Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris

 Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris


The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is a one-year training programme for young European film producers and distributors. Well-regarded professionals from the film and media industry teach classes on production and distribution.

The Atelier aims to

• convey comprehensive knowledge with a strong practical slant about the European film industry, focussing on script and project development, financing, production, distribution and marketing

• set up and develop a network of young European producers

• establish contacts in the European film industry

• awaken curiosity and enthusiasm for the French and German language, culture and mindset

The Short Film Productions of Atelier

Every year, nine short films based on the same theme are created as part of Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris. The series are Franco-German co-productions and are produced by ARTE, SWR, Baden-Württemberg Film Academy and La fémis.

In addition to premieres in Ludwigsburg and Paris, all the films are presented at the Max Ophüls Preis Festival and broadcast on ARTE. The short films since 2007 can be seen on ARTE Creative. Exclusively on ARTE Creative: the web-serie "Wireless" in which the Atelier alumni Nicolas Rouilleault explores the theme of the borders.

Many of the shorts have been screened at numerous festivals and have won various awards.

Course Structure

Station 1 | October – December – 1st Session Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Station 2 | January – 1st Session La fémis / study trip to Premiers Plans Festival in Angers

Station 3 | February – Berlinale

Station 4 | February – Session at NFTS London

Station 5 | March – 2nd Session Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Station 6 | April – Internship with distribution company or world sales agent

Station 7 | May – 2nd Session La fémis / Cannes Festival

Station 8 | June - August – Short film production in Ludwigsburg or Paris

For more information, see:  http://atelier-ludwigsburg-paris.de/en/program/course.html

How to apply

The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris is aimed at European graduates from film schools or other relevant courses of study. Applicants should already have acquired some professional experience in the film industry to serve as a foundation to this intensive and specific training course on film production and distribution from a European perspective.

For more information, see:  http://atelier-ludwigsburg-paris.de/en/program/admission.html


Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Anne Christine Knoth
Akademiehof 10
D-71638 Ludwigsburg
Tel: +49-(0)7141-969-501
Fax: +49-(0)7141-969-511
E-Mail:  anne_christine.knoth(at)filmakademie.de

La fémis
Christine Ghazarian
6, rue Francoeur
F-75018 Paris
Tel. +33-(0)1 53 41 22 11
Fax. +33-(0)1 53 41 02 80
E-Mail:  c.ghazarian(at)femis.fr