HFF to become first German film university
The Konrad Wolf College of Film and Television (HFF for short in German) in Potsdam-Babelsberg has now been recognised as the first film university in Germany. Now in its 60th year, it will be rechristened the Konrad Wolf Film University Babelsberg at an official ceremony on 8 July 2014. By becoming a film university, the HFF will be able to more meaningfully tie its practical training programmes to substantive research. The school promotes research fields that are of outstanding importance, both nationally and internationally, to the development of the film and media industry.
Moving forward, the university will have among its core activities research in all divisions of the film school (technical, media studies, artistic), offer new interdisciplinary programmes, and promote close cooperation with other universities and research institutions. Moreover, the state has granted the film university the right to confer doctoral degrees in media studies.
In future, the film university will be very adequately and robustly financed with around 14 million euros this year and slightly more than 14 million a year from 2015 to 2018.
DOK Leipzig offers its congratulations on the 60th anniversary and looks forward to continued cooperation with the Konrad Wolf Film University Babelsberg.