Life after EFC

European Film College is the perfect place to start if you plan to work with film or media. Read about former EFC students and what they're doing today.

What happens after your stay at European Film College? What are your options?

Well, options are many.

Most of our students move on to study at advanced film schools across the globe or to work with film and media in some way.
But some of them also end up choosing completely different paths. Below are various examples of former students and where they are now.

Photo above: Directors and screenwriters Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel during a visit at EFC. They were both EFC students from 1994-95.
Did you know?

90% of our graduating students state that they wish to work professionally in film and media in some way.

Former students in film

Hundreds of our former students are now working in the Danish and international film and media business. Below you can see a selection of the most acclaimed of our former students.

Pilou Asbæk

“It was actually at the EFC where I figured out that this was what I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.”

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

“And I just made a decision that I would work as much as I could and take part in as many projects as possible.”

Charlotte Bruus

“I don't know anywhere else, where you get to direct, edit, do sound, do cinematography - all under the same roof.”

Christina Rosendahl

“This was where I for the first time built up the courage to say: I want to become a film director!”

Andrés Longares

“You don’t make friends, you find soulmates. Somehow no place left a mark on me like EFC did.”

Joachim Trier

“There is such an openness to explore.”

Other fields

A lot of our students are working with something else than film today, but EFC is still a big part of their lives.

Career guidance

As a student at EFC you will be offered career guidance that will help you decide on further education and career opportunities.

Whether you are already fully determined on your career path or you are unsure about what to do after EFC, our teachers are ready to guide you in terms of your future. Our students are, at anytime, welcome to contact our teachers and Principal and set up a meeting.

During the year, we have visits from a long row of guest lecturers and guest teachers from the Danish and international film and media business. Besides sharing knowledge about their fields and their work, they will inspire and guide students in terms of career choices and opportunities.

In the spring semester, EFC will arrange the so-called Future Days, spread across the semester, where film schools, universities, production companies etc. are invited in for talks and Q&As about their study or trainee programmes.