Bachelor Film Studies

This programme is for students passionate about all genres of film and moving image (fiction, documentary, experimental movie, institutional film, TV programme, video clip and advertising). Although training in directing – including personal scriptwriting – remains central, this Bachelor course also provides extensive multidisciplinary skills in the various film-making professions (scriptwriter, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, mixer…).

Through lectures and workshops provided by renowned figures of the discipline, the students perfect their skills in fields as varied as stage direction, actor direction, scriptwriting or production. Commissions by institutions or companies ensure that students are confronted with an actual working environment. Often presented in festivals the world over and broadcast on national and foreign TV channels, ECAL films are regularly awarded distinctions. Additionally, the students benefit from theoretical courses and multidisciplinary conferences on the ECAL premises.

The skills acquired during the Bachelor curriculum allow students to explore and submit a portfolio of varied films, enabling them to then sign up for various film-making professions, to produce art house films or advertisements, and to work in television, production companies or festivals. The students may also further their knowledge in their preferred field by embarking on the Master in Cinema at ECAL or a similar programme in another institution.

Lionel Baier

Rachel Noël

Jean-Guillaume Sonnier (production & diffusion)
Guillaume Brandt (post-production)

Luc Andrié
François Bovier
Roland Cosandey
Thibault de Chateauvieux, Paris
Frédéric Mermoud, Paris
Rachel Noël
Charles Pralong
Benoît Rossel, Paris

Visiting Lecturers
Elsa Amiel, Paris
Kaveh Bakhtiari
Jean-Stéphane Bron
Jacques Comets, Paris
Valérie Donzelli, Paris
Pauline Gaillard, Paris
Denis Gheerbrant, Paris
Hippolyte Girardot, Paris
Véronique Goël
Arnaud Gourmelen, Paris
Antoine Jaccoud
Laurent Kempf
Jacques Kermabon, Paris
Darius Khondji, Paris
Arnaud Laporte, Paris
Virginie Legeay, Paris
Malcolm Le Grice, Londres
Xavier Leherpeur, Paris
Sébastien Lifshitz, Paris
Elina Löwensohn, Paris
Dominique Marchais, Paris
Emmanuel Mouret, Paris
Bruno Podalydès, Paris
Hannes Schüpbach, Winterthour
Céline Sciamma, Paris
Raphaël Sohier, Paris

Olivier Assayas, Paris
Nathalie Baye, Paris
Marco Bellocchio, Rome
Guillaume Brac, Paris
Alain Cavalier, Paris
Catherine Corsini, Paris
Pippo Delbono, Turin
Emmanuelle Devos, Paris
Vincent Dietschy, Paris
Jacques Doillon, Paris
Christophe Honoré, Paris
Marthe Keller, Paris
Nicolas Klotz, Paris
Joachim Lafosse, Bruxelles
Noémie Lvovsky, Paris
Vincent Macaigne, Paris
Tonie Marshall, Paris
Ursula Meier, Bruxelles
Elisabeth Perceval, Paris
Olivier Père, Paris
Emmanuel Salinger, Paris
Régis Wargnier, Paris

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Stammering love

Tim is 23 years old. He stammers a lot. His friend is a charmer. For Tim, seducing a girl is difficult.

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The Ambassador & me

A son, a father. The first one holds a camera; the second one holds the title ambassador. The camera trembles, the ambassador remains still.

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Another Game

Starting with a role play and then falling in love, Benoît is going to lose everything…

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The Girls' Grave

Sissi and Victoria are sisters. Whereas the younger is slowly emerging from the world of childhood, the elder tries in vain to be grown up. In the room that they share, Sissi is preparing for her gymnastic compétition and Victoria has boys coming and going...

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Kwa Heri Mandima

Childhood pictures, the departure from Zaire when I was 10, my friends Watumu, Angi and Amosi, the big shift from a culture to another, identity, memories and footage...

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La délogeuse

Stéphanie secretly makes herself “at home” in the luxurious villa where she is employed as a cleaning woman. A duel against the real owner gradually begins, and she takes control of the house.