Students at Met Film School are exposed to various opportunities to work with external clients to create commercial projects. Projects are mentored and overseen by experienced Met Film School professionals. In the past, this has included exclusive competitions for Met Film School Berlin students.
In 2014, BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking student Rusanna Danielian won €2000 in an exclusive competition sponsored by Swiss pharmaceutical company Devirex – her film ‘Kiss for a Rose’ being used as an international commercial for the company.
“KNOWING THAT MY FILM WILL BE NOW USED AS A COMMERCIAL IS TOTALLY AWESOME. BUT IT IS NOTHING COMPARED WITH THE PRIDE THAT I HAVE IN MY WORK. I NOW HAVE A PROVEN REASON TO BELIEVE IN MY ABILITIES!”
One-Year (Cert HE) Practical Filmmaking, 2014
At Met Film School we believe that the best way to learn the practical skills needed to work in the creative industries is by making your own content, with the support and guidance of experienced industry practitioners. All of our tutors are working industry professionals, all with a broad international experience in the screen arts. They are as passionate about teaching as they are about film. Tutors are chosen for their knowledge of their discipline as well as their ability to inspire.
Met Film School Berlin has a great mix of international tutors but an even greater mix of international students (61 students from 32 countries in Nov 2014). Met Film students learn to visually communicate across cultural borders and points of views. They acquire a solid practical, technical and storytelling knowledge that will enables them to work across a huge range of international co-productions or in any one particular national industry if they wish to do so.
Through the on-site partnership with YouTube Spaces, students will also benefit from the organic collaborations with YouTube creators and experts during shared events, productions, seminars and screenings.
Met Film School Berlin staff are dedicated to helping students navigate the festival and commercial world of film to maximise opportunities for their projects. Staff provide information and advice to students and graduates on film festival strategy and on the other opportunities for exhibiting their work, including emerging online platforms.
Example of Festival Success:
Simon Adegbenro graduated from the One-Year (Cert HE) Practical Filmmaking programme in 2015. His graduation film Temporary Discomfort has screened at numerous festivals including Shortcuts Berlin, Berlin Independent Film Festival, Boddinale Film Festival Berlin, International Filmmakers Festival of World Cinema and Landes Film Festival Berlin, where it won two awards in the Best Drama and Best Actress categories. Find out more on his website.