French school La Fémis and german school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg’s common continuous training programme open for applications until May 31

Following the system of dual diplomas which exist in Europe, La Fémis (french National School of Image and Sound) and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg have created a common continuous training programme, validated by both schools.Although designed for young European producers, the programme is now admitting non-European candidates, in order to support non-European professionals who intend to work in and with Europe to gain and improve their knowledge and expertise of the European industry.

This one-year fulltime programme designed for young European producers and distributors was created with the support of the French and German states, the MEDIA programme and the OFAJ. Since 2007, one session of the course takes place in London in partnership with the National Film and Television School of Beaconsfield.

The programme’s main objective is to offer a new generation of future producers and distributors a realistic and concrete view of present strategies in screenwriting, financing, production, distribution, marketing and selling of European cinematic works, specifically in France, Germany, and the UK. The other objective of this course is to teach participants the development in common of a commissioned production.

Young professionals graduated from universities or film schools (minimum baccalaureate + 3) with prior experience in audiovisual production or very motivated by this sector, coming from the wider European Union, and also from non-European countries, and not over the age of 30.

– Workshops, seminars and meetings with professionals
– Practical case studies
– Active presence at Angers/Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin and Cannes film festivals
– Production of a short film project

The training takes place in France, Germany and England from the beginning of October until the end of August and is divided into 6 sessions: 2 sessions in Ludwigsburg at the Filmakademie of Baden- Württemberg, 2 sessions at La Fémis in Paris with an active presence of one week at the Angers/Clermont-Ferrand and Cannes film festivals, 1 session in London at the NFTS, and 1 session in Berlin during the Berlinale. The training languages are either in French or in German and English.

How to apply: the registration procedure is available on the website of La Fémis, and on the website of the programme.