Digital Filmmaking

Digital Filmmaking
Make a Short Film in Three Weeks
Non-degree course | July 13 – July 31, 2015

Tallinn Summer School, in cooperation with the Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) offers an inspiring course of practical film-making.

During the three-week course, experienced tutors will take you through all stages of film-making, from script to post-production. You will get a good insight into the exciting world of film, share thoughts, laughter and tears with your fellow students and as a result you will take home your own short film.

This course uses a hands-on approach to teach you to see the world through the lens of the camera. The three weeks are divided into 3 cycles of film production. During the first week, you will receive a quick introduction to the craft of filmmaking and will work on your own creative ideas. Together with an experienced practitioner, you will then develop a script for a short or documentary film. The second week will be spent on capturing the ideas with the camera. While shooting your own film, you will receive expert tips from professional cameramen. The shots start telling a story during the third week, which focuses on editing. After having lectures on the different approaches to montage, you will cut your own film using the modern post-production facilities at BFM.

Students will work in small groups and write, produce, direct and digitally edit a short film, while at the same time gaining experience in the different roles of a film crew while working on the films of the other participants. The program consists of full days of hands-on exercises and work supervised by professional tutors, leading to a series of finalised shorts of up to 10 minutes in duration. The course will end with the screening of the films in the school cinema, analysed by the tutors and fellow participants. Students will use the equipment, film and sound studios and editing facilities of the newly built and fully equipped Baltic Film and Media School, which is situated in the heart of Tallinn. No personal equipment is required, but may be used if participants wish.

Course Schedule in 2014

See also other video interviews with Tallinn Summer School participants and read the diary of 2013.


The course is suitable for all people who are interested in filmmaking and are keen on putting their creative ideas into practice. No particular experience in filmmaking is required and the school encourages the enrolment of students from all backgrounds and countries. Each participant receives a diploma and a copy of the short films produced. The course is limited to 20 participants.

Credit points


Course fee

590 EUR. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.


Information about course content: Anne Sverdlik |

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