Screen and Film Faculty to open in Berlin

24 November, 2021

Budding filmmakers and industry professionals will now be able to enjoy a top-class film-making education in Berlin. Our new state-of-the-art campus will be opening in the city next September 2022.

Berlin now offering top-class education to budding film-makers and industry professionals

The well-established BIMM Institute in Germany is opening a new state-of-the-art film-making faculty in Berlin. Launching in September 2022, it is currently in the process of appointing a Deputy College Principal from the ever-prospering film industry.

One of the creative epicentres of the European film industry, Berlin has a long and rich history with film. The famous Studio Babelsberg places it at the very heart of Germany’s successful renaissance in the TV and film world. A number of soon-to-be Hollywood blockbusters wrapped in these world-renowned studios during 2021, including Matrix 4.

The city and its surrounding areas offer a wide variety of shooting environments and backdrops. The eclectic juxtaposition of classic meets contemporary, concrete meets glass and the creative hum of multiculturalism provides the perfect canvas for aspiring filmmakers to create any place, at any time, and tell their stories.

As well as the Wachowski Sister’s Matrix 4, Uncharted, starring Tom Holland which was shot here last year, Babylon Berlin series four also filmed here in the summer of the same year. All across the city studios and film crews are now regularly booked up for months in advance. Netflix recently confirmed that 1899, the new mystery series from Dark creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, would be shot on the Babelsberg lot, at the studio’s new cutting-edge virtual production studio.

From 2022, being at the heart of all this activity will provide Screen and Film Faculty students with a huge advantage when making all-important industry connections. The city is a place where creativity and technology come together: more than 4,000 film and TV companies, which together generate a turnover of 1.9 billion euros per year, are based in the capital region. Amidst a high density of production companies such as UFA, service providers such as ARRI and media groups such as Axel Springer and Vice Media, Screen and Film Faculty students and graduates will be able to tap into the very best that Berlin’s thriving Film and TV industry has to offer.

Mix this with an array of historic buildings and landmarks, museums, parks and gardens, as well as endless opportunities to witness creativity and innovation on every corner, and it’s easy to see why Berlin is such an attractive city for any student to call home.

Alongside the vital industry connections, students will make throughout their course, the student experience is also very important when making choices of where to study.

Berlin is particularly popular with young people, as it has a lot to offer to those who are looking to move to a city with a very strong economy, good job prospects and plenty of culture and nightlife. If you throw into the mix the surprisingly low living costs, Berlin is the perfect place to enjoy a higher standard of living.

Then there is the Berlin International Film Festival, also called Berlinale, which is one of the world’s leading film festivals and most reputable media events. First held in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually since 1978. Not only that but with attendance numbers regularly above 250,000, it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide.

Students attending the new Screen and Film Faculty will certainly never run out of inspiration when studying here and looking to create their own masterpieces.

Executive Principal, Dara Kilkenny said this about the announcement:

“BIMM Institute is established as a centre for excellence in music, but we also represent the creative arts as a whole and currently I oversee our three thriving Screen and Film Schools in the UK. It is for that reason that I couldn’t be more excited about BIMM Institute Berlin taking the film-making sector and adding it to our successful music college in Berlin.

This new Screen and Film Faculty will complement the very best of BIMM Institute and breathe new life into it in the shape of this industry-driven, career-focused filmmaking degree course. Our state-of-the-art campus will allow you to thrive from day one, under the guidance of professional lecturers and surrounded by the very best equipment”.

Berlin is a creative city like no other, and Germany has been waiting for a faculty to offer a degree as high-quality as our BA (Hons) Filmmaking course for some time.”

Moreover, fellow Executive Principal Vaseema Hamilton added:

“Having overseen the successful launch of two BIMM Institute colleges in Germany, BIMM Institute Berlin and BIMM Institute Hamburg, I am delighted to welcome a brand-new strand to our German offering, in the shape of the Screen and Film Faculty. It seems like a very natural evolution for us to broaden our creative portfolio in Berlin by opening ourselves up to a new sector of the arts in which we have many years of experience in the UK.

As well as being a world-renowned hub for music, the city is also at the beating heart of a huge renaissance for film in Germany. I look forward to sharing everything our college has to offer prospective students of film and TV, and to meeting and nurturing the talents of the very first group to enrol on this brand-new degree course.”

Put yourself right in the heart of the action at the new Screen and Film Faculty Berlin. What are you waiting for? You are wanted on Set! Book onto one of our exclusive Open Days.

The Screen and Film Faculty in Berlin will soon be open for applications. The course on offer for 2022 is: BA (Hons) Filmmaking.


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