Vision and Values
VISIONThe European Film College shall be the world's best film foundation course with a broad humanistic approach to the developing of each student and an understanding of film as a collaborative art form.
The European Film College's most valuable strength is the quality of the school's foundation course: Quality in teaching and in projects, quality in the residential life and quality of the physical environment as an environment for learning and for personal growth.
Other school activities such as summer courses and the cinema must be based on high quality in terms of content and performance. External collaborations are elected based on an assessment of the quality of the partner and the specific project. Quality is a landmark in terms of meeting students, customers and partners, in the working environment, as well as in the choice of commodities, furniture, equipment etc.
Diversity is a crucial quality in the folk high school tradition: An open and inclusive atmosphere with room for human, cultural and methodical diversity is a corner stone in the folk high school experience. Diversity is just as crucial in artistic formation, where it is a precondition for development that there is never only one answer, one style, but instead opposing and conflicting point of views and expressions co-existing side by side. Diversity as a value is used in the intake of students, the composition of faculty and staff, choice of fields, screenings, workshops, guest lecturers etc.
The sense of community is an important aspect of the daily life at the European Film College. The school must meet students and staff as complete human beings with professional capacity and human quality. The sense of community between staff and students, the feeling that everybody works towards the same goals, solving the challenges together. The community is also pointing outside the school: The European Film College community among the alumni, the sense of community with the city, other folk high schools, cultural institutions and film schools. Community as a value also influences the social and learning processes at the school as well as the school's involvement locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
It is crucial in the school's meeting with students and business to focus on development and dynamics. The school prioritizes constant development, improvement and refinement in all its processes and structures, and strives to face new opportunities progressively and curiously. The school must always consider how we can develop and improve and whether there is a need for change in terms of teaching, organization or physical environment. Dynamic reflect an organization which is on the move on a strategic level but also in the everyday challenges, which are constantly changing.
Photographer: Neffi Kristensen