and TV.

Explore Filmmaking


Get prepared for the demands of the international acting industry. Hone your natural acting abilities and explore new possibilities within the acting profession.

Explore Acting

Germany’s international film and acting industries

The film and TV industry in Germany is booming. In a prime position at the forefront of the global film industry, the country has laid stage to productions from all over the world.

Germany is home to over 736 production studios, and nearly a fifth of those in the Berlin-Brandenburg region alone. And when you take the generous amounts of funding available, there’s no wonder why actors and filmmakers from all corners of the globe choose to make Germany their home.

This is a country that’s hungry for film. Even during the challenging time presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, 42 million cinema tickets were sold. And if you think that’s a lot, pre-pandemic figures are even more impressive: a whopping 118,6 million tickets were sold in 2019 alone. As the nation recovers and the film industry bounces back, Germany is set for another fantastic year in film and TV.

Just some of the productions shot in Germany in the last 5 years

  • 1899 (2022)
  • Tár (2022)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
  • The Swimmers (2022)
  • The Matrix Resurrections (2021)
  • Unorthodox (2020)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (2020)
  • Dark (2017-2020)
  • Suspiria (2018)

Get the expert perspective: global futures of the German film industry

Film companies in and around Berlin

Babelsberg Studios

Lying just outside Berlin, Babelsberg Studio is the world’s oldest large-scale film studio, and today is one of the biggest in Europe. It has been the site of many high-profile productions including films by Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Anderson and The Wachowski Sisters.


In 2021, The company opened their German, Austrian and Swiss (AKA the DACH region) office in Berlin. Following the huge commercial and critical successes of productions like Dark, Unorthodox and 1899, Netflix is set to double their investment in productions shot in German-speaking countries.


Held each year in February, the Berlin International Film Festival (AKA the Berlinale) is one of the most important events in the global film calendar – both for filmmakers and the industry. The festival is one of the largest in the world, and brings big stars and new talents to the city.


UFA is a leading German film and television production company that operates a number of studios in Berlin. The company has produced a wide range of films and TV shows, including many well-known international productions.

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Ready to start your filmmaking or acting career in Berlin? Find our more about our courses

Any questions?

For any questions about Filmmaking or Acting at BIMM University Berlin, get in touch with our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email

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