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Industry Report: European Film Schools

A look at the film schools in Europe, a fundamental element in the film industry that raises the filmmakers of tomorrow

Industry Report: European Film Schools

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Jana Keeble  • Vice-dean for foreign affairs, VSMU

“We encourage the participation of our students in international festivals and events”

Jana Keeble • Vice-dean for foreign affairs, VSMU

Our conversation focused on the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by VSMU’s Film and Television Faculty  

27 July 2021

Danny Krausz and Oliver Kunz  • Heads, Film Academy Vienna

“The Film Academy Vienna sees itself as a place of action”

Danny Krausz and Oliver Kunz • Heads, Film Academy Vienna

Our conversation revolved around the main opportunities offered to prospective students by the prestigious Austrian film school  

17 June 2021

Minnie Ferrara  • Director, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

“It’s essential that education establishes a direct link with the world of work and that we focus on training the professionals demanded by the market”

Minnie Ferrara • Director, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

We seized the opportunity to chat with the film school director about the options offered by the prestigious Milanese institution  

04 June 2021

Lysann Windisch • Head of programme, NEXT WAVE

“The goal is to enable and empower young talents to shape the future of film exhibition”

Lysann Windisch • Head of programme, NEXT WAVE

The Berlin-based, nine-month professional training programme focused on the cinephilia of the future is accepting applications until 31 May 2021  

25 May 2021

Andreas Treske and Emel Ozdora-Aksak • Assistant Professors, Bilkent University

“The aim is to host interdisciplinary backgrounds and students from different areas all together”

Andreas Treske and Emel Ozdora-Aksak • Assistant Professors, Bilkent University

Our chat revolved around the main opportunities offered to prospective students by the Department of Communication and Design of Bilkent University  

20 May 2021

Dan Geva • Founder of The Ethics Lab, CILECT, Beit-Berl College

“Our students learn how to become professional and inspiring teachers of cinema”

Dan Geva • Founder of The Ethics Lab, CILECT, Beit-Berl College

Our conversation focused on the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by Beit-Berl College  

04 May 2021

Nadja  Radojevic • Director, ifs international filmschool cologne

“We offer international students a very open structure to study and be creative in their project work with the most advanced technology”

Nadja Radojevic • Director, ifs international filmschool cologne

We had a conversation about the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by the ifs international filmschool cologne  

22 April 2021

David Azoulay • President of ESRA - École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle

“For nearly 50 years, our main mission has been to teach all of the theoretical and practical aspects of the audiovisual industry”

David Azoulay • President of ESRA - École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle

Our conversation revolved around the school's primary teaching goals, its degree programmes and the different opportunities it offers to prospective students  

12 April 2021

Manuel José Damásio • Coordinator, FILMEU

“Our mission is to develop a European university that is a model for collaboration and integration in the fields of the arts and the creative industries”

Manuel José Damásio • Coordinator, FILMEU

FILMEU, an alliance of four prestigious European film schools, aims to set up a European University of Film and Media Arts by 2023  

26 March 2021

Manuel José Damásio and Lyndsay Duthie  • Chair of the GEECT board and member of the GEECT board

“Schools must quickly come up with tools to supervise students and assure their safety”

Manuel José Damásio and Lyndsay Duthie • Chair of the GEECT board and member of the GEECT board

We spoke to Professor Manuel José Damásio and Professor Lyndsay Duthie, from the European Grouping of Film and Television Schools, to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting Europe’s film-education system  

08 May 2020

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