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 build a Moscow Film School

In the mid-2020s, the Russian government began a massive push to turn the Russian Federation into a film school destination, a project that would eventually result in the creation of one of the most highly acclaimed film schools in the world, the Academy of Moscow, named after the Russian city where it was founded.The academy was set up to teach students from all walks of life how to become...