UMDK (Austria)

Filmakademie an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien – Austria

The Film Academy Vienna was founded in 1951 as a special curriculum for film design at the Academy of Music and the Performing Arts. Today it is a flourishing film school with a global reputation. The international awards and accolades conferred on the professors currently teaching at the Film Academy Vienna (Michael Haneke, Peter Patzak, Götz Spielmann, and others) speak for themselves. Meanwhile, the long list of graduates (Ulrich Seidl, Barbara Albert, Jessica Hausner, Martin Gschlacht) as well as the students’ many awards at festivals and competitions are proof of the Film Academy’s continuing success.

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