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The region provides excellent conditions for young professionals.
Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television
For example, the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television (HFF) is located at the very heart of the Babelsberg studio complex. The HFF's close proximity to local studios and its numerous cooperation agreements with major industry players allow students to enjoy hands-on practical training at one of the largest film schools in Europe. The HFF offers all major study programmes, including directing, producing, dramaturgy, acting and animation.
German Film and Television Academy (dffb)
The renowned German Film and Television Academy (dffb) has produced some of Germany's most prominent international filmmakers such as Wolfgang Petersen and Wolfgang Becker. Today, the dffb's teaching staff includes personalities such as cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and director Mike Leigh. In 1999, a unique and highly successful advanced training programme for TV producers was created in cooperation with German broadcasters. Each year, films students receive numerous invitations and awards, among them the German Short Film Award and the Student Oscars.
EMC and UFA Lab
The ENTERTAINMENT MASTER CLASS(EMC), an international format academy located in Potsdam, represents a globally unique training for the development, production, marketing and distribution of entertainment TV formats. In 2009, UFA - Germany's leader in the film of film and TV production - launched the UFA Lab, a support programme that gives young talent the opportunity to create content for new media and to develop this content into market-ready products.