Since it was founded in 1991, the Filmakademieaden-Württemberg has become one of the world’s leading film academies. The project-oriented “learning by doing” concept has greatly contributed to this. The students are taught and mentored by highly-qualified experts from the film and media industries. The overriding objective of the program is to prepare the 480 students of the academy in the best possible way for a successful career in the film and media industries. About 250 films of all genres and formats are produced every year by teams of students enrolled in the subject areas advertising film, animation, cinematography, documentary film, editing, fiction film, film music, sound design, interactive media, motion design, production, production design, screenwriting, and TV journalism. Since 2002 the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg has also been home to the Animation Institute which has since become one of the world’s leading institutions in the fields of animation, VFX and interactive media. The Filmakademie’s appeal is further enhanced by the postgraduate program Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris and the neighboring partner school Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg, resulting in several interdisciplinary collaborations.