The more you know about the world around you, the more material you can draw on in making your films.
Throughout the 8 1/2 months programme the whole school attends common lectures in Big Bear on a subjects of general interest. The college is lucky in being able to attract knowledgeable people from both the Danish and international film industry to share their knowledge and experience with the students.
We also often invite guest teachers to teach workshops.
Here is a list of some of the recent guest lecturers at European Film College - some of them visit on a regular basis::
Werner Herzog (award-winning director)
Jan Harlan (Stanley Kubrick's producer)
Joachim Trier (award-winning director and former EFC student)
Joshua Oppenheimer (award-winning documentary director)
Mamoun Hassan (British editor, director, producer, writer and film analytic)
Darin Mercado (script writer and script teacher at the National Film School of Denmark)
Guy Davidi (Israeli director, "5 Broken Cameras")
Christine Vachon (American producer in independent cinema, 'Carol', 'Happiness', 'Boys Don't Cry' etc.)
Thomas Vinterberg (Danish director)
Anders Østergaard (Oscar-winning Danish documentarist)
Michael Noer (former EFC student and award-winning director)
Janus Metz (award-winning director)
Nikolaj Arcel (former EFC student and award-winning director)
Rasmus Heisterberg (former EFC student and award-winning screenwriter)
Gustavo Costantini (sound designer and musician)
Lone Scherfig (award-winning director)
Christina Rosendahl (director and former EFC student)
Anders Villadsen (editor)
Martin Strange-Hansen (director)
and many more...