Key information

  • Locations: Germany (Berlin and Munich)
  • Dates: 6 - 23 February 2024
  • Cost: TBC + airfares
  • Funding available: OS HELP Loans of A$7,348 are available for eligible students
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate Bachelor of Film and Television students
  • Applications close: 31 August 2023
  • Register your interest

Study tour overview

The focus of the Berlin Study Tour is attending the Berlinalé, one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. As an Accreditee, you will have access to all screenings (over 400 films), the European Film Market and the Berlinale Talents, the creative hub of the festival.  

The study tour will commence in Munich where you will attend a 2-day workshop at the CILECT partner Munich Film School (HFF) before travelling by train from Munich to Berlin where you will spend two weeks visiting film schools, film studios and attending the Berlinalé (15 – 25 February 2024).

The Berlin Study Tour is a highly immersive experience that ignites passion, creativity and offers new insights into the world of international film and screen production. As accredited guests of the Berlinalé, you and your study tour group will be part of an international film festival audience with the opportunity to network and extend their career and study horizons. You will also participate in workshops and tours of CILECT partner international film schools, and visit film studios and industry facilities in Munich, Berlin and Potsdam.

A former Berlin Study Tour student said, ‘it changed my life’!

Highlights/tentative itinerary:

6 – 10 February: Munich

  • Visit the Bavaria Film Studios
  • Attend HFF Munich Film School for 2-day film program

10 February: Munich – Berlin
(travel by train)
10 – 23 February: Berlin
  • Orientation and sightseeing
  • Visit German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)
  • Travel to Potsdam by train to visit Studio Babelsberg and Konrad Wolf Film School
  • Berlinalé accredditation festival: passes pick up and bags

15 – 23 February:
Attend Berlinale film screenings and associated events

  • Visit the European Film Market
  • Berlin farewell dinner

23 February:
 Last day of the Study Tour

Berlin street during the Berlin Film Festival

Academic information

Which unit can this program be taken for as credit?


Can this unit be taken as an elective by student in any Swinburne degree?


Eligibility and selection criteria

Students will be required to submit an application for the Berlin Study Tour. The selection criteria will include - their enrolled course, year level, GPA’s, motivation and ambassadorship statements.

Program cost includes:
  • Student accreditation to the Berlinalé film festival
  • Shared accommodation and breakfasts
  • Train tickets from Munich – Berlin
  • A film program at the Munich Film School
  • All visitations to films schools and industry tours and events
  • Group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Travel and medical insurance
Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
  • International airfares
  • Academic unit fees
  • Most meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if applicable)

* Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.

An OS Help Loan of up to A$7,348 (as at 2023) is available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program.

Information sessions

Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr Jillian Holt
Senior Lecturer, Swinburne Film and Television

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