European Film College is one of the best European film schools when it comes to teaching the basics in filmmaking. We combine the values of Danish folk high schools with training in film production.

EFC is unique in its approach to teaching filmmaking. Anyone with an interest in making films and learning about films is welcome, and we have students from all over the world, usually more than 20 nationalities at once.

We are located in Northern Europe, in rural Ebeltoft, Denmark, and the film school is self-governing and non-profit, subsidised by the Danish government.

EFC is a Danish folk high school, and we combine training in film production with the values of the Danish folk high school: life education, enlightenment, and education of a broad, common nature.  

Because we are a folk high school, students at European Film College live together on campus. They breathe film 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even when they’re not in class or working on a film production, they are screening films, talking films, analysing films, discussing films ... 

There are no exams, grades, or academic requirements. Only learning and personal growth.

We offer two kinds of film school: the 1-year film foundation programme (in English), running from mid August to mid May every year. And summer courses. a selection of 1-week film seminars and film workshops (all in Danish).

On this website you should be able to find all the information you need about all the activities here at our film school. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

European Film College is an official member of

Annual plan 2023-24 (godkendt årsplan)

Annual plan 2022-23 (godkendt årsplan)

Changes for annual plan 2022-23 (ændret årsplan 2022-23)

Articles of Association (vedtægter)

Gender policy and other registration criteria

EFC rules

At European Film College, we have a clear set of rules in terms of unacceptable behaviour. And we have clear procedures and go-to arrangements in case you experience unacceptable behaviour.