During the upcoming 23rd edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE we will screen films from two prestigious European film schools – The Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia and ELO Film School Helsinki.

The Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia came to existence in 1978. One of its first lecturers was its current patron – Krzysztof Kieslowski. The Faculty, known also simply as Katowice Film School, offers full-time courses: Cinematography, Directing and Art Photography; Film and Television Production; Film and Television Directing, and a part-time course in Film and Television Production. There is also a corresponding postgraduate course in Film and Television Production. Students learn their future craft from distinguished filmmakers such as Bogdan Dziworski, Adam Sikora, Krzysztof Zanussi, Filip Bajon, Andrzej Fidyk, Marcin Koszałka, Maciej Pieprzyca, Marcin Wrona and Michał Rosa, just to name a few. Every year the Faculty's students make dozens of etudes, many of which are presented and awarded at film festivals of national and international level (students from Katowice Film School were awarded five times at Camerimage, including three Golden Tadpoles). Soon the whole Faculty will move to its new premises, equipped with a brand new film and television recording studio, hi-tech editing and production facilities and a screening room.
ELO Film School Helsinki at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture is Finland’s only university-level film school. The versatile teaching program offered at ELO gives the future filmmakers and producers a chance to prepare for their profession by working on high-level cinematic and set design projects. The department’s research facilities bring new understanding of the various forms of expression and contemporary film production processes and open paths to further unique international research opportunities in the field. The aim of the education provided by the ELO School of Film, Television and Scenography is to familiarise students with the artistic and research processes and practices in the fields of cinema, set design and costume design, while contributing to the renewal of the art forms their represent. In accordance with the general practice followed by international film schools, the BA and MA programs in Film and Television consist of seven areas of specialization, providing education for those willing to pursue their careers as artists and professionals in film and other audiovisual productions.