Praktisk Filmutbildning is taught in Swedish. International students are referred to apply to our International Film programme.

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Praktisk Filmutbildning 1 is a foundation course for you who want to take your first steps into the film industry. You have the passion for film as a form of expression. Maybe you have experience from previous education or work related to film. Maybe you are itching to explore your creative sides. You work in teams and get to try out the various functions in a film production.

We are geared towards those of you who have a strong commitment and an urge to develop.

During the first year of you will be explored by practical exercises as well as practical and theoretical lessons, seminars and lectures.

You study script writing, directing, cinematography, sound, lighting, editing and film production. You get to make films in a studio, on location, and outdoors. You learn how to write screenplays – create conflicts and dialogues – for different genres. We teach the basics of the complex profession of the film producer. You will learn about the artistic as well as technical aspects of film editing. As a director you learn to process a text and analyse the characters. You participate in workshops with actors while practicing directing. We invite guest lecturers to seminars in other professions such as casting, film scoring, business, and pitching etc.

In addition to scheduled teaching, exercises and projects you have the opportunity to assist on the projects conducted by student at Praktisk Film 2, which gives you experience and a wider network of contacts.

You make visits to various parts of the film industry, and visit professional shoots – both Swedish and international.

Name of education:Practical Filmstudies 1
Course starts:August 2018
Deadline for application:closed
Extent:40 weeks, 2 semesters/terms
Competence:Senior high school or such
CSN (Swedish student aid)?:Yes, including possibility of loans covering tuition fees
Tuition fees:87.000 SEK / year


When studying Practical Film, you can be entitled to Swedish financial student aid from CSN (Centrala Studiestödsnämnden), which means you have the right to study funds and loans for the weeks you study with us. You can also apply for an additional loan to pay a part of the tuition fee. Read more about the additional loan at CSN.  In cooperation with Human Finance, we also offer different options for payment of your film education.

The education is supervised by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan). This means that a review will be conducted of whether the education meets the requirements and objectives of the higher vocational education in Sweden as formulated by law and regulation, and is conducted in accordance with the education plan applicable to each education.

Practical film education is part of Arts and culture education, which is its own form of education with its own rules and regulations.


Praktisk Filmutbildning 2, takes you more in depth towards finding your vocation, formulating your goals and equipping yourself for your work in the film business, or for applying to higher education.

When you find your professional role, you will be able to immerse yourself in this year’s productions. We work creatively and practically as in the first year of small production groups.

This year, you refined the craft filmmaking and deepen you in the various professions. You also work in teams here and expand your network. With more experience and security in what the student wants to do, we raise the bar for the demands we make on you and the movie you want to do.

Count on tough arguments and to defend and sell what you want to do. Just like in the movie industry. 

During the second year of the Praktisk Filmutbildning the students explore advanced and in-depth courses and exercises. We go into detail level in each different subject where you are faced with new challenges.

We go into the level of detail on the different subjects where you face new challenges. You work with 16mm, and with heavier professional movie cameras.

In addition to the longer film productions that are made at the school, you get a closer contact with the industry through our mentoring program.

The term ends with internship where you get the chance to learn “out on the field” while linking invaluable contacts for the future.

Name of education:Practical Filmstudies 2
Course starts:August 2018
Deadline for application:closed
Extent:40 weeks, 2 semesters/terms
Competence:Praktisk Film 1 or equal
CSN (Swedish student aid)?:Yes, including possibility of loans covering tuition fees
Tuition fees:87.000 SEK / year


Welcome to visit Stockholm Film School!
During Open House you’ll have the opportunity to watch movies by our student, get a tour of the school and take a peek how students work ‘on set’. Teachers and students will be here to answer your questions.

February 20, 3:00pm – 6:30pm
March 20, 3:00pm – 6:30pm
April 24, 3:00pm – 6:30pm



Fill in the application form and send it!


Come and meet us!


Come back and participate in a practical audition!


Get acceptance letter. Accept.


Start your new journey with us!

TESTIMONIALS by former students



Here at Stockholm Film School you will find skillful teachers, staff and classmates who are 100% committed.

We consider our students a part of the film industry and we steer the education as close to the industry as possible. We think it is important to meet and pay attention to each individual student, and tutor them artistically, socially and personally keeping the needs of the individual in mind.


This is a practical education where you will be a part of several teams comprising 5-6 pupils, and you create, experiment and learn a lot with every new exercise. The exercises are evaluated with a professional teacher who will give you feedback that you can take with you in your future work.

Apart from the shorter exercises you also work on longer film projects that are produced under tutors who are themselves working professionals. In this way the work process is a mirroring of how productions are conducted in the film industry


You will be taught primarily in the fields  of scriptwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, editing, sound design and post production.

You get the opportunity to work and gain experience in the different professional roles to find the role you feel is most rewarding.

Above all you develop your skills in storytelling with film, and in shaping a story!