Professional Development

Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH / La Fémis

Deadline: 31 May 2017 at 23:55

The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is a one-year training programme for European film producers and distributors at the beginning of their career. The programme is organised jointly by the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and La Fémis in Paris. Top executives from the film and media industry teach classes focusing on script and project development, financing, production, distribution and marketing. Each participant produces a short film as Franco-German co-production, along with ARTE and the local channel SWR. The Atelier aims to awaken curiosity and enthusiasm for the French and German language, culture and mindset and to set up and develop a network of young European producers.

The taught modules in Ludwigsburg, Paris and London convey practical and theoretical knowledge about financing, film funding, script development, calculating a budget, drawing up a shooting schedule and shooting a film.

Please note: In 2017/2018, applications by only English-speaking candidates will be accepted. But it is not only hoped that candidates will have a knowledge of German or French, they will also be obliged to take language courses before the beginning of the programme and attend language classes which will be organized during the sessions in Ludwigsburg. The first two parts of the programme will be interpreted simultaneously (German-English or French-English) or the classes will be held entirely in English.

The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is open for applications of non-European candidates in order to support young non-European professionals who intend to work mainly in Europe to gain or improve their abilities or knowledge of the European film industry.

Find Application form and more information here:
Fees: €1,500 tuition fee plus costs for accommodation in Ludwigsburg, Paris and London (€2,900)
Status: 2016/2017, prices are subject to change

Location: International

For further information, please contact (, or call 0049 7141 969 82 501, or visit

The deadline is Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 23:55.

Education / Film