Deutsch-Französische Filmakademie
Filamakademie Baden-Württemberg
La Femis

How to apply

The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris aims to attract European graduates from film schools or other relevant courses of study. Applicants should already have acquired some professional experience in the film industry. This will serve as a foundation for the intensive and specific training course on film production and distribution from a European perspective.
The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is open to non-European candidates. It wants to support young non-European professionals who intend to work mainly in Europe and therefore aim at improving their abilities or gaining new competence.
Please note: In 2016/2017, 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.


Candidates should be under 30.


Please sumbit the following documents in (German or) English language and in electronic form via email (up to 3 MB, to Anne Christine Knoth):



  • Application form
  • Tabular CV (including a photo)
  • Description of your motivation to participate in the Atelier and your idea of the professional pathway you would like to follow after this training (max. 1 DIN A4 page)
  • Portrait of a real, prominent producer who fascinates you (max. 2 DIN A4 pages)
  • Description of a film that has come into the cinemas in the last 24 months and that impressed you greatly (max. 2 DIN A4 pages)
  • Copy of secondary school leaving certificate
  • Copy of degree certificate
  • Proof of at least 6 months of practical experience in the film industry and at least 4 weeks experience on set (placements etc.)
  • Proof of good English skills (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate, (study) time abroad) and/or good German skills for English-speaking candidates
  • Copy of identity card or travel document (passport)
  • Optional: a file (or link) with two-minute films (extracts, work samples, montages)


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. Candidates with little or no knowledge of German or French should send their applications to the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg.

If their initial application is not successful, applicants may submit one further application to participate in the Atelier.

The closing date for applications for the 2016/2017 course is 31 May.
The interviews will take place at 20 and 21 June 2016 in Ludwigsburg.

German-speaking applicants should refer to the documents provided in the German section of this site. French-speaking applicants should refer to the documents provided in the website of La Fémis (  English speaking candidates with little or no knowledge of German or French find information on how to apply here:


Application form  

Additional information on the application