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STUDY FILM IN SWEDEN
The International Film Production Program 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.
The economic and cultural conditions for film production varies around the world, but the core fundamentals of drama and film storytelling are universal. Working and creating film with an international group of students will help you develop in a multitude of ways, and will build the international network you need for the future!
The application is open!
Apply by sending an email to email@example.com
Prepare the following attachments for 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
After submitting your application, you will get a confirmation email from us.
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 first semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of practical film making which prepares students for more in-depth studies during the second semester. The second semester offers students the opportunity to specialize in specific fields with the goal of every student developing their talent, realizing their visions, and laying the groundwork for a future in film. During the second semester, the students make a feature film together.
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 business in Sweden and abroad.
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.
|Name of education:||International Film Production Program|
|Deadline for application:||June 1st for the program starting in September|
|Extent:||38 weeks, 2 semesters/terms|
|Qualification :||Senior high school or such|
|CSN (Swedish student aid):||No|
|Tuition fees:||€9000 /year|
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 Program is 80% practical and 20 % theoretical.
At admission, the student will be invoiced the first installment (admission fee) of their tuition cost of €600, with due date 10 days ahead. When the admission fee is received by the school, the admission is definite and the student has reserved their vacancy. The second installment of €8400 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.
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.
WE HAVE INTERVIEWED SOME OF OUR STUDENTS!
Listen to what our students at the International Film Production 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 films!
|Gunnar’s 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 two cinematography teachers in their differences works very well to get a full tuition. Shooting in 16mm was fantastic experience and learning. 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 !!|
WHAT TO ATTACH TO YOUR APPLICATION
- Personal letter with a photo of yourself – maximum one A4 page
- A short screenplay – maximum six pages
- Copy of your passport
Once your complete application has reached us, we will schedule you for an interview (held remotely online).
OPEN HOUSE AT STOCKHOLM FILM SCHOOL
During the spring semester, we usually invite you to our Open House-event at the film school on three occasions. Depending on the circumstances with covid-19, the Open House-events in the coming spring semester might take place online.
Stay updated on our upcoming Open House events by subscribing to our newsletter.
INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR STAY IN SWEDEN
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 program starts twice a year; in January and in August. Application to participate in the film school’s education shall be done in the application form and be provided to the school by or before the date stated on the web page.
Applicants who are admitted to the school are informed by e-mail to the address submitted in the application. Together with the admission notification, the applicant’s admission fee is also invoiced. At the latest 10 days after receiving the admission notification the admission fee of €600 must be paid to the school’s bank account, in order to confirm the admission.
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 program per school year is €9000. In order to accept the offer and secure your place at Stockholm Film 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 aid) for this program.
CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT
At admission, the student will be invoiced the first installment (admission fee) of their tuition cost of €600, with due date 10 days ahead. When the admission fee is received by the school, the admission is definite and the student has reserved their vacancy. The second installment of €8400 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.
If an applicant who has been accepted to the school and paid the first installment (admission fee) 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 30 days before the program starts, or s/he is obliged to pay the remaining tuition fee of €8400 according with the sent invoices. The first installment of €600 is non-refundable.