Met Film School Berlin
Met Film School opened its doors to budding filmmakers nearly ten years ago, and following its success we are delighted to launch our Berlin campus. Met Film School Berlin follows the same ethos as our London School, offering intensive practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an active film studio. All of our classes are taught in English as part of our continuing commitment to provide students with active participatory learning, professional development and self-exploration. It's also possible for overseas students to work whilst studying in Germany.
Met Film School Berlin is based in the beautiful Havel Film Studios, which is steeped in history. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a popular tourist destination for Berliners due to its stunning location and spacious grounds right on Stoessensee. During the war years the buildings were badly damaged and restoration followed in 1945 when the building was reopened as ARCA film studios. During the1950’s the Fa Film Company also used the studios for smaller productions. In 1984 VTTV bought the studios, however from 2001 to 2003 the studios lay dormant until the photographer and filmmaker Bernd Böhm took over the Studios and saved them from ruin with a complete renovation.
Today the studios are an integral part of the Berlin film studio landscape. Producers, photographers and set designers value the idyllic setting, its convenient location to the city, and the facilities available such as green screen and stages with incredibly high ceilings. At present the studios are mostly used to create advertising for TV, cinema and the Internet as well as music videos.
The Havel Studios is also used for cinematic films such as Oscar-nominated Wim Wenders' 1984 film Paris, Texas and also his 1987 film Wings of Desire, and of course Bernd Böhm’s own films were produced at the studios.