The film and TV location Berlin-Brandenburg has been one of the leading media locations worldwide for many years. For most of Germany, the films and series are shot there, games are produced and virtual content is developed. Subject areas such as Film, TV & Radio, Games, Animation, VFX, Web, Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality as well as Social Media and Advertising are part of the DNA of the ICT, media and creative industry cluster.
With its excellent infrastructure, the capital region offers outstanding production and cooperation conditions in the fields of Film and TV. Over 300 internationally successful films are produced annually. Media professionals from all over the world benefit from the know-how of large studios such as Studio Babelsberg, Studio Berlin Adlershof or Berliner Union Film. In addition, large international media companies such as UFA, Netflix, X-Filme and Viacom Germany are based in the region. And many first-class technological service providers such as ARRI Media or Ludwig Kamera and renowned specialists in the fields of scenery construction, special effects such as Trixter and Rise FX, post-production or casting offer optimum conditions for complex productions.
Volucap, for example, is one of the most modern volumetric studios on the European mainland. New virtual production methods are used in the first LED Volume Studio (Dark Bay), Halostageand LEDcave. YouTube creators can generate new content in the YouTube space.
The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg offers financing for films, high-end drama series and innovative audiovisual content from the web, App or games area. A wide range of advice and funding offers optimum conditions and prerequisites for start-ups as well as the relocation of new media companies. The two business development companies of the States Berlin partner for business and technology and the Economic development of the State of Brandenburg are at your side in an advisory capacity. media:net berlinbrandenburg is one of the most important industry and entrepreneurial networks, which contributes to the successful networking of the industries with numerous formats, initiatives and projects. Also Virtual Reality Verein Berlin-Brandenburg (VRBB), which organises among others the VR Now Con & Awards is very active and well networked in the sector VR, AR and XR.
Around 200 Games companies are working in the capital region. They specialise in the development, publishing, distribution, marketing and advertising of video games and successfully contribute to the positioning as a leading games location.
The MediaTech Hub Potsdam is the only Digital Hub in Germany with a focus on media technologies. The know-how of established, globally successful media and technology companies with innovative start-up ideas and scientific excellence, is brought together here in the MediaTechHub Accelerator with the aim of creating a strong innovation culture and new digital business models. The MTH Conference, Germany’s leading B2B event for media technologies in entertainment and industry, is held annually at the Babelsberg location (on the city limits of Berlin).