The last week at the EFC for the students was filled with activities. Tuesday was the big official gala premiere where the 17 final films were shown for the very first time in the school cinema Big Bear. And the next day; evaluation by the new chairman of the board Lars Hermann and screenwriter/director Christian Dyekjær.
Everybody was very exited and anxious at the same time. After the event the students enjoyed a nice barbeque. Friday the school opened it's doors to the public and invited the whole town of Ebeltoft to come and see the final films. Saturday is the very last night and the students have a big party planned where the teachers are helping serve the students. We will miss this years students a lot.
THIS IS IT: FINAL WEEK
The last week at the EFC for the students was filled with activities. Tuesday was the big official gala premiere where the 17 final films were shown for the very first time in the school cinema Big Bear.
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 8 - TO BE CONTINUED...
In this final episode we follow the students in the last days and ask them: How has it been? are you happy with the final films and what are you doing after the European Film College?
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 7 - PART OF THE CAVE, PART OF THE CREW
We are going to see how the editors and soundguys are doing their very best to make the material and the idea of the director into amazing short films.
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 6 - A ROYAL PROBLEM
Everything never goes as planned. But few projects at this place has had as many difficulties as the project "A Royal Heart".
Surrounded by busy students working hard to meet deadlines of their final films, the general assembly of European Film College elected strong new names to the EFC board.
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 5 - BUILD! PAINT! ACTION!
In this episode we are following the people that design, build and paint before the crew can start filming. And furthermore we are going to see how a large building like at studio can change shape in the blink of an eye.
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 4 - MISE EN SCÈNE
What we put in front of the camera, that is mise-en-scene! Even though this is the behind the scenes, this episode will show not what is happening behind, instead we turn towards whats happening in front of the camera.
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 3 - STICK FIGURES AND STORYBOARDS
There is a thousand things that can go wrong on a filmset, when you are trying to get the right location, actors and crew. But the most important thing for a film is the story, the script.
FINAL PROJECT 2013 EPISODE 2 - GET IT, GOT IT
Now its time to get the finals production ready. The one in charge of bringing everything together is the producer.
KRISTIAN EIDNES VISITED THE EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
Last week, the European Film College got a visit from renowned sound designer and composer Kristian Eidnes Andersen, famous for his work with big directors such as Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.
FINAL PROJECT EPISODE 1 - THE FINAL 18
In these days 26 projects is competing for the spot to be picked for the final projects 2013.
EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE AT THE BERLINALE.
For four days the EFC students having exchanged busy production weeks with the frantic activity of Berlinale in the German capital.
VISIT BY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF DOLBY, MR. IOAN ALLEN
Today the school had a visit from senior vice president at Dolby, San Francisco, Mr Ioan Allen. He flew in to give a seminar to the students about the influence and importance of sound mixing in motion pictures.
GLASS-MATION IS THE LATEST IN ANIMATION
The two glass-mation or flame-action artists Jack McGrath and Mark Elliott just visited the European Film College to present their work with animation, stop motion and glass.
THOMAS VINTERBERG IS PAYING HIS ANNUAL VISIT TO THE EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
World-renowned Danish director Thomas Vinterberg is coming to the EFC on Saturday March 16th.
EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR AT THE EFC
The students are preparing for the 25 final proposals to get selected for developing by the end of mid next week.
ACCLAIMED PRODUCER GIVES WORKSHOP AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
As the college is preparing to go into the intense period of developing and producing this years final films, the weekend was allocated to the important role of the producer and good words of advice on life after EFC.
A PLACE OF OPPOTUNITIES - OPEN HOUSE 2013
European Film College welcomed a 100 curious and excited guests at Open House 2013 to see what life as an EFC student is about - at the school and beyond.
EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE AT THE BERLINALE
For four days the EFC students have exchanged busy production weeks with the frantic activity of Berlinale in the German capital.
OSCAR NOMINEE WILL TEACH COURSE AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
Earlier this year the award winning documentary director Guy Davidi gave an all-day lecture for the students. He has now agreed to teach a 2-week course at the European Film College.
FORMER STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR
The big historic drama "A Royal Affair" continues to conquer the world with an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. The film is written, directed and shot by former EFC students.
MEET THE EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
During January and February you have several chances to meet the European Film College and learn more about the school. Come visit us at our stand at the education fairs and at Open House 2013.
ACCLAIMED SOUND DESIGNER GIVES TWO MASTER CLASSES
Barely landed at the EFC after their Christmas break, the students have their first guest lecturer. Renowned sound designer and composer Kristian Eidnes Andersen (“Antichrist”, “The Hunt”) will be giving two master classes.
FORMER STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GLOBE
The film "A Royal Affair" has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category Best Foreign Language Film. The film is written and directed by former students.
DOC PROJECT 2012/13: THE PERSONAL STORY
The students at the European Film College are currently in the process of shooting their 8 Minute Documentary Project, which will result in some very personal and creative documentaries.
STUDENTS GO INTO FULL DOCUMENTARY MODE
During the next month it’s all about non-fiction as the students at the European Film College start preparing for their big documentary project.
"THE ACT OF KILLING"-DIRECTOR VISITS THE EFC
Joshua Oppenheimer, the American director behind the internationally acclaimed “The Act of Killing”, will be visiting the European Film College next week as a guest lecturer.
STUDENTS TAKE ON FIRST BIG SCHOOL PROJECT
The limitation is location and the idea is natural storytelling as the students are shooting their first big school project, the 4 Minute Project.
FORMER STUDENT NOMINATED FOR A EUROPEAN FILM AWARD
An amazing year for former EFC students continues as director Mads Mathiesen is nominated for a European Film Award. The former EFC student is nominated in the category European Discovery for the film “Teddy Bear”.
BRITISH FILM GURU TEACHES FILM LANGUAGE
Mamoun Hassan, legendary film guru and close friend of the EFC, stayed at the college for two days to give lectures on film language.
ISRAELI SUNDANCE-WINNER AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
The documentary “5 Broken Cameras” won at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Next week director and writer behind the film, Guy Davidi, will be visiting the European Film College to teach the students.
"AN EDUCATION"-DIRECTOR GIVES WORKSHOP AT THE EFC
This week director Lone Scherfig will be visiting the European Film College with production designer Mette Rio. Together they will teach the students how to ensure a common language on a film set.
KUBRICK'S PRODUCER GIVES LECTURES AT THE EFC
The producer behind Kubrick-classics such as “The Shining” and “Full Metal Jacket”, Jan Harlan, visited the European Film College to give lectures and inspire the students.
EFC WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2012/13
114 film students representing all continents and no less than 30 different countries will be living and breathing film for the next 8 1/2 months as the European Film College welcomes the class of 2012/13.
NEW PRODUCING TEACHER
Miriam Thiel from Germany is a new teacher at the European Film College. She will be teaching producing and production management. We've met Miriam for a talk about her background and her plans with the students.
FORMER STUDENT ACCEPTED INTO MAGNUM
Former EFC student, Jacob Aue Sobol, has been accepted as a full member of the world famous and prestigious Magnum Photos.
FINAL PROJECT WINS AWARD IN LAS VEGAS
”Dewey – The Musical”, a Final Project from this year, just won a Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas Film Festival.
SUMMERTIME AT THE EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
The summer has arrived at the European Film College, which means a long row of intense 1-week courses with great lectures, workshops and screenings.
FORMER STUDENT WINS AWARD IN CANNES
Charlotte Bruus, former student at the European Film College, was awarded with “Prix Vulcain De L’Artiste-Technicien” in Cannes for her outstanding cinematography of the film “The Hunt”.
OPEN POSITION FOR PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCING TEACHER
The European Film College is seeking a full-time Production Management and Producing teacher for the 8 ½ month foundation course. The application deadline is 11 June 2011.
CANNES COMPETITOR THOMAS VINTERBERG GIVES LECTURE ON STUDENTS' FINAL DAY
The 2011/12 course has now ended, and the students’ last day was marked with a final party and a surprise visit from director Thomas Vinterberg.
MAMOUN HASSAN EVALUATES FINAL PROJECTS
One of the international film world’s most legendary and respected names, Mamoun Hassan, will be staying at the European Film College for the next few days to evaluate the students’ final films.
SILVER BEAR-WINNING DIRECTOR MENTORS FINAL PROJECTS
For the next few days award-winning director Nikolaj Arcel will be staying at the European Film College, mentoring the students in their editing process.
FILM SHOT BY FORMER STUDENT SELECTED FOR CANNES
Thomas Vinterberg’s coming film, “The Hunt”, has been selected for the main competition at this year’s Cannes festival. The film was shot by Thomas Vinterberg’s new favourite DoP, Charlotte Bruus, who is a former EFC student.
FINAL PROJECT: FROM MUSICAL TO ZOMBIE FILM
15 fiction films and 2 documentary films have been chosen for Final Project 2012 and will now go into production.
"MELANCHOLIA" CINEMATOGRAPHER AT THE EFC
Wednesday and Thursday award-winning cinematographer Manuel Claro, the man behind the camera on films such as "Reconstruction", "Dark Horse" and "Melancholia", taught master classes at the European Film College.
FUTURE DAYS AT THE EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
While the students are waiting to find out which 15 Final Projects will go into production, people from the film industry are visiting the school to try and help the students answer the big question: what happens after the EFC?
FINAL PROJECT 2012 KICKS OFF
72 proposals were handed in for Final Project 2012 and now 26 have been picked to be developed further, before the final 15 projects are chosen to go into production.
AWARD-WINNING FILM DUO GIVES LECTURES
Former students and Silver Bear-winning film duo, Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg stopped by the European Film College to give guest lectures and show a sneak premiere of their new, award-winning film.
130 GUESTS VISITED FOR OPEN HOUSE 2012
European Film College overflowed with excitement, questions and curiosity as 130 visitors attended Open House 2012 to learn more about life as an EFC student.
FORMER STUDENTS WIN SILVER BEAR IN BERLIN
Former EFC students, director/writer Nikolaj Arcel and writer Rasmus Heisterberg, just won the Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlin Film Festival. They won for "A Royal Affair", which was also awarded for Best Actor.
PERSONAL VOICES IN A GLOBAL WORLD
In connection with the students' trip to Berlin, principal Mette Damgaard-Sørensen writes an essay for the Danish Film Institute.
STUDENTS VISIT THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
Everything is suddenly quiet at the European Film College as the students head off to the Berlin International Film Festival at the annual student trip.
FORMER STUDENT WINS AT SUNDANCE
Former student at European Film College, Mads Matthiesen, won the award as Best Director in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at Sundance.
FORMER STUDENTS AT SUNDANCE AND BERLIN
Two films by former EFC students have been selected for the main competitions at two of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.
SOUND - SO MUCH MORE THAN RECORDING
Argentinean sound guru Gustavo Costantini gave the students a new take on creative sound as he visited the college to give three lectures.
EFC HAS VISIT FROM BHUTAN AND NEPAL
A delegation from Motion Picture Association of Bhutan and Indigenous Film Archive in Nepal visited the European Film College to learn more about the 8½ month program and about nurturing young film talents.
ALL SET FOR 2012
Students are back after their Christmas break, and ahead of them await film projects, great guest lectures and the Berlin Film Festival.
VISIT FROM GREENLANDIC PRODUCER
The students at European Film College had a visit from former student and producer Aka Hansen from Greenland. She screened her latest feature film.
DOC PROJECT: PUSHING THE LIMITS
Before the students go home on Christmas break, they engage in the Documentary Project, where they are encouraged to play with the genre and make personal, subjective documentaries.
TOP AMERICAN PRODUCER AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
For four days, American producer Christine Vachon - the woman behind films such as "Boys don't cry" and "Happiness" - taught at the EFC.
EFC COLLECTS FOR DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL
This Sunday was the annual national collection for the Danish Refugee Council, and European Film College took part in the event for the fifth year in a row.
"ARMADILLO" DIRECTOR VISITS EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
Janus Metz, the award-winning director of "Armadillo" visited the college for a couple of days to give lecturers for the students as preparation for the upcoming documentary project.
HALLOWEEN AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
The annual Halloween Party was a great success as always with amazing costumes, decorations - and of course a pumpkin carving competition.
Today the students at European Film College engage on their first school project: The 4 Minute Film. The only limitation besides duration: the location.
STUDENTS PREPARE FOR FIRST BIG PROJECT
It’s time for the first round of the 8 ½ minute projects, which are short films that the students shoot on their own initiative.
FROM FILM APPRECIATOR TO FILMMAKER
Film guru and beloved friend of the EFC, Mamoun Hassan, visited the college this week, and among many things he taught the students about the difference between filmmakers and film appreciators.
AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR TALKS FICTION-NON-FICTION
Former EFC student and award-winning director Michael Noer talked about research and about approaching fiction as documentary, as he visited the EFC to give two great lectures.
KUBRICK'S PRODUCER RETURNS TO THE EFC
A close friend and a returning guest lecturer at European Film College, Jan Harland as always made great impact on the students as he visited the school Monday.
SHOOTING GAMES AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
It’s serious fun when the students engage in Shooting Games during their second week of the 8 ½ months program.
WORKSHOP WITH OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARIST
The 8½ months course is off to a hard-hitting start as the man behind “Burma VJ”, “Gasolin’” and “Tintin et moi” will soon be teaching the students.
GUEST TEACHERS AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
An English film guru, a top producer in American independent cinema and Stanley Kubrick’s producer are just three of the guest teachers that EFC has lined up for the upcoming film program.
EFC INTRODUCES NEW CAMERAS
The students attending the upcoming film program will be able to film with brand new cameras for both fiction and documentary.
LONE SCHERFIG AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
The new 8 ½ months course is getting close, and EFC already has some great guest teachers lined up. The first guest will be internationally acclaimed Danish director, Lone Scherfig.
THREE STUDENT FILMS SELECTED FOR FILM FESTIVAL
Three short films made by EFC students from the class of 2010/11 were selected for the Kuopio Film Festival in Finland.
FORMER STUDENT SHOOTS WITH OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR
Former EFC student, Molly Blixt Egelind, will be starring alongside Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm in Academy Award winner Susanne Bier’s next film.
EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE GOES HD
When the new school year starts 29 August, European Film College will be fully upgraded to a complete HD work flow.
THE EFC YEARBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE
Final Cut 2011, the EFC yearbook, is now available for download and in print. Download or buy the yearbook and get a look into student life at EFC.
EFC ANNOUNCES OBEL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Students Liselli Grunwald and Christian Bengtson are the 2011 recipients of the two Obel Family Foundation Scholarships.
JOACHIM TRIER'S FILM SELECTED FOR CANNES
Former student Joachim Trier's recent film, “Oslo, August 31st”, has been selected for Une Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
FORMER STUDENT DIRECTS FILM WITH MADS MIKKELSEN
Former EFC student, Nikolaj Arcel, just started filming with international superstar Mads Mikkelsen.
FORMER STUDENT WINS NORDISK FILM AWARD
Anders August, a former student at European Film College, has just been awarded with the largest talent award in the Danish film and TV business.
WORKSHOP WEEK AT EFC
To prepare for the Final Projects, the students join inspiring and creative workshops that take them to the corners of filmmaking.
THOMAS VINTERBERG VISITS THE EFC
The students took some serious notes as Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg gave a guest lecture at European Film College.
EDITING VON TRIER
Molly Stensgaard, who recently visited EFC to teach master classes in editing, talks about her long work relationship with Lars von Trier and about being a good editor.
STUDENTS GET THEIR FILMS DISSECTED BY ENGLISH FILM GURU
Mamoun Hassan visited European Film College to teach the students about editing and film language and to break down some of their films.
EFC TURNS INTO MULTI PRODUCTION FILM STUDIO
European Film College was turned upside down this weekend due to the shooting of nothing less than seven student films.
KUBRICK PRODUCER AND SOUND MAGICIAN VISIT EFC
One produced numerous films for Stanley Kubrick, the other is a renowned sound designer and professor. They are both giving lectures at EFC this week.
EFC MUSIC VIDEO PROJECTS CHOSEN AS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEOS
Four EFC music video projects were chosen as official music videos by upcoming Danish artists and bands.
FORMER STUDENTS SHOOT FOR THE STARS
From students at European Film College to internationally acclaimed film makers. Several of our former students are achieving great things these days.
NEW: 3D CINEMA AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
As the first film school in the world, European Film College now has it's own 3D Cinema.
EXCLUSIVE DOC WORKSHOP AT EFC
Directors Dechen Roder (Bhutan) and Caroline Sascha Cogez (Denmark) came to talk to EFC students about developing documentaries.
HORRIFIC GUEST LECTURER
Director Martin Barnewitz is a big fan of horror. He stopped by EFC to throw a lecture on the effects of his favorite genre.
MARTIN DE THURAH AT EFC
Director of several music videos and acclaimed shorts, Martin de Thurah, shared his experience with EFC students on two recent visits.
UPCOMING MUSIC VIDEO PROJECT
For the third time, EFC students will work together with professional musicians producing music videos for upcoming albums as part of the notorious Music Video Project.
VISUAL EFFECTS IN EUROPEAN CINEMA
Head of visual effects in several von Trier films (Antichrist and Dancer in the dark e.g.), Peter Hjorth, shared his enormous knowledge in a 5 hour session with the current EFC students.
3D WORKSHOP AT EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE
Last week of May EFC hosted the first Danish 3D workshop for professionals. About 70 cinematographers attended.
WIM WENDERS GIVES GUEST LECTURE
Wim Wenders, one of the most influential European directors, visited European Film College during the first week of May.