BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY
The BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY (BFA) provides its students with up-to-date knowledge; therefore, even with the change of the market, they will become employable industry professionals. The Academy’s goal is to acquaint its students with the American “know how” and teach them skills for international filmmaking.
The BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY offers training with 6 modules:
The classes are held in two languages: English and Hungarian. In each case, there is an interpreter who translates for those who do not speak the given language; but with the help of earphones, students can easily follow the lecture.
The curriculum primarily deals with genre films. Students can learn the requirements, motives and the structure of these movies. Those who want to make art films, they still need to learn the rules before they start dismissing them and creating their own. Only after being familiar with the classic structure can these filmmakers decide which elements they want to ignore, or change.
The Academy’s faculty is made up of highly qualified filmmakers and award winners of the industry, who lend not only their knowledge, but their networking to students.
BFA/ELTE is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education, where graduates will receive help to find jobs in film business. BFA/ELTE cooperates closely with other high-education institutions abroad, and with film-, post-production studios, equipment rental houses, production companies, international and domestic distributors.
MASTER CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
In addition to the joint program of BFA and ELTE, every year our students can participate in “masters of cinema” workshops organized by the Hungarian National Film Fund. Past masters who have taught workshops include Oliver Stone, Joe Eszterhas, Alan Parker, Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Laurie Hutzler, István Szabó and Nimród Antal.
COLLABORATION WITH LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (LMU)
From the 2016 Fall Semester on, we are providing study abroad courses for Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles). We are looking forward to continue and grow our relationship with LMU. Feel free to ask us for details.
“Studying abroad in Budapest was the best decision I made in college. I got to learn about writing and filmmaking in a completely new and unique way from my classes back in Los Angeles. Working with international students opened my eyes to new perspectives, experiences and thoughts which will forever change me as a writer and filmmaker. Also, I had so much fun!”
THE FUSION OF ELTE AND BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY
BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY (BFA) and EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY (ELTE) have joined forces offering practical film studies to students who aspire to become industry professionals. This partnership provides students with high quality, comprehensive filmmaking training. The courses can be claimed as practical courses of the ELTE BA or ELTE filmmaking MA degrees.
BFA’s practical courses perfectly complement ELTE’s internationally respected film curriculum. Alongside BFA’s hands-on, business-oriented film program, our students can choose from a wide variety of more theoretical courses from ELTE’s own film division, such as film history, aesthetics, and critical studies.
The courses of the Academy are held on the ELTE-BTK campus, and the practical portion is taught in a professional environment, at the Hungarian film industry’s most modern production and post-production houses.
Múzeum krt. 6-8., 1088 Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 408 6109