- The school
The school encourages students to compete in national and international film festivals as it is a way of measuring the relative value of their shorts in a worldwide market. It is where they can assess, compare and appreciate the works of others and where they can gain professional recognition by winning awards. Festival are also places for net working, sharing and gaining experiences from other film makers and professionals present.
In 2017, Over 25 of our short films made at EICAR were selected to screen at 31 French film festivals and 47 international film festivals. Top prizes went to ten of our short films from both departments in 2017.
Our previous alumni have also managed to be selected at the Cannes film festival as well as the prestigious Sundance Writer’s Lab. Previous alumni have also gone on to pursue their studies at the top U.S. film schools including AFI, UCLA and NYU. Directing majors in both departments have managed over the last few years to direct three feature films securing box office success in France and distribution: Five by Igor Gotesman (Canal Plus), The new kid by Rudi Rosenberg and Voyoucratie by FGKO (Fabrice Garçon and Kevin Ossona).
News from the festivals
21 December 2016
Two EICAR alumni selected at the Sundance Institute’s 2017 Screenwriters Lab
EICAR INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT’S ALUMNI DARCY BRISLIN AND DYANA WINKLER WERE RECENTLY SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE AT...
4 November 2016
From film school to Cannes Festival: EICAR alumnus shares his experience in master class lecture
IN THIS WEEK’S MASTER CLASS, WE HAD THE WONDERFUL PLEASURE OF WELCOMING ONE OF OUR OWN, A FORMER STUDENT AND...