Film trade schools: Why it’s a big deal

Trade schools are the main source of film education, with a number of them serving as the backbone of the industry, including the BFI, the National Film Board and the Film Council of Ireland.This year, we will see the launch of the Film Institute of Ireland (FI), the first Irish-language film school to be accredited by the BBFC.The move is an important step towards the launch this fall of the...

The film industry is struggling to adapt to digital and social media, says study

As more and more films are made digitally and released online, many schools and studios are struggling to keep up with the pace of digital technology and the changes to how films are marketed.That's the conclusion of a new report from the Canadian Film School Association (CFSAA).The report is based on a survey conducted by CFSAA for its 2014-15 Annual Report.The results of the survey show that...