Summer Film Camp

Foto: Manuela Clemens

The Film Camp is a twelve-day intensive program for international film enthusiasts who want to receive and in-depth introduction into the theory and practice of filmmaking.

Information on the new programme will be published early 2023.

Content & Objectives

The participants will learn a wide range of storytelling possibilities in film through the analysis of film examples, case studies and practical exercises. Through these lessons participants will learn to translate their ideas into film language within the complex collaborative system of a film production. The course instructors, Jean Boué and Cosima Lange, will accompany participants through all theoretical and practical units. 

Filmmaker Cosima Lange will present her documentary feature film “Hello, I am David!”, a journey into the world of renown pianist David Helfgott. She will break down all of the film’s production steps, from development to financing, producing, directing, editing, postproduction and finally to distribution. The group will then watch “Shine”, an Oscar-nominated feature film that translates the same topic into a fictional story. Both films will be discussed in the group.

Alongside the case study, the preparation of the practical project begins with introductions in cinematography, editing and sound. At the end of week one, the participants will present their film ideas in a pitch session, collectively select three ideas, and then split up into teams. Each team will create a short film sequence. In week two they will prepare, shoot, edit and produce sound design for their project together. Jean Boué and Cosima Lange will accompany the teams and support them in each step of the process. At the end of week two, the teams will present their projects followed by a feedback session with the course instructors and the whole group.


Jean Boué is an author, director and producer of documentary formats for public television and cinema. Many of his films have been broadcasted internationally and shown at festivals. His films have been awarded the German Grimme Prize and the European Civis Award, among others. He holds scholarships of the DEFA and of the Robert Bosch Foundation. In 2000, Jean Boué founded the production company JABfilm. He is a member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm and the European Documentary Network. Since 2013, he is a regular lecturer at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

Filmography (selection)

  • THE LAST REPORTERS, D 2020, 95 Min. (Screenplay, Director)
  • REFUGEE 11, D 2017, 90 Min. (Screenplay, Director)
  • 911 ADAMSHOPE, D 2014, 70 Min. (Screenplay, Director)
  • BEING KOHL, D 2009, 88 Min. (Screenplay, Director)


Cosima Lange studied film production at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. In 2005 she founded "fliegende fische filmproduktion" and has since been making documentaries and feature films as a writer, director and producer. For ten years Cosima worked as a production manager for short film at ARTE as part of the international advanced training program "Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris". Since 2012, she has been teaching "Documentary Film" and "Language of Film" there. In addition, she works in the selection committee at international film festivals. Since October 2020, she has been an academic staff member in the film and television production program at the KONRAD WOLF Film University.

Filmography (selection)

  • HELLO I AM DAVID!, D 2017, 104 Min. (Screenplay, Director, Co-Producer)
  • DIE WELTBÜRGERIN, D 2012, 30 Min. (Screenplay, Director)
  • CHAMAMÉ, D 2007, 110 Min. (Screenplay, Director, Producer)
  • VAKUUM, D 2004, 70 Min. (Screenplay, Producer)