Filmakademie Wien (UMDK)

Film Academy Vienna (UMDK)

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Filmakademie Wien (UMDK)
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
Film Academy Vienna (UMDK)
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Name of Director:
Danny Krausz
Address :
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, A-1030 Wien

Mission & Strategy

The Film Academy Vienna is an artistically innovative center for education and training in filmmaking and media design at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, oriented toward a vital form of cross-disciplinarity, toward passions for artistic, creative discovery, and toward theoretical, reflective debate as well as the practice of taking critical positions in the global age of the media.
What began in 1951 as a special course in filmmaking - a class at the former Academy for Music and Performing Arts - is today a prosperous, internationally recognized institute within the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The work of the Film Academy Vienna consists of artistic production, with emphasis being placed on analysis and development of the arts involved. In addition, since March 2012, when a professorship in Media and Film Studies was created, theory and research have also been essential components of the institute‘s activity.
The Film Academy Vienna offers an outstanding general framework for teaching and research, the development of critical awareness and the students‘ discovery of their personal potential.


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Example: 2*30 sq.m.

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Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

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