Living in Berlin

Living in Berlin

Looking to build your future in the screen industries?  Met Film School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

One of the most inexpensive capital cities in Europe, Berlin is now booming, in more ways than one. It has officially become one of Europe’s most visited cities, but it appears that tourists don’t just visit the city; many never want to leave! With every fifth resident possessing a migrant background, it’s a city of great diversity and culture.

Berlin has been the most talked-about startup hub in Europe for some time now, having all the ingredients for a dynamic, entrepreneurial city. Startups are appealing for some expats, as the scene in Berlin is young, energetic and offers a lot of variety. Berlin is also an ideal base for creatives and the self-employed, perfect for those interested in a career in the screen arts.


WHY BERLIN?

  1. People look to Berlin for the latest trends in lifestyle, music and art. Inspired by this outpouring of creativity, growing numbers of artists are arriving in the city from around the world, making it one of Europe's most exciting destinations.

  2. Berlin is a city of art, artists and museums. More than 170 museums, including those on the famous museum island, put the treasures of the world on public display.

  3. The Underground (U-bahn), the overground Schnellbahn (S-bahn) and Ringbahn provide comprehensive access to most parts of Berlin and run through the night on weekends- it's a city that never sleeps!

  4. The Berlinale is one of the top international film festivals in Europe and the well-respected Berlinale Talent Campus has included discussions by key
    film figures such as Jane Campion, Michel Gondry and Gael Garcia Bernal.

  5. The Landscape Film Festival launched in Berlin 2014- it challenges students to produce a short film set on the streets of Berlin to reflect the city's mindset of collaboration and spontaneity.


FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE

Met Film School Berlin does not offer student accommodation, however, Berlin offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets.

Please see the following websites:

Settle in Berlin: http://www.settle-in-berlin.com/find-a-flat-in-berlin-apartement

Airbnb: https://de.airbnb.com/

WG-Gesucht: www.wg-gesucht.de

Crocodilian: www.rooms-in-berlin.com

Xpat Rentals: berlin.xpatrentals.com

Sublet.com Berlin: berlin.sublet.com

Ex-Berliner Flat Rentals: www.exberlinerflatrentals.com

Studenten WG: www.studenten-wg.de

House of Nations: house-of-nations.de

Bars and Cafes:

Michelberger Hotel, Warschauer Str. 39/40, 10243 Berlin

Laidak, Boddinstraße 42/43, 12053 Berlin

Goldberg Bar, Reuterstraße 40,12047 Berlin

Mama Bar, Hobrechtstraße 61, 12047 Berlin

John Muir, Skalitzer Str. 51, 10997 Berlin

Vor Wien Cafe & Bar, Skalitzer Str. 41, 10997 Berlin

Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo – Filmkunst Videothek , Reichenberger Str. 133

Cafes

Five Elephant, Reichenberger Str. 101, 10999 Berlinee)

Tischendorf, Friedelstraße 25, 12047 Berlin

Fräulein Frost, Friedelstraße 38, 12047 Berlin

Restaurant Recommendations:

Papilles, Flughafenstraße 25, 12053 Berlin

Santa Maria Mexican Diner, Oranienstraße 170, 10999 Berlin

The Bird in Xberg, Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin

Hasir, Adalbertstraße 12, 10999 Berlin

Maroush, Adalbertstraße 93, 10999 Berlin

Piri’s Chicken Burgers, Wiener Straße 31, 10999 Berlin

Restaurant Bastard, Reichenberger Str. 122, 10999 Berlin

Hamy Café, Hasenheide 10, 10967 Berlin

Spätzleexpress, Wiener Straße 11, 10999 Berlin

Room 77, Graefestraße 77, 10967 Berlin

Doyum Restaurant 37, Admiralstraße 36, 10999 Berlin