INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTION 




STUDY FILM IN SWEDEN

The Film Production programme is a two semester intensive full-time course where you study script writing, directing, cinematography, film production, sound and editing, through practical exercises as well as seminars and lectures.

The application for the academic year of 2020/2021 is closed. However, we still hace a few vacancies left – so the application is still open for late registrations. 

Please note that if you need to apply for a residence permit in Sweden to study here (non-EU citizens), you will not have time to have your residency application processed. This late application is therefor only open to those who do not need to apply for a visa/residency permit. 

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WE HAVE INTERVIEWED SOME OF OUR STUDENTS!

Listen to what our students at the international film production programme have to say about the education, how it has been moving to Sweden, what has been the best things so far and what they will be doing in five years from now. Click on the images to see the films!


OMAR FROM CANADA/LEBANON


LORENZO FROM ITALY


STEFÁN FROM ICELAND


CAI FROM CHINA


MÅNS FROM SWEDEN


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The International Film Production Programme is a two semester foundation course. During two semesters you’ll study script writing, directing, cinematography, film production, sound and editing through practical exercises as well as seminars and lecturers.

The programme educates in methods of narrative, inspired by universal rules of drama. Our influences are primarily derived from the long tradition of Swedish film storytellers from Mauritz Stiller and Victor Sjöström through Ingmar Bergman, Bo Widerberg and Jan Troell to great international filmmakers of today. 

We are also influenced by the great European and American film tradition as well as filmmakers from Japan, China, and in recent years Korea.

Our educational model is based on the simple method of learning by doing and subsequently analyzing what has been done. When that is done we go out and do it again. This process is repeated over and over until the students begin to master the film language. In parallel, each student is encouraged to search for their own creative voice. Theory comes in when we analyze the films we make.

The International Film Production Programme is an intensive two semester course. During two semesters you study script writing, directing, cinematography, film production, sound and editing, through practical exercises as well as seminars and lectures.

You learn the basics of the complex profession of the film producer. As a director you learn to process a text and analyse the characters. You participate in workshops with actors while practicing directing and you train in how to pitch your ideas. As a cinematographer you will become familiar with different kind of professional camera equipment and learn about lighting in different environments.

You get to make films in studio, on location, and outdoors. We always work creatively in small production teams of 5-7 students. 

The studies at the International Film Production programme is 80% practical and 20 % theoretical.

Name of education:International Film Production
Level:Diploma
Course starts:September 2020
Next application opens:November 2020 (for the academic year of 2021/2022)
Extent:40 weeks, 2 semesters/terms
Tempo:100%
Qualification :Senior high school or such
CSN (Swedish student aid)?:No
Tuition fees:€12,000 /year + €50 application fee

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES 2019 and 2020

School year: September, 2020 – June, 2021
Winter holiday: mid December – mid January
Dates to be announced.

We apply ongoing admission, which means that if we fill up the vacancies in the first or second round of applications, we will not open the second or third round.

The deadline to apply is passed, however we still have a few vacancies left. When we fill up the vacancies, the application will close.

€12,000 /year + €50 application fee
A non refundable application fee of €50 must be received at the time of application in order of the admission application to be processed. Students should pay the first installment of their tuition cost of €800 within 7 days from the date they have been offered a place and have accepted their offer. The second installment of €11,200 has to be paid before the beginning of the school year and no later than 3 August, 2020. For further information please see the full terms and conditions.

The International Film Programme is not covered by CSN – Swedish Board of Student Finance.
Stockholm Film School does not offer scholarships for international students.

Stockholm Film School can not offer accommodation to students unfortunately.

The average price range for rooms in Stockholm is €400 to €1000 a month depending of the distance to the city centre. Read more about your stay in Sweden.


WHAT TO ATTACH TO YOUR APPLICATION



  • Personal letter- Maximum one A4 page
  • Letter of recommendation- Maximum one A4 page
  • A photo of yourself

 


  • A short screenplay- Maximum six pages
  • Five images that, together, tell a story
  • A film recording where you talk about these images (Vimeo or Youtube)  -maximum five minutes

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of senior High School certificate
  • Upload proof of payment (receipt) of the €50 administration fee (read more in terms and conditions)

  • Once your complete application has reached us, we will schedule you for a Skype Interview


OPEN HOUSE AT STOCKHOLM FILM SCHOOL

During the spring semester, we usually invite you to our Open House-event at the film school on three occasions. However, due to the circumstances, we want to help prevent the spread of covid-19, and we have therefore been forced to cancel our upcoming Open House, which would have taken place on April 16.

Instead of a physical visit to the school, we offer a virtual visit through a live broadcast from our Instagram account, which will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. (GMT +2). If you have any questions about the application or education, you can ask them through the chat and we will answer live. If you want to look around the school, we’ll offer a virtual tour! Log on to Instagram and follow us at @stockholms_filmskola.

Film Production is taught in English. It is not covered by CSN – Swedish Board of Student Finance.




Please fill in the contact form if you have any questions about the programme, or would like to receive updates from us.

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TESTIMONIALS by former students

INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR STAY IN SWEDEN


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COST OF LIVING IN STOCKHOLM (2020)
The cost of living is approximate €836 / month. This excludes rent and private health insurance. (Read more here and here.)

VISA FOR NON-EU STUDENTS
Non-EU students need to apply for student visa. Click here for information about how to apply for student visa.

HEALTH INSURANCE 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens -you should register for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in your home country before coming to Sweden. This card gives you the right to medical care at the same cost as Swedes.

Non-EU/EEA citizens: stays of less than one year
– If you have a residence permit valid for a period of less than a year, you won’t have access to the public health insurance. Students who aren’t covered by the public health insurance must arrange for their own insurance coverage, as medical treatment can be very expensive without any form of insurance. It’s highly recommended to arrange for health insurance from your home country so that you’re covered during your trip to Sweden and as soon as you arrive.


ACCOMMODATION

Stockholm Film School does not have the possibility to offer accommodation for students.

The average price range for rooms in Stockholm is €400 to €1000 a month depending of the distance to the city centre.

There are several webpages that offer accommodations. Although the majority of rentals posted online are legit, you should always follow these three simple rules for your safety:
1. Never pay before signing the contract.
2. Ask the landlord for their personal id when signing the contract to validate their information (they will do the same with you so don’t be shy).
3. Pay the deposit only to a Swedish bank account.


GET BEHIND THE CAMERA!

Take a peak at what it looks like on set while our students are shooting film.
Click on the images to see a short video.

Behind the scenes Parallelum

Shooting the film PARALLELLUM with our international students.

BEHIND THE SCENES Mailbox

Shooting the film MAILBOX with our international students.

Behind the scenes SKRINET

Shooting the film SKRINET with our programme Praktisk Filmutbildning.


TERMS & CONDITIONS



ABOUT STOCKHOLM FILM SCHOOL

Stockholm Film School (Stockholms Filmskola) is a non-profit association with corporate identity number 802014-4187, which conducts educational activities without yielding profit. The education is financed exclusively via tuition fees.
The film school has statutes, a board and an employed artistic leader/principal. The film school owns certain technical equipment and employs requisite teachers.

ADMISSION TO EDUCATION

The school year is divided in autumn- and spring terms/semesters.
Application to participate in the film school’s autumn and spring courses shall be done in the application form and be provided to the school by or before April 20, which is the date of deadline.
Applicants who are admitted to the school are informed by e-mail to the adress submitted in the application. Together with the admission notification, the applicant’s application fee is also invoiced. At the latest 7 days after receiving the admission notification the admission fee of €800 must be paid to the school’s bank account.
When the admission fee has reached the school, the admission is definite. If the admission fee is not paid on time the admission is rendered void, and the ensuing vacancy is filled by another applicant.

TUITION FEE

The total tuition fee for the international course per school year is €12.000. In order to accept the offer and secure your place at Stockholm Films School it is necessary to pay the fees and charges due as indicated in the Letter of Offer.

CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT

A non refundable application fee of €50 must be received at the time of application in order of the admission application to be processed. Students should pay the first instalment of their tuition cost of €800 within 7 days from the date they have been offered a place and have accepted their offer. The second instalment of €11,200 has to be paid before the beginning of the school year and no later than 3 August, 2020. When nonpayment according to invoice occurs, statutory fees will be added.

Payment is made via bank transfer to:

Domestic payment within Sweden
Name of bank: Handelsbanken
Bank giro service: 5476-4063

International payment from abroad
Name of bank: Handelsbanken
Adress to bank:
Hantverkargatan 33
112 21 Stockholm
Account name: Stockholms Filmskola
Account number: 621 670 448
BIC/IBAN: HANDSESS / SE91 6000 0000 0006 2167 0448

If an applicant who has been accepted to the school and paid the first instalment decides, of any reason, not to start the course, the film school must be notified in writing by e-mail as soon as possible, at the very latest on 10 July or s/he is obliged to pay the remaining tuition fee of €11,200 according with the sent invoices. The first instalment of €800 is non-refundable.