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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)
Patrick Muroni (post-production)

Professors
François Bovier
Thibault de Chateauvieux, Paris
Rachel Noël
Benoît Rossel, Paris
Richard Szotyori

Visiting lecturers
Maud Alpi, Paris, Nantes
Séverine Barde, 
Genève
Blaise Bauquis, Genève
Renato Berta, Paris
Julien Bouissoux, Berne
Mikael Buch, Paris
Thomas Cailley, Paris
Thierry de Peretti, Ajaccio
Etienne Curchod
Josée Deshaies, Paris
Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Paris
Pauline Gaillard, Paris
Hippolyte Girardot, Paris
Agnès Godard, Paris
Stéphane Goël
Maryam Goormaghtigh, Paris
Alain Gomis, Paris
Yann Gonzalez, Paris
Laurent Guido, Paris
Gwénola Héaulmes, Paris
Marie-Eve Hildbrand
Denis Jutzeler, Genève
Marianne Lamour, Paris
Rachel Lang, Bruxelles
Laurence Larre, Paris
Olivier Loustau, Paris
Gaëlle Macé, Arles
Ursula Meier, Bruxelles
François Musy, Rolle
Julie Naas, Bruxelles
Jeanne Oberson, 
Bordeaux
Mariana Otero, Paris
Emmanuel Salinger, Paris
Anne Seibel, Paris
Raphaël Sohier, Paris
Karine Sudan, Genève

Masterclasses
Jean-Jacques Annaud, Paris
Darren Aronofsky, New York
Suzanne Bier, Copenhague
Joel Coen, New-York
Clemens Klopfenstein, Montefalso
Thierry Frémaux, Paris
Guillaume Gallienne, Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, Paris
Werner Herzog, Los Angeles
Agnès Jaoui, Paris
Barbet Schroeder, Paris
Léa Seydoux, Paris
Claire Simon, Paris
Jeremy Thomas, Londres
Gus Van Sant, Portland
Thomas Vinterberg, Copenhague
Frederick Wiseman, New York
Andrei Zviaguintsev, Moscou

2020
«Heidi en Chine», une affaire de famille
Diplômé de l'ECAL en 2002
ECAL at Visions du Réel 2020
Masterclass with Claire Denis + Bachelor films screenings
VdR2020 | Focus Maître du Réel Claire Denis
ECAL Instagram Live: Jean-Luc Godard
ECAL Instagram Live: Jean-Luc Godard, Fimmaker
Award for Best Diploma Film 2020 to Julietta Korbel
Award for Best Diploma Film 2020 to Julietta Korbel
Nouvelles formes du récit documentaire: rencontre avec Blaise Harrison
Le Centre culturel suisse s’associe à l’ECAL, la Fémis et au Festival Cinéma du Réel pour encourager la relève du cinéma documentaire suisse. Pour ce premier rendez-vous : rencontre avec Blaise Harrison.
«Fiancées» d’ailleurs
Julia Bünter déflore les rêves des jeunes Cairotes.
Rencontres 7e Art Lausanne 2020
Du 04.03.2020 au 07.03.2020 ECAL, Auditoire IKEA
L'ECAL aux Journées de Soleure 2020
Du 22.01.2020 au 29.01.2020 Soleure
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