Film - Creating and producing
FILM – CREATING AND PRODUCING
Do you want to make your filmmaking dreams come true? Molkom Folk High School provides you with unique possibilities within film and/or acting. If you have a curious mind, like challenges and want to develop your passion during two fantastic years, Molkom is the place to be. We will create movie magic together and make your dreams come true! In front of – or behind the camera.
The Film Program at Molkom Folk High School is a two-year, post-secondary education. During this program you will participate in the making of a large number of films. Several of these are made in close co-operation with the school’s Acting Program. The educational focus is on content and storytelling. This is why we spend time analysing, as well as giving and receiving feedback. You will also have an opportunity to try many of the different tasks involved in the filmmaking process and learn the basics of self-employment.
During the first year you will explore different aspects of filmmaking. Two very important components are dramaturgy and how to write a screenplay. You will learn how to prepare the screenplay into a workable shooting script. You also learn how to plan and prepare material for the post-production process.
We are equipped with the latest within digital technique. You will work with Sony FS7 and also be introduced to the concept of staging & blocking. There will also be study trips, for instance to different film festivals.
During the second year the main focus will be on directing and cinematography. This provides you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in your area of special interest; such as directing, screenplay writing, cinematography/lighting, producing or editing. Studies in ledarship theory and group dynamics will continue from the first year. You will work in larger groups and by doing so be better prepared for the various demands from the industry. It also provides you with experience for the second year’s internships, used as a means to expand your abilities and provide you with invaluable contacts for future work.
You will work with Sony F55/FS7 (with PL mount plus 6 lenses), Steadicam (gaining certification) and also get a practical introduction to underwater and aerial photography.
During the second year you will also develop and produce a web series. You also gain experience by using Virtual Reality (VR) within a film context.
FILM TRADE CONTACTS
During the program you will meet several guest lecturers who are professionals and experts in certain areas. This includes, among others, screenwriters, dramatic advisors, actors, and directors. Study trips are planned to conventions, film festivals (for example Gothenburg International Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, The November Film Festival, FEST New Directors | New Films Festival [Portugal]) and production units (film, television, theater). We collaborate in projects with Region Värmland’s film counsellors. Together with students from the school’s Acting Program we also go on a study trip to Greece (during Year 2). The purpose of this trip is to make movies on location, to obtain a diving certification and also to get an introduction to underwater photography.
Så ansöker du
Each year a number of (approximately) 20 students will be admitted to Year 1andYear 2. Our ambition is to create a dynamic group from different personalities, regardless of gender, age and ethnic background.
But we also want applicants with earlier experience from filmmaking, which could be from a Media Program (secondary level) or from working on a film project. Validation of work experience is possible. You need to have three years of Swedish secondary education in order to apply (or the equivalent of that in your country). On the right side of this page you will find a link to the application form.
Please note that all classes at the Film Program will be in English (starting from the Fall semester 2018)
The application for the next school year (2018-2019) is due at the latest on April 15.
Print out the form and complete it by hand. Then send it together with required certifications, grades, work samples, cover letter, and birth certificate by regular mail or digitally by e-mail.
Molkoms folkhögskola Box 66 660 60 Molkom Sweden
We will send you a confirmation that we have received your application within a week. If you don´t get the confirmation we kindly ask you to contact us.
If your application is incomplete you will be asked to send in the missing information, otherwise we cannot process your application.
Film and Acting have admission days, when we invite a number of applicants to our School for interviews and try-outs. Please contact us if you cannot be here in person, so we can arrange a Skype interview instead.
You will receive a notification if you are admitted or not at the end of June (at the latest). When admitted, you will have to confirm your position by paying an admission fee of 300 SEK. This sum will be transferred to your class fund and used for study trips.
ABOUT THE APPLICATION
In order for your application to be valid you must submit:
- Copy of your birth certificate
- Cover letter (explain why you are applying, who you are, previous experience from filmmaking)
- Copy of your latest grades (highest education)
- Job certificates (if any) from your latest workplaces (and what your position has been)
- References (not from a family member or close friend)
- Earlier experience
- Digital copies of work samples (which could be screenplays, photographs, films)
Together with your application, please enclose a film idea and also a screenplay. If you have a film on dvd or a digital copy, make sure it is in the H.264 format (and that it can be played). You can also send a functioning link to your film on the internet. Your work samples are meant to provide us with an example of your ability to express yourself.
Molkom Folk High School’s six dormitories have a number of 64 rooms in total. All are single rooms, a small number of them with their own bathroom.
The rooms are furnished with a bed (including mattress), desk, chair, bookshelf, bedside lamp and clothes closet. We also have a few rooms where dogs and cats are allowed (after clearing this with our house prefect). In case of room shortage we will apply twin bedroom placing at the beginning of the semester.
Accomodation includes rent for your room 7 days a week and full board Monday-Thursday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Fridays include breakfast and lunch.
Accomodation cost Single room 4475-4880 SEK/4 weeks Single room with bathroom 5080 SEK/4 weeks
The accomodation cost is billed monthly in advance. Since months vary in length, the monthly cost vary as well. When you receive your first bill you will also be presented with a preliminary billing plan for the rest of the semester.
During the Christmas holidays you only pay half the rent. During other breaks (one week or longer) there is no boarding cost. Termination of your accomodation agreement (before the school year has ended), is due 30 days in advance.
(All sums are adjusted during the Spring semester for the following year)
Examen & Intyg
All tuition is free of charge at Swedish Folk High Schools. All students pay a mandatory service fee of 41 SEK per week. This fee covers coffee/tee during the morning recess, some meals (for instance Christmas dinner), student insurance and paper copies.
Students pay for their own literature as well as other material neded for school work.
Costs for study trips and various material (in the Film and Acting Program)
Acting year 1: 10.000 SEK
Acting year 2:10.000 SEK
Film year 1:12.000 SEK
Film year 2:12.000 SEK
The fee is divided into a monthly cost, from August until April.
In English, see separate information below Vill du söka vidare till högre studier eller har du ett intresse inom film, skådespeleri eller hälsa som du vill utveckla eller jobba med? Då kan Molkoms folkhögskola vara platsen för dig. Hos oss...