Kids & Families

The Museum für Film und Fernsehen is a place of discovery for the entire family. Through tours and workshops, visitors young and old can explore the medium of film and its history, make their own movies, or experience Potsdamer Platz as a film location.

 

The following programs are currently available:

 

>> Guided Tour: Animated Films and Techniques

>> Workshop: My Own Animated Film

>> Workshop: Animation with Scissors, Light and Imagination (Silhouette Films)

>> 
Children's Birthdays

 

The tours and workshops must be booked in advance through the Museum Service Berlin.

 


Guided Tour: Animated Films and Techniques

What makes images on television and in the cinema move? When did images start talking and what animation techniques were first used? During a guided tour through the permanent exhibition, young visitors are given the answers to these and countless other questions related to cartoons and animation techniques.

The tour begins with the pioneers of German film. It then moves through the early years of German cinema, and explains the beginnings of sound film. How images are manually and individually animated is demonstrated by silent film classics like METROPOLIS.


 

Groups

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 60 euros (plus 2 euros admission per child, 3 euros per adult)
Group size: max. 20
Age: 8+

 

School classes

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 45 euros (plus 2 euros admission per child, 3 euros per adult)
Group size: max. average class size
Age: 8+

 


Workshop Animation, © Deutsche Kinemathek

Workshop: My Own Animated Film (Stop-Motion Techniques)

Making your own animated film doesn’t have to be difficult! After a short introduction into how moving images and different animation techniques work, participants develop their own storyboard for a cartoon and turn it into a short film. They create it frame by frame using a two-dimensional technique called cutout animation, as well as a Trickbox and a digital camera. This workshop can be combined with the “Animated Films and Techniques” tour.

 

Groups

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price: 150 euros (10 participants) / 300 euros (20 participants)
Group size: max. 20
Age: 8+

 

School classes

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price: 125 euros (12 participants) / 245 euros (24 participants) / 365 euros (30 participants)
Group size: max. 30
Age: 8+

 


Lotte Reiniger bei der Arbeit, Quelle Deutsche Kinemathek, Foto: Kine Press

Animation with Scissors, Light and Imagination (Silhouette Films)

In the tradition of the German special effects pioneer Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981) and other animators working in this field, participants produce a richly imaginative story under the expert guidance of animation specialists. The workshop begins with a review of film history, in which select design options are presented and individual ideas are developed. Afterwards, participants create their own short cinematic narrations in the style of silhouette animation.

To make animated films from silhouettes or cutouts, black silhouettes of self-made figures - plants, animals and imaginary creatures – and other materials are brought to life on a backlit glass surface. The images are montaged into an animated film using the stop motion technique and digital software.

Professional animators lead the workshop.

 

Groups

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price: 150 euros (10 participants) / 300 euros (20 participants)
Group size: max. 20
Age: 8+

 

School classes

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price: 125 euros (12 participants) / 245 euros (24 participants) / 365 euros (30 participants)
Group size: max. 30
Age: 8+

 



Children's Birthdays

We can design an individual birthday program with tours, workshops, and much more to meet your individual requests. A combination of diverse offers revolving around the world of moving images will transform a birthday into a special experience. The following program can be booked, for example:

 

Tour and Workshop – Animated Films

How long have cartoons been around? Which animation techniques are used in film and how do they function? During a guided tour through the permanent exhibition on film, young visitors are given the answers to these and countless other questions related to cartoons and animation techniques. Following the tour, the children develop their own storyboard for a short cartoon and turn it into a film. They create it frame by frame using a two-dimensional technique called cutout animation, as well as a light box and a digital video camera.

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours
Price: 210 / 360 euros
Group size: max. 10 / 20
Age: 8+

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