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 contracts
During the program you will meet several guest lecturers who are professionals and experts in certain areas. This includes, among others, screenwriters, dramatic advisers, 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 counselors. 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.
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.
Accommodation includes rent for your room 7 days a week and full board Monday-Thursday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Fridays include breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation cost Single room 4475-4880 SEK/4 weeks Single room with bathroom 5080 SEK/4 weeks
The accommodation 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)
All students are insured through the school’s accidence insurance policy, boarding students are insured full-time as well as during internships (in Sweden). As a boarding student you need to have a personal home insurance covering your personal belongings. An additional all risk insurance is also required for students at the Film Program.
All dormitories are equipped with a stove, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, waterboiler/coffee brewer, television set and wireless internet. The kitchen is designed for basic cooking. Some dormitories are equipped with a laundry room. There is also a sauna in one of the dormitories.
Studio Molkom is a multifunctional Black Box built in 2012.
It is well equipped with high technology and also contains a workshop, make-up lounges and storage areas.
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.
About this institute
Molkom Folk High School (Molkoms folkhögskola) is one of 155 folk high schools in Sweden, a form of adult education that has existed since 1868. A total of around 200 people in all ages and from different backgrounds study at...
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