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The history of the Film Academy

In 2016, the Film Academy celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over the years, it has developed from the maker of one much-ridiculed project, to one of the most prestigious addresses in the field of film studies.

Click here to read a chronological overview of the Film Academy’s history: PDF.

Here is an overview of the directors of the Film Academy since it was founded in 1991.

Artistic Directors
1991 – 2000: Prof Albrecht Ade
2001 – 2004: Prof Dr Arthur Hofer
since 2005: Prof Thomas Schadt; sole director since 2007

Commercial Directors
1991 – 1997: Ernst O. Schulze
1998 – 2007: Hans-Joachim Steck

Animation Institute management
2002 – 2015: Prof Thomas Haegele
since 2015: Prof Andreas Hykade

Administrative Directors
1991 – 1997: Dittmar Lumpp
since 2007: Ulrike Andraschko and Günter Herwig