The best way to learn filmmaking is to make films, with the support and guidance of experienced industry practitioners. MetFilm School tutors are working industry professionals who 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, and collectively have been nominated and have won numerous awards.

MetFilm School Berlin employs a mixture of talent from the international film industry. Not only will students be taught by industry professionals, with up to date knowledge of the industry, they will also develop a network of contacts by engaging with professionals during their time at the school to enable them to launch their career.

Please find a selection of the School’s faculty members below.



Arpad is a German composer, director and editor.  He is known for his work on SOKO 5113 (1978), The Secret Bank Bailout (2013) and Der Pornojäger – Eine Hatz zwischen Lust und Politik (1989). See IMDB profile:


As an award-winning Director of Photography, Carl has shot numerous movies for TV / Cinema, TV episodes, commercials and documentaries. He is based in Berlin.  See IMDB profile:


Nora Mandray is an award-winning French filmmaker based in Berlin. From 2011 to 2012, Mandray lived in Detroit in order to write and direct a trilogy of short documentaries about the bankrupt city’s reinvention. Its first installment, 3 Acres in Detroit, premiered at the Berlinale in 2014 and has screened worldwide since – it tells the story of a willful urban farmer who sets out to transform an abandoned house into a greenhouse. Mandray holds a double-Master’s degree from the University of California-Los Angeles film school and from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris.  See IMDB profile:


Alasdair Reid is a composer within feature filmmaking, with work included in 1 winner and 3 nominees at BAFTA.  In 2006 he went on to win the prestigious volkswagen score prize at the Berlin Film Festival.  See IMDB profile:


John Burgan is an award-winning London-born filmmaker based in Berlin since 1992. After training at the BBC and the UK’s National Film & TV School, he has worked in the German capital as a director, writer and editor, mainly in the documentary field. His first feature-length film “Memory of Berlin”, made in 1998 in English and German versions for ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel has been repeatedly broadcast and screened at many international film festivals, as well as recently being selected for the Chris Marker retrospective in Paris. He has a broad range of credits, from political documentaries to music clips and commissioned films, reality and corporate projects. As an educator, over the past two decades John has taught filmmaking to students in Germany, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Italy and Poland and in 2015 he was awarded the title of Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales. He is an active member in the CILECT international network of film schools. See IMDB profile:

As a producer, Sol’s credits include Doll, the Fatso and Me, Youth and Petit. His graduate feature film premiered at the Berlinale 2012 and was nominated at the 2012 European Film Awards. He co-runs One Two Films, a successful Berlin based film company.  See IMDB profile:




Helle is an editor for film and TV.  Recent credits include Jesus & Josefine, Archipelago, Unrelated and The Chef’s Letter.  See IMDB profile:


Jan is a writer/ director for film and TV.  Jan has Director credits on The Bill, Großstadtrevier, In aller Freundschaft – Die jungen Ärzte, Coast Guard and Holby City.  See IMDB profile:


Sven is a director and writer, known for Emma’s Bliss (2006), My Brother the Vampire (2001) and Counting Sheep (2000).  See IMDB profile:


Matthias Lutthardt is a graduate of the German School for Cinema and Television (DFFP). After making two shorts in 2001, he received a nomination to the Silver Wolf Award at the 2004 Amsterdam International Film Festival for his feature-length documentary Menschen brauchen Hobbies. In 2003 he was the production manager for the Ugandan film Full of Energy. In the Summer of 2005, soon after graduating from the Konrad Wolf School in Postdam-Babelsberg, he started shooting his first fiction film, Pingpong, a tense drama that gained much critical acclaim.  See IMDB profile:

Jason is an alumnus of UCLA’s MFA directing programme and a Student Academy Award finalist. His films have screened at festivals including SXSW, Los Angeles, BFI London, Locarno and many others. His first non-fiction book, A Practical Guide to Film School will be published by Focal Press later this year.  See IMDB profile:


Soenke is a camera operator with recent credits including Hollywood blockbusters The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Cloud Atlas.  See IMDB profile:


Roman has extensive experience working as a Cinematographer, with credits including Pride and Prejudice (2005), Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007) and Neds (2010).  See IMDB profile:


Claus is an award-winning cinematographer working in television and cinema. His credits include Tatort, Zischke, Rosenheim Cops and Unser Charly.  See IMDB profile:


Henner is a writer and director in Berlin, and his films Klassenfahrt (2001), and Lucy (2006) were shown at numerous festivals (Berlinale, London Film Festival and Karlovy Vary) and won international awards and critical acclaim.  See IMDB profile:


Ralph is Director of Photography with over 20-years experience working on feature films, TV series, documentaries and various art installations. His cinema credits include Silent Waters, 3 Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass, Ritterinnen and Endstation Sehnsüchte.  See IMDB profile:

Rick is an American-born writer-director based in Berlin. His feature documentaries include Heaven on Earth (FIPA dOr), Homemade Hillbilly Jam (Hot Docs, True/False, Sheffield Doc/Fest) and Forgetting Dad (Special Jury Award, IDFA).  See IMDB profile: