Apply before April 20th!
The last round of applications will close on April 20th, and is mainly for European citizens who do not need to apply for a student visa for studying in Sweden. If you are a non-European citizen who wishes to apply, you need to get in touch with us to process your application sooner. Please note, this is subject to time and vacancies on the programme.
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!
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|
|Course starts:||September 2020|
|Next application opens:||March 20th|
|Deadline for application:||April 20th|
|Extent:||40 weeks, 2 semesters/terms|
|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.
Application Round 1
October 21: Application opens
November 25: Last day to complete application
December 9: Applicants receive admission letter
Application Round 2
January 20: Application opens
February 24: Last day to complete application
February 25 – March 6: Skype interviews
March 9: Applicants receive admission letter
Application Round 3 (last chance)
March 20: Application opens
April 20: Last day to complete application
April 21 – 30: Skype interviews
May 4: Applicants receive admission letter
€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.
Stockholm Film School has the possibility of offering accommodation to our students, only if we have a minimum amount of students interested. In the case that you wish to rent accommodation from us, the rent will be added to your tuition fee, and the total will be €18,000 per year (the rent is €6,000 per year). Read more under the tab “Accommodation”.
The International Film Programme is not covered by CSN – Swedish Board of Student Finance.
Stockholms Filmskola does not offer scholarships for international students.
Stockholm Film School have the possibility of offering student accommodation to our students, only if we have a minimum amount of students who are interested in renting. It is a dormitory with separate (fully furnished) rooms and shared kitchen and bathroom (separated for men and women) located around 45 minutes from school with public transport (direct buses leave in the morning which takes you to school in 40 minutes). The cost of the rent will be €6,000 for one year, which will be added to the tuition fee – hence, the total fee for one year for those who wish to rent accommodation will be €18,000 including the rent for the whole year and tuition fees. We are only able to offer this if we have a minimum amount of interested students – please let us know in your application if you are interested in this accommodation (this is not in any way binding, but a notification of interest).
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.
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.
"I had no contacts in the film industry whatsoever, and knew next to nothing about filmmaking when I started Stockholm Film School. Here I stepped into a world where everyone talked about, and made film. The teachers were dedicated professional filmmakers. I learned all the basics, and since we shot on celluloid a lesson learned was the importance of planning and making well-calculated decisions. Apart from that I met many film mates, and we still hang ot together."
ARIL WRETBLAD, Director of Photography twice awarded with the Guldbagge award for Zozo and Snabba Cash
"I really liked the education, and the life at Stockholm Film School! When I graduated high school I felt that this is a place where everyone was so dedicated and filled with the will to make film. I already knew I wanted to be a cinematographer, and shot a lot since most of the others wanted to direct. When I finished Stockholm Film School I knew a lot about film which I first discovered while working as an assistant. I learned the basics well. If you learn what a film shoot entails, and understand what is demanded of an assistant then you will get a job. I meet many people in the film industry who are former students from Stockholm Film School."
ELLEN KUGELBERG, Director of Photography
"Stockholm Film School gave me an invaluable foundation to stand on, and the possibility to make mistakes, test stuff and work as much as I wanted and needed. This was a good headstart into the film business, and gave a lot to those who wanted. I have always desired an overview and to stand in the background, so after finishing Stockholm Film School I started my own company with myself as a producer together with a classmate. We at once had great opportunities to grow in the music video industry, within little time we had worked with big artists and today, a few years later I am an investment consultant in film, and executive producer between Stockholm and Los Angeles."
DANIEL BRAMME, Head of acqusition for Scandinavia, Big Air Studios Los Angeles
"At Stockholm Film School I discovered what I wanted to do. There I had the opportunity to try out different functions within filmmaking, and to meet professionals. I realized my greatest interest lies in following a story from the beginning to the end. That is why I applied - and was accepted - to the Film Production education at The Stockholm Academy of the Arts."
MIMMI SPÅNG, producer
”I knew I wanted to make film, but not exactly in what capacity, so it was great to learn all the different functions and the whole work process. I got a job as editor after the Film School. Today I am the CEO of a post production company and I have enormous use of knowing film production on all levels. It creates trust with my customers and I can be both supportive and make better decisions. At school I met many cool film mates with whom I am still in contact."
FILIP HAMMARSTRÖM, director and producer
"I had fun at Stockholm Film School. But first and foremost, I had wonderful teachers who were professional, industrially-trained artists, who shared everything they had from the industry's knowledge with us. Directing teacher Moberg and photographer-teacher Holmberg constantly tested our abilities and made me aware of how to work with actors, as well as all the technical and visual needs of learning about a camera. "
SEBASTIAN IVERSEN SøGÅRD, filmmaker, director & producer
” Stockholms Film School is a place where you meet passionated teachers and students and be able to experiment and learn about filmmaking. Through systematical and intensive classes and exercises, it was a great opportunity to find out what my interest and strength are within the filmmaking process. 열정 넘치는 선생님들 그리고 학우들과 함께 영화 제작에 대해 마음껏 고민하고 실험해 볼 수 있는 좋은 장이자, 체계적이고 강도 높은 과정으로 영화 분야에서 나에게 어떤 흥미와 장점이 있는지 발견 할 수 있는 좋은 기회였습니다.”
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.
Shooting the film PARALLELLUM with our international students.
Shooting the film MAILBOX with our international students.
Shooting the film SKRINET with our programme Praktisk Filmutbildning.
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:
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.