ECAL (Switzerland)

Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne

Ever since its creation, the Film Studies Department at ECAL has been preparing students to become film-makers in the multi-faceted world of media. The cross-disciplinary degree programme covers all aspects of film-making: films and artistic videos, documentaries, fiction, general communication, TV programmes, trailers and advertising. Throughout the years, ECAL’s Film Studies Department has reached out to a variety of both Swiss and overseas film professionals and regularly works with Swiss and European schools and institutions. The students’ films also participate in numerous festivals. Every year ECAL invites a number of guest speakers and professors (film-makers, technicians, screenwriters, film historians, producers etc.) to seminars and workshops where they share their expertise and talents with the students. This in turn stimulates the students’ creativity.

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