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Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris

Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is a one-year full-time continuous training programme which contributes to enhancing the competitiveness of the European film industry by developing a new generation of European producers and distributors.

October to December:
Ludwigsburg, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Class work, excursion to Strasbourg and start of developing short film project.

Paris, film school La Fémis.
Class work and visit to Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, France.

Berlin, Berlinale
Informative workshop during the film festival, and attendance
at the Berlinale as an accredited visitor.

London, National Film and Television School.
Class work at the NFTS in London.

Ludwigsburg, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Class work and excursion to Munich.
Jointly organised by La Fémis in Paris and Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, the curriculum includes development, financing, production, distribution and marketing for the European film market.

The programme begins in October in Ludwigsburg. In January it shifts to Paris, and in mid-February all participants attend the Berlin Film Festival. They then move on to London for a two-week session with the NFTS (National Film and Television School), before they go back to Ludwigsburg for their March session. A four-week period of work experience with a European distribution company follows, before participants return to La Fémis for their May session.

The programme also includes visits to film festivals such as Angers, Berlin, and Cannes with an international sales module.

As a final project, the 18 participants produce a series of nine short films, which are co-produced and broadcast by SWR/ARTE.

Young professionals, postgraduates of film schools, law schools, business schools, and other universities, with practical work experience and strong motivation in film will all benefit from this course.
Learning outcomesA wide-ranging and tangible understanding of all aspects of the film business, case-study-based approach to different markets, the knowledge to foster joint projects.

Target groupProducers, Distributors & sales agents, Festival managers, Funders & financiers, Lawyers
Requirements University degree, maximum age 30. Proficiency in English, knowledge of French or German.
Without project
1500 Additional fees for participation in accommodation and travel.
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