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.
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. 

The application will open on January 20th!

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The International Film Production program 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.

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
Deadline for application:TBC
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.

2019
Application Round 1
October 21: Application opens
November 25: Last day to complete application

December 9: Applicants receive admission letter

2020
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
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 scroll down terms & conditions.

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


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*

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


OPEN HOUSE – SPRING 2020 (DATES TBA)

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

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




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 SWEDEN (2018)
The cost of living is approximate 7,600€ / year. This is excluded rental and private health insurance.

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.


ACCOMODATION
Please be advised that Stockholm Film School do not have a campus. The average price range for rooms are 280€ to 850€ a month depending of the distance to Stockholm 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



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 this application form and be provided to the school at the given date of deadline which can be found on the homepage.
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 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.