As a company with a long tradition, we are aware of our social and cultural responsibility. Values such as tolerance, cosmopolitanism, diversity and sustainability are firmly anchored in our corporate culture and shape our actions and commitment. In accordance with our expertise in film production, our multifaceted corporate commitment focuses on supporting young talents and upcoming filmmakers, but we also promote a wide range of local social initiatives.
For several years, we have been supporting the International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam, the largest international student film festival in Europe and meeting point for upcoming international filmmakers. For the 51st edition in April 2022, Studio Babelsberg will donate the prize for the best youth film.
For the soccer season 2020/21, Studio Babelsberg was the main sponsor of SV Babelsberg 03, the largest soccer club in Potsdam, based in the district of Babelsberg. We not only share more than 100 years of tradition in the same location, but also a common attitude against racism, discrimination and intolerance. The partnership – represented by our logo on the players' jerseys – also included the promotion of common values through various activities.
Studio Babelsberg partners with the Film University “Konrad Wolf” and the Babelsberger Filmgymnasium. We work closely with both institutions in the fields of education as well as on events and student projects to improve our local commitment. As a partner we recently joined the Virtual Production Lab, Europe's first advanced training for filmmakers in the field of virtual production, organized by the Erich Pommer Institut in cooperation with the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
We are co-initiators of STARTBÜRO Babelsberg, which since 2015 has been supporting outstanding film projects of the graduates from the Film University "Konrad Wolf" with one-year scholarships. The winning teams enjoy the benefits of free co-working space on the lot, financial support as well as our professional advice and mentoring during the scholarship.