International Film Program
During two semesters you’ll study script writing, directing, cinematography, film production, sound and editing through practical exercises as well as seminars and lecturers through our proven master-apprentice method.
The first semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of practical film making which prepares students for more in-depth studies during the second semester as well as producing longer exam films in a fun and collaborative environment.
To ensure a high level of quality and each student’s individual development, we only accept a few students each year. The educators and administrators work daily to ensure that each student has access to all aspects of an excellent film production education and excellent opportunities to develop and succeed as a professional within the film industry in Sweden and abroad.
Our educational model is based on the simple method of learning by doing and subsequently analyzing what has been done together with industry professionals. When that is done we go out and do it again. This process is repeated over and over until the students master the language of film and each student participate in 12-15 short film productions. In parallel, each student is encouraged to search for their own creative voice. The school is the only equal film school in the world and we accept 50% male and 50% female students.
Name: International Film Program
Deadline for application: 1 May 2023
Course starts: 28 August 2023
Length: 38 weeks, 2 semesters
Qualification: No previous experience required
CSN (Swedish student aid): No
Tuition fees: €12000/year
Learn how to write a script, experience the complexity of production, the ins and outs of sound and sound design and how to create a story as an editor. As a director you learn to process a text and analyze characters. Participation in workshops with actors, learning how to write, pitch and produce your ideas. As cinematographer you will become familiar with professional camera, grip and lighting equipment. Composition and how to tell a story with images.
You will make films in studio, on location, and outdoors. We always work in small production teams of 5-7 students.
The studies at the International Film Program is 80% practical and 20 % theoretical.
At admission, the student will be invoiced the first installment (admission fee) of their tuition cost of €200. When the admission fee is received by the school, the admission is definite and the student has reserved their vacancy. The second installment of €11.800 has to be paid before the beginning of the school year according to invoice sent to the student. When nonpayment according to invoice occurs, statutory fees will be added. All invoices are sent via email to the address submitted in the application. For further information please see the full terms and conditions.
The International Film Program is not covered by CSN – Swedish Board of Student Finance.
Stockholm Film School does not offer scholarships for international students.
WHAT TO ATTACH TO YOUR APPLICATION
- personal letter with photo of yourself– maximum one A4 page
- a script for a short film you have written
- copy of your passport
Once your complete application has reached us, we will schedule you for an interview (held remotely online).
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.
The application is open!
WE HAVE INTERVIEWED SOME OF OUR STUDENTS!
Listen to what our students at the International Film Program 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 film
|The teachers method of working on the students’ scripts really helps to find out problems and makes the student solve them in a creative way|
|I came to this school knowing very a few things about cinematography and now I feel comfortable, also having several teachers at school at all times in their differences works very well. Intensive and fantastic experience. Great!|
|It was very good also the opportunity to collaborate between classes. I think I described basically everything, but once again I loved my time here this was really one of the best periods of my life.|
|Yes !! You guys are the best !!|
INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR STAY IN SWEDEN
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.
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.
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, for example blocket.se and andrahand.se. 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.
Do you have any question regarding the education or our other programs? Get in touch! email@example.com
GET BEHIND THE CAMERA!
Take a peek at what it looks like on set while our students are shooting film.
Click on the images to see a short video.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
ABOUT STOCKHOLM FILM SCHOOL
Stockholm Film School (Stockholms Filmskola) is established 1984. 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
Application to participate in the film school’s programs shall be done in the application form on the website.
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 admission fee of € 200 is also invoiced.
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.
The total tuition fee for the international course per school year is €12000. 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 Admission Letter. You can not apply for CSN (swedish student financial aid) for this program.
CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT
At admission, the student will be invoiced the first installment (registration fee) of their tuition cost of €200. When the registration fee is received by the school, the admission is definite and the student has reserved their vacancy. The second installment of €11800 has to be paid according to invoice sent to the student. When nonpayment according to invoice occurs, statutory fees will be added. All invoices are sent via email to the address submitted in the application.
If an applicant who has been accepted to the school and paid the first installment decides, of any reason, not to start the course, the film school must be notified in writing by e-mail as soon as possible. The first installment of €200 is non-refundable.