Filmacademy Vienna

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Film Academy Vienna
Filmakademie Wien
PresidentClaudia Walkensteiner-Preschl

The Film Academy Vienna (Filmakademie Wien) is the Institute for Film and Television at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.


The offered programs (Bachelor/Master's degree) are:

  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Production

There is also a Digital Art - Compositing program (Master only).

During the first two years of study, students take classes in all programs, before they specialize in the field of study they applied for.


The application process takes place once a year: After completing given assignments, some of the applicants will be invited for one week of tests and interviews. The Filmacademy Vienna admits 15 to 20 new students per year.


The current faculty consists of internationally acclaimed filmmakers:

  • Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger in directing
  • Götz Spielmann, Sandra Bohle and Kathrin Resetarits in screenwriting
  • Wolfgang Thaler and Thomas Benesch in cinematography
  • Michael Hudecek in editing
  • Martin Stegmayer in digital-art compositing
  • Danny Krausz in production

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Coordinates: 48°11′48″N 16°22′56″E / 48.19667°N 16.38222°E / 48.19667; 16.38222