The Filmakademie BW
The Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg was founded in 1991 as a publicly funded film school in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is one of the most internationally renowned film schools and known for its Institute for Animation and Visual Effects. The project-oriented curriculum triggers learning by doing during all the different stages of a film and television production. More than 300 highly qualified experts from the film and media business instruct the students and take care of their projects. About 250 films of all genres and formats with top rankings on international festivals are produced every year by teams of students enrolled in scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, animation, series, film production, film score, sound design and production design.
The legal structure of the Filmakademie is that of a charitable limited liability company. Since 1997 the Filmakademie is financed by the budget of the state Baden-Württemberg. The purpose of the Academy is project driven education, research and development in the area of film-making and film- and media production.