Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris

Similar to the dual diplomas available in Europe, La Fémis and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg jointly created in 2001 a common continuous training programme, validated by both schools.
This full time one-year course designed for young European producers and distributors was created with the support of the French and German states, the MEDIA programme and the OFAJ (the French-German Youth Office). Since 2007, it includes a two week session in London in partnership with the National Film and Television School, with the support of the French Institute in London.

Objective

The objective of the course is to offer a new generation of future producers and distributors a realistic and concrete view of current strategies in screenwriting, financing, co-producing, distributing, marketing and selling films in Europe, specifically in France, Germany and the UK. It is also to teach participants the development of a commissioned production in common.

Since its launch in 2001, including the class of 2017, 280 young professionals of 24 different nationalities (Austria / Belgium / Bulgaria / Czech Republic / Finland / France / Georgia / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Israel / Italy / Netherlands / Poland / Portugal / Republic of Macedonia / Romania / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / United Kingdom) have benefited from the training. In 2005, an alumni network was initiated by former participants, the Atelier Network.

Target audience

University or film school graduates (minimum three years of higher education) with prior experience in the audiovisual production and very motivated by this sector, coming from the wider European Union and aged 30 or under.

Programme

- Workshops, seminars and meetings with professionals,
- Practical case studies.
- Active participation at the Angers, Berlin and Cannes film festivals,
- Production of a short film.

Calendar

Training takes place in France, Germany and the UK from the beginning of October until the end of August and is divided into six consecutive sessions: 2 sessions at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, 2 sessions at La Fémis with an active presence at the Angers and Cannes film festivals, 1 session in London at the NFTS, and 1 session in Berlin during the Berlinale.

Working languages: French OR German AND English.

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