International Film Programs

International Film Program is dedicated to the fundamentals of practical film making. Two semesters of 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.

Second Year Programs After attending the International Film Program and/or equivalent education or work experience applicants are given the opportunity to apply for a year of Directing or Cinematography,

The first semester of the program is driven by workshops, course work, consultations and several shorter film projects. The second semester includes: pre production and consultations, production, post production and seminars. All students make two longer films.

Please select Directing or Cinematography in the form below.

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.

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.

Level: Diploma

Language: English

Course starts: 26 August 2024 

Length: 38 weeks, 2 semesters

Pace: 100%

Qualification: No previous experience required for International Film Program, for the Second Year Program one year basic filmmaking program or equivalent work experience is required.

Application deadline: Open for late application

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 our International Film Programs is 80% practical and 20 % theoretical.

€12000 /year 
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.

International Film Programs are not covered by CSN – Swedish Board of Student Finance.
Stockholm Film School does not offer scholarships for international students.


  • CV
  • 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.

Anmälan International Programs Eng -24 (#48)

Submit your application here!

We will send you a confirmation to your e-mail address


Listen to what our students at the International Film Programs 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 !!


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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.