University of Television and Film Munich

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University of Television and Film Munich
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (logo).png
Type Public
Established July 19, 1966 (1966-07-19)
First course started 1967/68
President Prof. Bettina Reitz
Academic staff
84
Undergraduates 346
Location Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Departments 5
Affiliations CILECT
Website www.hff-muc.de
New HFF campus building

The University of Television and Film Munich (German: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, short: HFF Munich) is a publicly funded film school in Munich, Germany. The school was established in 1966 by decree of the Bavarian government. The University of Television and Film Munich is one of Germany's most reputable film schools with about 350 students enrolled. The school has celebrated its 50th anniversary in July 2017.[1]

Courses[edit]

Application deadline is February 28 of any calendar year. The examination questions for new applicants can be downloaded or ordered by mail from 15 November.[2] The teacher to student ratio is about 1:9, the staff to student ratio is approximately 1:4.[3] There are five different degree programs you can apply for:[4]

  • Department III - Film and Television Drama Directing (7-9 places)
  • Department IV - Documentary Film and Television Reportage Directing (7-9 places)
  • Department V - Film Production and Media Economics (10-15 places)
  • Department VI - Screenplay (7-9 places)
  • Department VII - Cinematography (5-7 places)

All students have to attend classes coordinated by departments I (Media and Communication Studies) and II (Media Technology).

Additionally, students may choose from interdepartmental lectures in three fields:[5]

  • Creative Writing
  • TV Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Serial Storytelling

The new building of the University of Television and Film Munich was inaugurated in 2011, featuring three cinemas, a VR cinema and four film studios[6].

Rank[edit]

The film school has been selected as one the 15 best film schools world wide by the American entertainment trade magazines Variety[7] and The Hollywood Reporter[8] in 2012, 2014[9], 2017 and 2018[10].

Success at the Academy Awards[edit]

HFF alumni have been nominated or have received an Academy Award. Wim Wenders has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature three times:'Buena Vista Social Club in 2000'[11], Pina (film) in 2012 and [[The Salt of the Earth (2014 film)] in 2015. Caroline Link was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1997 with her film [[Beyond Silence (1996 film)] and won the Academy Award for Nowhere in Africa in 2003.

In 2005 the docudrama The Story of the Weeping Camel was nominated for the Academy Award for The Best Documentary Feature. Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck won the same Academy Award in 2007 with his debut film The Lives of Others.

In 2017, the comedy Toni Erdmann by producer and director Maren Ade was nominated for the Academy Award for The Best Foreign Language Film. In 2018, Ades and her co-producer Janine Jackowski, also a HFF alumna, international co-production A Fantastic Woman won this award.

Florian Gallenberger won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short with his film Quiero ser (I want to be...) in 2000. HFF students have also been gold winners at the Student Academy Awards in 1994, 2000, 2014 and 2016[12].

Distinguished Alumni[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Juliane A. Ahrens, Judith Früh, Judith Westermann (eds.): Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. 50 Jahre - 50 Filme. Eine unverschämte Auswahl. Munich 2017.
  • Peter c. Slansky (ed.): Vom Widerstand des Geräts. 50 Jahre HFF München, 50 Absolventen, 50 Filmgeräte. Munich 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°06′33″N 11°35′54″E / 48.10916°N 11.59831°E / 48.10916; 11.59831

References[edit]

  1. ^ HFF Magazin 2008/2009, Editor: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
  2. ^ Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
  3. ^ HFF Magazin 2008/2009, Editor: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
  4. ^ [1]
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  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [http://variety.com/2017/film/spotlight/entertainment-education-film-school-roundup-1202395702/
  8. ^ [4]
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  10. ^ [6]
  11. ^ [7]
  12. ^ [ https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_Academy_Awards]