Rebekka Hove, university student, Aesthetics and Culture.
Student at European Film College 2018-2019.
What did you do after EFC?
In the years after graduating from EFC I did book some jobs and applied to industry related educations and I tried to take the industry oriented route, but that didn't end up happening for me. I ended up doing a bachelors in Aesthetics and Culture instead. One that I'm finishing up right now. And I love it! It ended up being the perfect choice for me. Going to university has really been eye-opening for me, and made me realize that it's not just the film medium that I like. It is actually art in general. I also found out that I want to work within the cultural industries. Including the film industry.
What did the EFC experience mean to you?
I applied to the EFC because I wanted to find out if film studies and production were something for me. And it was a great year. During my stay I accumulated a great deal of happy memories that I will always remember fondly. Of course we also acquired a lot of technical skills and learned about the industry, but what I use the most now in my day to day life is the “soft” skills that we learned. Like working in an international environment, problem solving, managing a hectic project, learning “on the go”, adaptability, and how to be creative within boundaries. While attending EFC these fundamental skills are always challenged and thus develop rapidly.
In what way is EFC a part of your life today, if any part?
I've met people from my year at EFC and people from the year before me at the university I attend, and some of them are even in the same classes as me. We ended up in all kinds of different places.
I was not this positive about my journey in the first couple of years after EFC though. I thought I had failed and wasted a lot of money and time. But I realized that this is simply not the case. Everything I learned and the experiences I had at EFC are still very much in the back of my mind, and it has had a great impact on who I am as a person and what I do today.
Life is a long string of unforeseeable events that are often out of your control. You don't know who you're going to meet, who you’ll connect with, or what life looks like in ten years. A year at EFC is profitable in many different ways. One thing is for sure, you'll be a lot wiser!
In what way is film a part of your life today, if any?
Film is very much still a part of my life. I still absolutely love film, and I'm currently minoring in Film and Media, just because of this. I've even met people from my year at EFC and people from the year before me at the university I attend, and some of them are even in the same classes as me. We ended up in all kinds of different places.