Eight-week Documentary Filmmaking, Short Course | MetFilm School | Berlin, Germany
2 months
4250 EUR/full
4250 EUR/full
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If you’re passionate about Documentary film and TV, this Eight-week Documentary Filmmaking course from MetFilm School Berlin will bring that ambition to life by training you in the practical knowledge needed to create an engaging story for the screen.

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From conception to final edit, our students go on to create short documentary pieces which showcase their newly acquired technical skill set in creating professional content for the screen. Ultimately we are hoping to launch the careers of the documentary filmmakers of tomorrow.

The Eight-week Documentary Filmmaking course from  MetFilm School Berlin is an intensive programme in the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. 

Taught by an industry-professional experienced documentary filmmaker, the programme provides essential training in the use of professional cameras and industry-standard editing software.

Students are given a background in the history of documentary and will review examples of successful documentaries to better understand the marketplace today. 

Students will research, write, produce and edit their own short film under the guidance of an industry-professional tutor.


Graduates go on to make their own documentaries which have screened on TV and at festivals, or set up their own production companies to create content for clients.  

Alumni from our London school include David Bond, the award- winning documentary director, producer and writer who now runs his own award-winning production company, Green Lions. 

We are also proud to say that our documentaries have gone on to win various accolades including awards at the Barcelona Sports Film festival and Sheffield Doc Fest.

Programme Structure

By the end of the course students will:
  • Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market.
  • Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit.
  • Know how to research a subject, write a proposal and create a treatment.
  • Be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Please find more information on our Entry Requirements here: www.metfilmschool.ac.uk/study-with-us/short-courses/

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4250 EUR for the full programme during 2 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4250 EUR for the full programme during 2 months.
  • 3 June - 26 July 
  • 29 July - 20 September 

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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