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01 Learn with Purpose

If you are passionate about a career in contemporary film making,
Art-on-the-Run film school Berlin is the starting point for your film education!

Our hands on and in-service film making courses will provide you with all essential skills to become the filmmaker you want to be. If you want to learn how to direct, produce, edit and film in one exciting and comprehensive course provided by a film institute that works hand in hand with the vibrant Berlin film industry, carry on reading or apply now!

Apply now for the Art on the Run Film School Berlin

02 The Film School

Art-on-the-Run follows the reinvented education concept of Kaskeline-Filmacademy, which was originally invented by Heinz Kaskeline and now is delivered to you by a bunch of award-winning filmmakers that not only internationally succeeded in their individual careers as Directors, Producers, Cinematorgraphers or Editors, but also love what they do and now want to pass on their knowledge to young, talented and aspiring Filmmakers.

(Click on the person to learn more about them.)

Moritz Wessendorff

Creative Producer

Production Supervisor

“Being a filmmaker is everything but a safe haven.
That’s part of the beauty in it:
You just never stop moving.”

Max Sacker


Postproduction Supervisor

“Living in my own little world
is a fulltime job..”

Katerina Chaimanta


Executive Director

“There is no right or wrong
on your way to become
a filmmaker.
There is just the profession.”

03 The Course

Our comprehensive, practical, part-time 9 MONTH COURSE will provide you with the full range of filmmaking culminating in the production of a short film which you will write, direct and edit. By the end of the course, you will:
  • Understand the process of making a film from script development through to directing and editing/post-production works
  • Understand the key visual storytelling tools of a director
  • Know how to edit
  • Have the skills needed to become an independent filmmaker
  • Have produced a certified short film
  • Know how film works aesthetically and technically
  • Be able to achieve a high level of proficiency using essential filmmaking equipment such as cameras from 35mm to dslr to 4k, light & sound equipment
  • Know how a director prepares for a shoot and how to manage a cast and crew during production
  • Be given deep insight by Specialists of various genres like Commercial, Documentary, Horror, Fashion Film or Music Video

The Course is a vocational training basis for your professional career in filmmaking and also prepares you for the admission exams of a state film university!


Daniel Saltzwedel


Filmfinancing & Funding

“Learn how to navigate the
worlds of production, sales,
negotiation and finance to
package your film”

Alex Ross

Senior Tutor


“A place where you can learn
how to survive in the
filmmaking business.”

Hal Hartley


Advisory Board

“Art-on-the-Run teaches
filmmakers how to create
a sustainable career
in filmmaking”

04 Give and Get


Minimum Age: 18 at start of course
Maximum of 6 to 8 Students
Course Language: English
Support with visa application


09.05.16 – 24.08.16
Theoretical Film Education
01.09.16 – 31.01.17
Practical Film Making
Official screening of certified shorts

Tuition Fee

Monthly Payment: 300 EUR
No. of installments: 9
Initial Deposit: 800 EUR
One-off Payment rebate: 5%

Apply now for the next course starting May 2016!


Immo Trümpelmann

Sound Designer


“Doing the perfect sound for a film starts while writing the screenplay…”

Dennis Pauls

Director of Photography


“One camera is never enough!”

Bernardo Sena


Genretheory Horror

“Horror is not only a genre,
it is a Lifestyle.”

05 The Studio

Our boutique but international film academy is based in the Smallville Studios Berlin in the trendy Kreuzberg / Neukölln area that also inherits one of the most vibrant and divergent creative communities in the world. The Location on the top floor of a beautiful 18th century factory building offers a 150 m² open space daylight studio with infiniti curve, digital & analog in-house postproduction facilities, an equipment storage that holds 20.000 Watts of Lighting and Camera types ranging from 35mm to 4k and a huge roof terrace to relax.


Martin Zillmann

Curator- Filmmaker

1. AD

“Be mindfully while filming.
Feel the rhythmn and the needs to reach the purpose.”

Lili Krasteva

Lighting Technician


“Painting with light is the great challenge to create a good picture.”


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06 Get in Touch


Pfuelstr. 5
Aufgang 3
10997 Berlin

+49 (0) 30 556 593 54

Social Media

We are not virtual, we are live!
If you want to get in touch,
call us or come over!


Tom Schumann



“Inform your perspective –
on clients,
the work environment
and actors!”

Aviv Kosloff


Genretheory Fashion
& Music Video

“Commercial, Fashion Film,
Music Video… Specialize in
your genre!”

Sören Senn

Director & Author


“Documentaries help us
understand the world: train
your skills to understand
the world of Documentary.”

07 Join Us Now

We only offer 6 places per course, so we have to select our students carefully.

And as we love films and you want to become a filmmaker we ask you to send us your application in a moving image. 1 Minute, no longer, and in the end we need to be convinced that you are the one! Upload the video on vimeo, youtube or whatever channel and send the link along with the filled in application form below. Good luck!

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08 Old School

Wolfgang Kaskeline (* 1897) was a director of promotional films for UFA, as well as a producer
and professor at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art and Design.

Originally a painter, the movie enthusiastic art teacher and commercial artist ended up in the field of animated cartoons. In the 1920’s, Wolfgang Kaskeline already produced his first animated cartoons.

Amongst others Kaskeline created the famous ‘Sarotti Mohr’, the little black boy who became the company’s trademark. With the beginning of sound film in the early 1930’s, he was one of the first directors to produce animated advertising films with sound. In 1949, Wolfgang Kaskeline founded the first film academy under private law in Berlin. In 1987 was the birth of the Kaskeline-Filmakademie in Berlin, managed by Heinz and Jutta Kaskeline. Based upon the approved ‘Hands-On’ method and the unique concept of the Kaskeline-Filmakademie, Art-on-the-Run Filmschool Berlin recreated the school both in a technical and theoretical sense to meet the requirements of the film industry of the 21st century.


Art-on-the-Run Film School Berlin is a division of

art-on-the-run production GmbH
Pfuelstr. 5, Hof II, Aufgang III

D- 10997 Berlin

Vertreten durch: 
Moritz Wessendorff


Telefon: +49 (0) 176 10279597

Handelsregister Nr.:
HRB 195822 B
Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Berlin

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt nach § 55 Abs. 2 RStV:
Moritz Wessendorff


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09 Partners

momentum worldwide
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