travel and living expenses during study visits
part of the accommodation costs in Paris and London
It is possible to apply for a stipend - for further information, please contact the Atelier managers.
The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is aimed at European graduates from film schools or other relevant courses of study. Applicants should already have acquired some professional experience in the film industry to serve as a foundation to this intensive and specific training course on film production and distribution from a European perspective. Candidates should be from one of the MEDIA countries (EU countries, Croatia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland), be under 30 and must have a good knowledge of English, and of either French or German. German applicants should send their applications to the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, French applicants should submit their applications to La fémis in Paris. Applicants from other EU countries may submit their application to either La fémis or the Film Academy, depending on their language skills. If their initial application is not successful, applicants may make submit one further application to participate in Atelier. Find out on the Atelier website how to apply.
The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is a one-year training programme for budding European film producers and distributors. Well-regarded professionals from the film and media industry teach classes on production and distribution.
The atelier aims to:
The taught modules in Ludwigsburg (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg), Paris (La Fémis) and London (NFTS) convey practical and theoretical knowledge about financing, film funding, script development, calculating a budget, drawing up a shooting schedule and shooting a film. These modules also cover contract law, as well as film distribution and world sales. Additionally, the study trips to the international film festivals in Berlin and Cannes offer participants a chance to discover what a festival has to offer, how the festivals are organised and the opportunities they present. Students receive official film professional accreditation, allowing them access to film screenings, the Film Market and many other festival events.
Read more about the programme course here.
The development and production of short films is a leitmotif running through the entire course. Since 2003 each class has produced a series of short films on a stipulated topic in the form of a co-production with ARTE and SWR. ATELIER participants assume the role of producers here.
Mainly in Ludwigsburg, Germany (at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) and in Paris, France (La Fémis). Additionally, study trips are organised to Strasbourg (visit to the broadcaster ARTE), Munich (visit to ARRI post production, the ARRI cinema and Bavaria Film), Angers (Premiers Plans Festival), London (study session at NFTS) and to the Berlinale and Cannes Film Festivals.
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