Q: How much does the 8 1/2 months program cost?
A: The price for the program varies depending on whether you want to be a boarding student (98 places) or a day student (17 places), and whether you come from a country outside the European Union (an extra 1600 Kroner in administration fee to the Danish Immigration Services). As a day student you will have to provide yourself with a place to stay nearby. Read more about fees and payment here
Q: What's included and what's not?
A: Basically everything is included: accommodation (only if you're a boarding student), food, use of equipment, student trip, teaching, guest lecturers etc. On top of the payment above you also pay 5.000 Kroner into a material account and deposit of 1000 Kroner. Read more detailed information about material account and deposit here
Q: (For Danes only) Does the 8 1/2 month program entitle Danes to any State Educational Fund (SU)?
A: Since the European Film College is a Danish folk high school (højskole), the course does unfortunately not entitle you to any educational funds from the Danish government.
Q: How many films do the students produce during the 8 1/2 month program?
A: The student body produce more than 200 films all together during a school year. The students produce films as course exercises, course projects and they produce films on their own initiative in order to get as much experience as possible. So the amount of films you produce is actually very much up to you.
Q: How many students join the program every year?
A: 115 students are accepted into the program every year. The vast majority of them (98) live on campus and 17 count as so called day students. They live close to the college but join all other activities and meals at the college, and they have access to the main buildings on the same terms as boarding students.
Q: How many students apply to The European Film College every year?
A: The number varies a bit, but we receive at least 200 applications every year.
Q:How many female students and how many male?
A: Usually there are slightly more male than female students.
Q: How many Danes and how many foreigners?
A: According to Danish law at least 50% of the students (at any given time during the program period) must be Danish in order for the college to get state subsidy. To live up to this we allocate 55% of the places for Danes and 45% for foreigners.
Q: What is the average age of the students?
A: 90% of our students are between 19 and 25 years old. The last 10% are between 25 and 30 years old. But all age differences seem to vanish within a coupe of weeks because the question of age difference is pushed into the background by the common interest in film. We can assure you that you'll leave the EFC with friends that are both younger and older than you!
Q: How much experience does the average student have with filmmaking?
A: The students' experience vary a lot. Some applicants have no practical experience with filmmaking and others have a little or a lot of experience. Within a couple of months that difference is basically evened out.
Q: How much film knowledge do I need to have to apply?
A: You don't need to have any practical or theoretical experience to apply, but we expect you to have a curious and inquisitive approach to film.
Q: How do you choose among the applicants?
A: Your personal letter of motivation plays an important part, of course - not only the amount of documented experience but just as much your curiosity and eagerness to learn. Other than that two dominant factors have to do with nationality and gender, since we are acquired by law to have at least 50% Danish students, and since we also aim to have an equal number of female and male students.
Q: How are the students coupled in double rooms?
A: Students are put together gender-wise and - to the extent that it is possible - with a Dane and a foreigner in each double room. Since there is a minor majority of Danes a few of them are room-mates. We do not allow students who know each other beforehand to couple up because we want to encourage the students to get to know new people.
Q: How often does it happen that room-mates split up?
A: This rarely happens. On an average basis we have 1-3 room-mate couples changing rooms every year. And in many cases this is not because they have a conflict but based on practical matters - different sleeping habits etc.
Q: How are the students put together in crews during the project period?
A: During the course exercises and the first school project (4 minute project) the faculty puts together the crews for film projects. This is done on the basis of the technical skills that the students have acquired through courses in camera, lighting and editing (obviously every crew needs someone who is able to do this). During the rest of the projects the students put together the crew themselves.
Q: Where do the EFC students go after the college stay?
A: Our previous evaluations have shown that more than 90% of the students who leave the EFC state that they want to work with film in some way. We have an impressive number of former students in the film industry, film schools etc. But some of our students also chose alternative paths and end up somewhere entirely else than the film business, taking the passion for film and a unique experience with them.
Q: Will I get a diploma/certificate when I leave the EFC?
A: Being a folk high school we cannot issue exam diplomas as such. You can, however, earn some merit and skip a year at The Met Film School in London
, if you want to go there after your stay at EFC. You can also earn merit to some American colleges. When you leave the college you will get a document verifying your stay and as a foreign student you can also have an EU-issued certificate (Europass) documenting which courses you have taken and how many hours of teaching each course has comprised.
More info about Europass
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