Met Film School History

Met Film School History

10 Years of Met Film School

BA Graduate Stories

YouTube Space Berlin

Here are a few key moments in Met Film School's story...

2003

First 8-week course takes places in Clapham, London.

2005

Met Film School moves into Ealing Studios, London. First unaccredited one-year course begins.

Met Film acquires postproduction business and launches Met Film Post – a cutting-edge facility offering full post production services for feature films and more.

2006

Met launches Met Film Production – an independent production company making high quality, relevant and ambitious fiction and documentary feature films for theatrical release.

2009

BA Practical Filmmaking launches with 119 enrolments. Meanwhile, Met Film Production’s Little Ashes and French Film are released in the UK and other territories.

2010

Graduation film, Sterke Verhalen (Tall Stories), is released in 34 cities across Holland and Belgium.

Met Film Production’s The Infidel opens in over 40 territories.

2011

Tribeca premiere graduation film, Paper, alongside Met Film Production’s Donor Unknown, which is released in UK cinemas.

2012

Met Film School Berlin opens at Havel Studios!

Met Film Production’s Town of Runners, conceived and co-produced by graduate Dan Demissie, opens in Tribeca and is released in cinemas in the UK by Dogwoof.

2013

Due to a growth in numbers over 2012 Met Film School Berlin moves to a new premises at BUFA studios with increased facilties for students. The studio has been home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and is one of the oldest film studios in Europe.

There were commercial releases in the UK and other territories for a number of graduate films including Project Wild Thing (David Bond), Papadopoulos & Sons (Marcus Markou) and White Lie (Nyima Cartier). The High Price of Gold (Ross Domoney) wins top prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

Met Film Production also released Village at the End of the World and The Great Hip Hop Hoax.

2014

Further award success for Met graduates including B for Boy (Chika Anadu) winning best feature film at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Auschwitz On My Mind (Assaf Machnes) wins Best Short Film Awards at five different film festivals.

and in 2015...

Met Film School collaborates with YouTube to launch
YouTube Space Berlin @ Met Film School, a large studio with
production and training facilities for YouTube Creators and
Met Film School students. This is one of only six YouTube Creator
Spaces worldwide and one of only 2 based within a film school globally.

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Student films secure 52 festival screenings and 10 prizes are won by graduates including;

Met Film Production release Jerry Rothwell’s How to Change the World to glowing reviews. The documentary has already won several awards, been nominated in future competitions and has recently secured a Stateside release.

Currently…

82% of graduates from the school’s undergraduate courses are now working in the creative industries in permanent, contract or freelance positions*. 45% of its students are female. There are over 300 students studying full-time courses and over 700 students are enrolled on the school’s short courses. Between them these students will make 800 short films, 3 feature films and 3 TV series over the year*.

* 2015 Graduate Survey