This course is open to students, filmmakers, and journalists, who are interested in German film and media culture.
The specialised course "Film Culture in Germany" can only be chosen in combination with and in addition to the language course "Language and Society in Modern Germany". The specialised course in the afternoon takes up eight hours per week and the language course in the morning takes up 20 hours per week. Our weekly programme will be rounded off by practical and informational seminars on German culture and society with 12 hours of lessons per week.
In this four-week course, the basics of film analysis of German films will be taught. Based on this, a joint intercultural film concept will be developed. After learning the technical skills including camera work, light and sound technique, participants will produce and subsequently finalise a film at the cutting table. The course aims to produce a film in an international team and premiere it at the farewell party. Excursions to a film and TV production company in the area and presentations by external speakers (filmmakers, film producers, etc.) will be integrated.
Overview of the course content:
- History of documentary and feature films in Germany
- Media competence: thoughts on dealing with the medium of film
- Producing one or several short films (documentary, experimental or feature film), including conception, realisation, cutting and presentation
- Analysis of selected historical and current German documentary and feature films
- Excursion to a film or TV production company