Non-Degree / Dates: 10-28 July 2017

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 the stages of filmmaking, from script to post-production and as a result you will take home your own short film. The three weeks are devided 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 practitioner, you will develop a script for a short or documentary film and develop a script in groups. At the same week you will get knowledge about storytelling and storyboard.

The second week will be spent on capturing the ideas with the camera. You will receive expert tips from a professional cameraman and you will start shooting your own film. The third week’s focus will be editing. After having lectures on the different approaches to montage, you will cut your own film using the modern post-production facilities at BFM. The course will end with the screening of the films in the school cinema on July 31st at 16.30. Groups will use the equipment, film studios and editing facilities of BFM.


Monday 10.07 10:00-14:00 Narrative and Scriptwriting
Tuesday 11.07 10:00-14:00 Scriptwriting
Wednesday 12.07 10:00-14:00 Scriptwriting
Thurdsday 13.07 10:00-14:00 Theory
Friday 14.07 10:00-14:00 Casting, working with cinematographer, practical exercises

Monday 17.07 10:00-14:00 Storyboard, shooting, acting
Tuesday 18.07 10:00-14:00 Independent or group work. Filming
Wednesday 19.07 10:00-14:00 Independent or group work. Filming
Thursday 20.07 10:00-14:00 Independent or group work. Filming
Friday 21.07 10:00-14:00 Independent or group work. Filming

Monday 24.07 10:00-14:00 Introduction to editing
Tuesday 25.07 10.00-… Editing
Wednesday 26.07 10.00-… Editing
Thursday 27.07 10.00-… Editing
Friday 28.07 Day of Premiere!


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.

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