Intensive course in film production

Those who have begun to take the first serious steps towards filmmaking certainly know how difficult it is to move on to a higher level on their own. Film is a collective art form. You need knowledge, you need practice and you need a network of like-minded people to get the better results and at a higher level. That is our goal with Intenzio.

We start two courses this fall – one course will be given in English starting September 21, and one course will be given in Swedish starting October 12.

The application for the course is now closed. If you wish to be on a waiting list for vacancies, please get in touch with us.


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Name of course:Intenzio
Level:Intensive course
Tempo:Evenings 18:00-21:00
Extent:10 weeks, 80 hours
Course starts:September 21st and October 12th respectively
Period:September-December, 2020
Deadline for application:August 31 and September 14 respectively
Requirements for certification:Upon completion of the course, a course certificate is issued
Tuition fee:26.000 SEK with possibility to pay in parts
Swedish student aid (CSN):No
Language:Swedish and English

*With reservation for changes.


The course teaches the basics of all occupations: script, direction, cinematography, sound, editing, production.

The course gives you training in script writing and teaches short film dramaturgy. You get to practice personal instruction, scene capture and converting a script into a movie. You learn the basics of cinematography; imaging, camera functions and lighting. You will learn how to handle lights, filters and camera equipment, make storyboards and plan a recording imagewise.

The course teaches you how to handle different sound recording equipments and how to handle and select the right microphone.

You will learn how to apply for funding for your film idea. How do you pitch a movie for a financier/consultant etc.? How do you develop a film idea? How do you make a movie budget? The course gives you practice in making movies with other people.


The course is for those who seriously want to take further steps into the film medium. It suits you who want to go deeper into the skills you already have and want to create movies tutored by professional filmmakers. The course is for those who want to get a network of like-minded people with the same serious interest in filmmaking. The course suits you who want to combine education with work. The course is for you who, for ten intensive weeks, want to make film, talk about film, discuss film and realize your own and others’ cinematic ideas.

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Read what former students say about Intenzio

“I was 64 when I studied Intenzio in 2016, and started without any previous experience or knowledge of filmmaking. Intenzio is a very ambitious introduction to film production and the film industry. You learn the entire chain from script writing to post production. To get the maximum out of this short and very intensive course offered by Stockholm Film School, I needed a 100% commitment of days, evenings and weekends. It was a lot of hard work but incredibly instructive. All teachers were very experienced in their respective fields, which resulted in lessons, tutoring and all feedback being terrific.
After the course, it was no problem for me to take on assignments as a photographer and to handle sound and light as well as participate in castings and film preparations. So far, I have filmed and cut two pilots into upcoming feature films, three documentaries and a number of short films for companies and associations’ websites. I can honestly recommend Intenzio to anyone who is interested in film production and is ready to spend the time required for this intensive course.”

Lars af Sillén, former officer, now artist and filmmaker

“After attending a one-year film program at another school, I felt that that education was not enough to move on. Then I started looking for good schools and educations in film, and since I am a person who wants to learn through practice and preferably for a shorter time, Intenzio suited me perfectly.

I started at Stockholm Film School and it was exactly what I was looking for and that suited me best. I have met wonderful teachers as well as fellow students whom
I still have contact with and write and make short films and art films together. I have never regretted my decision. Stockholm Film School and Intenzio were for me the best choice among all film education.

If you are thinking about starting a film education, I highly recommend Stockholm Film School.”

Azita Nia, filmmaker

“The name ‘Intenzio’ is definitely how the course feels as it really is an intense course in its true sense. This means, of course, that it is a very demanding course at the same time.

But with that being said, it is also a very rewarding course that in a very short time succeeds in giving a taste of most parts of a film production, both creative and the practical. From the very beginning, it is a focus on learning by doing and although it can sometimes feel like being thrown into the deep part of the pool without being able to swim, the teachers are there to guide you.

Since Intenzio focuses on getting the students to do things themselves, the course will probably also depend on how much time you invest in it, but if you can, you have actually made your first short film when the course is over. For me, I needed to recover for a week after the course, but at the same time was hungry for more.”

Johannes Ledel, journalist and filmmaker



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.


Application to participate in the Film School’s course Intenzio shall be made through the form above and be provided to the school at the given date of deadline.

Applicants who are admitted to the course will be notified by e-mail to the address submitted in the application.


Upon completion of the course, a course certificate will be issued to the participant.


Total course fee is 26.000 SEK, including a registration fee of 6.000 SEK.

If you are admitted to the Stockholm Film School’s Intenzio course after an interview, you accept the vacancy by paying a registration fee of 6.000 SEK (invoiced with admission notice).

Remaining course fee (20.000 SEK) is invoiced at the start of the course, with expiration date 14 days ahead.

There is a possibility of payment in parts. Partial payment is granted after the usual credit check. In case of a partial payment, an administration fee of 525 SEK will be added, and the total course fee will then be 26.525 SEK.


The course fee is invoiced to the student or to a by the student advised firm or legal person. In the event of non-payment by invoice, statutory fees will be charged.

If an applicant who has been accepted to the school and paid the admission fee decides not to start the course, the film school must be notified as soon as possible or s/he is obliged to pay the remaining tuition fee of 20.000 SEK according with the sent invoice.

Regardless of when the above mentioned notification has been received by the Film School, the registration fee will not be refunded.