Respect 21

© Laura Espinel

"Being aware of the history of Babelsberg as a media city, we advocate free and open societies. We unequivocally oppose discrimination and political extremism. We stand up or equality and support people in different family and living situations.“ So it says in the mission statement of the Film University.

But a commitment is only as strong as the people who live it in their daily lives. We here at the Film University also experience discrimination and sexism, sometimes harsh and disrespectful communication, and even verbal violence of various kinds.

It is therefore necessary to always remember the university as a place of free thinking and working, of diversity and variety. But also as a place of mutual respect, the recognition of our respective uniqueness and attention to the needs of others.

For this reason, we want to place the coming year under the motto "Respekt". Respect is an umbrella term for ideas and measures that we want to develop together to raise awareness, improve communication and interaction with one another, optimize discriminatory structures and processes, and become even more diverse and inclusive.

Your AG "Respekt"

We want to encourage all members of the Film University to take part in the Respect process. Please feel free to reach out with ideas or inquiries via respekt[at]

You can find an overview of all points of contact at the Film University regarding Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination here.