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...

How to make the perfect film school trip

When you think about film school in the United States, you probably picture the halls of a traditional high school.The students spend the first day of classes learning the basics, and then the rest of the day is spent on their own projects.However, for the last four years, the International Film School has been hosting a festival called The Film School Festival.This year's festival was held in...

The Film Trade Schools for a Raindance Film School

Film trade schools in California are starting to open their doors to students, hoping to help students learn the craft of filmmaking and how to get a job in the industry.The California Film Stock Association is helping the schools, which are located at schools like the Venice Film School, and will provide a range of services to students.The Association's CEO and President, Rob Hulbert, said the...

‘Autism Film School’ opens in Toronto

Toronto, ON - August 8, 2017 - Autism Film School, an independent film school in Toronto, Ontario, announced today that it has launched its first film festival.The Toronto Film Festival, which will be held on August 15-17, will be the largest independent film festival in the world.The festival is one of Canada's most prestigious film festivals, and it is also the only one that awards a...

How to create an awesome movie: a guide to the most difficult filmmaking assignments

An article published today by The Globe and Mail aims to help you navigate the tricky process of directing a movie from the ground up.But there's one thing you don't need to do to start: film a feature film.Story continues below advertisementSome directors, such as Darren Aronofsky and Steven Soderbergh, have found their way into the film world by using traditional film schools, but most have...

How I met my boyfriend

I met our boyfriend.He was a filmmaker and filmmaker educator.He'd been teaching film and television courses in Vancouver for many years.We'd never met before, but we were quickly in love.I'd always felt like a weirdo, but it was hard to argue with a guy who loved his craft.It was clear from the beginning that he'd never seen anything like this before.In a few months, we were getting married.I...

Irish film schools are being hit hard by Brexit

A new report from the Irish Film School Association says the number of Irish film students studying at film schools in Britain is on the rise and that more are set to be affected.The report by the National Film Board of Ireland (NFBI) says the figure for 2019 is forecast to be around 3,000 students.However, that number will grow to 4,000 by 2021.It said the growth has been driven by increased...

Why is there no movie festival in Poland?

A group of Polish filmmakers have started a film festival that aims to bring back Polish cinema to the wider world, the Polish Film Institute said in a statement.The Warsaw Film Festival will take place from September 26 to October 2, and will include films by Polish filmmakers.The Polish Film Academy, which was founded in 1772, is a state-run body that promotes the Polish film industry.The first...

How to make a film school career

Kieslowska, the film school director in the Montanans film trade schools of St. Paul, Minnesota, has written an article for The Times titled How to Make a Film School Career.It includes advice on how to find the right school, how to get a film production license, and how to make the most out of your education.Kieslavowska is a member of the film and TV schools network at The Art Institute of...