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Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris

La Fémis et Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

The ATELIER LUDWIGSBURG-PARIS is a one-year full-time continuous training program to enhance competitiveness of the European film industry. The program is organized by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and La Fémis in Paris.




Without project




01 October 2022 - 31 August 2023

Application deadline

31 May 2022

The up to 18 participants are post graduates in equal parts from Germany, France and around the world up to around 30 years old, and form a class of future producers and distributors, every year. The curriculum covers all stages in the making of audiovisual projects: script and project development, financing, production, distribution and marketing for the global film industry. The teachers are all currently active in the European Film Industry and beyond.

Learning objectives is a wide-ranging understanding of all aspects of the film business via theoretical and practical study units. The rate of graduates finding work in the audiovisual market has reached almost 100% in the previous years which proves the excellence and resulting reputation of the ATELIER LUDWIGSBURG-PARIS post graduate training program.

The program begins in Ludwigsburg, from there it moves to Paris, and in February all participants attend the Berlinale Film Festival. Then, they go to London for a session with the NFTS (National Film and Television School), before coming back to Ludwigsburg for the 2nd session. This is followed by an internship with a European distribution company, before participants return to La Fémis for their May session. The program includes longer visits to film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin and Cannes.

As a final project, the up to 18 participants produce a series of short films in international pairs either in Ludwigsburg or in Paris. The films are co-produced and broadcast by SWR/ARTE.

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