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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.


Head 

Lionel Baier


Coordinator 

Rachel Noël


Assistants 

Jean-Guillaume Sonnier (production & diffusion) 

Mykyta Kryvosheiev (post-production) 

 

Professors

Luc Andrié

François Bovier

Thibault de Chateauvieux, Paris 

Rachel Noël 

Benoît Rossel, Paris 

Richard Szotyori


Visitng Lecturers

Elsa Amiel, Paris 

Kaveh Bakhtiari 

Jean-Stéphane Bron 

Stéphanie Chuat

Jacques Comets, Paris

Valérie Donzelli, Paris

Philippe Faucon, Toulon

Sophie Fillières, Paris

Damien Froidevaux, Paris

Pauline Gaillard, Paris

Denis Gheerbrant, Paris

Hippolyte Girardot, Paris

Delphine Gleize, Bordeaux

Agnès Godard, Paris 

Véronique Goël

Arnaud Gourmelen, Paris

Laurent Guido

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

Frédéric Mermoud, Paris

Emmanuel Mouret, Paris

Bruno Podalydès, Paris

Thomas Salvador, Paris

Hannes Schüpbach, Winterthour

Céline Sciamma, Paris

Raphaël Sohier, Paris

Virgil Vernier, Paris


Masterclasses

Claire Atherton, Paris

Olivier Assayas, Paris

Nathalie Baye, Paris

Marco Bellocchio, Rome

Julie Bertuccelli, Paris

Louise Bourgoin, Paris

Guillaume Brac, Paris

Romeo Castellucci, Cesena

Alain Cavalier, Paris

Michael Cimino, New York

Catherine Corsini, Paris

Denis Côté, Montréal

Pippo Delbono, Turin

Emmanuelle Devos, Paris

Vincent Dietschy, Paris

Jacques Doillon, Paris

Amos Gitaï, 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

Luc Moullet, Paris

François Ozon, Paris

Elisabeth Perceval, Paris

Olivier Père, Paris

Antonin Peretjatko, Paris

Bruno Podalydès, Paris

Emmanuel Salinger, Paris

Barbet Schroeder, Paris

Régis Wargnier, Paris

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La Sève

Manon Goupil / Diploma 2016

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Diplomas Screening 2016

At the Swiss Film Archive


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Summer University

The cinema department is invited to the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montréal

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écal Masterclass

Philippe Faucon, director, 2016

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ECAL Cinema DVD  2016

DVD Vernissage / Locarno Film Festival


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Diploma film sets 2016

Comme des Loups

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Camera workshop with Barbet Schroeder 2016