Being one of the most renowned educational institutions for film and media in Germany, the Filmacademy also enjoys an excellent reputation abroad. This is ensured by not only a practice-oriented teaching concept with a strong emphasis on teamwork, but also more than 300 guest lecturers per year. On top of that, the Filmacademy is equipped with its very own Institute for Animation, Visual Effects, and Digital Postproduction; and is site of the Masterclass Ludwigsburg/Paris. Each year, teams of students from all departments create more than 250 films of all genres, winning prizes at film festivals on a regular basis.

According to a university ranking of the magazine „Focus“ in 2006, the Filmacademy is one of the best universities for creative subjects in Germany. Among Germany's five film universities, the Filmacademy won first place.