KINOEYES | KEM - The European Movie Masters - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship

Deadline
January 02, 2022

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Location (s):

  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
Tallinn, Dublin, Lisbon, Edinburgh

Overview

THIS TWO YEAR MA PROGRAMME IS A HIGHLY INTENSIVE FICTION FILM MAKING MASTERS DEGREE SUPPORTED BY ERASMUS+. THE MA IS SPLIT BETWEEN FOUR DIFFERENT FILM SCHOOLS IN FOUR DIFFERENT EUROPEAN STATES.

Details

The teaching in each campus reflects the strengths of the staff and educational history of each school, so providing each specialist student with a choice of the best possible options for learning. Each school has a substantial track record teaching masters film-making courses.

Also unique is the programme’s focus on the feature film as the object of study and aspiration, rather than the short film, as in most other courses.

Students will be recruited in the following areas: Directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, editing and sound. Around half the teaching will be geared to each specialism, while the rest will consist of transferable skills in film making, creative practice, entrepreneurship and critical thinking - skills that are essential for all film students.

Students will form collaborative teams and work towards a funded graduation project. These final thesis films will be expected to perform at first-tier international film festivals.

Teaching on the programme will be supplemented by a comprehensive course of professional practice preparation, involving industry professionals from all over Europe, including production and craft specialists, distributors, festival programmers, financiers, lawyers and casting directors.

THE CONSORTIUM

  • UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA LISBON
  • EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY EDINBURGH
  • BALTIC FILM, MEDIA AND ARTS SCHOOL TALLINN
  • IADT DUN LAOGHAIRE DUBLIN

KINO EYES -THE EUROPEAN MOVIE MASTERS HAS THREE FULL ACADEMIC PARTNERS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING THE PROGRAMME AND ENJOYS THE SUPPORT OF A WIDE RANGE OF ASSOCIATED PARTNERS, WHO COLLABORATE AT DIFFERENT LEVELS, FROM TEACHING TO CONSULTANCY AND PROMOTION.

IN VIEW OF PROVIDING A HIGH QUALITY EUROPEAN JOINT MASTER DEGREE IN FICTION FILM, THREE EUROPEAN HEIS WITH DIFFERENT PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES AND EXPERIENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION HAVE COME TOGETHER TO CREATE THE KEM CONSORTIUM:

ULHT
UNIVERSIDADE LUSÓFONA DE HUMANIDADES E TECNOLOGIAS
SCHOOL OF ARTS, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES ...for its 20 years of successful experience in training film professionals at an international level, namely for all the Portuguese speaking countries. The University strongly encourages a focus on entrepreneurship and cross-sectional competences and from the very beginning of the training, students learn how to compete and how to comply with the profession’s requirements. The University brings to the consortium both its experience in fields of specialisation such as directing, editing and post-production, and its expertise in the crossing between film and new media formats languages.

BMF
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
BALTIC FILM, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION SCHOOL ...for its educational approach based on a strong master-apprentice relationship – the so called “6 pack model”, and strong international edge. BFM brings to the consortium its expertise in craft-oriented training namely in cinematography, sound and editing. BFM endorses creativity through different practical exercises, among them one of the most important experiences for a filmmaker: shooting in a studio set created and planned from scratch. 

ENU
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES / SCREEN ACADEMY SCOTLAND ...for its tradition of focusing on the stimulation of the students’ own style and individual voice, while maintaining a very close relation with the industry in designing programmes and activities. Napier University brings to the consortium its high profile training approach to writing, directing and production that depends on a positive cycle of reinforced learning: Lecture, workshop, production, crit, in which the student learns by instruction, but also from its own mistakes and feedback from peers and tutors;

IADT
DUN LAOGHAIRE
INSTITUTE OF ART, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY...for its long-standing reputation as Ireland’s centre of excellence for education and training in film, animation, broadcasting and the screen arts. IADT brings to the consortium almost thirty years of the highest standard of applied film education thanks to its world-class facilities and excellent staff. A generation of award-winning Irish filmmakers owe their success to the skills IADT equipped them with as students.

THE PARTNER HEIS LED MANY INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES IN THE PAST, WHICH GAVE THEM A WIDE EXPERIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION.

Since 2004, Universidade Lusófona Film department has been the leader of nine international projects supported by the Media and Erasmus Programmes of the EU, which primarily focus on research on film and New Media carried out by consortia of European and South-American HEIs, such as Essemble and ITAP, while also possessing a strong profile in relation with research activities developed in cooperation with industry, namely under FP5 and 7 funding. Lusófona is already involved in the provision of one Erasmus Mundus Joint degree, the Docnomads program, and was responsible for leading the Knowledge alliance project CIAKL I and CIAKL II.

BFM has a lot of experience in running international events – the school organises an international student film festival Sleepwalkers that has networking and training events in the program and international conferences yearly such as Media conference and Cinema and the City conference. The school also has strong past experience in student mobility at different levels and BFM also has had previous experiences with joint master programs – the schools offers a JMD between Baltic Film and Media School, University of Tartu and Viljandi Culture Academy in Sound and Film Sound Engineering Arts and a joint MA program with Estonian Music Academy for film and theatre directing, besides partnering with other Erasmus Mundus program, the Viewfinder.

Edinburgh Napier University has been teaching film at an undergraduate level for a quarter of a century, and at post-graduate level since the 90s. In 2005 it began teaching direction, production and screenwriting in separate Master’s Degrees. Screen Academy Scotland is a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art, dedicated to fostering the future of filmmakers. Offering a range of practice based degree programmes, from undergraduate film and television to postgraduate programmes in screenwriting, production, direction, camera, sound and post-production, we give our students direct contact with the film and television industry in order to equip them with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to become skilled, confident and employable graduates.
Screen Academy Scotland is one of only three Film Academies (along with the London Film School and the National Film and Television School) in the UK recognised by Creative Skillset as a centre of excellence in film practice education.

IADT - Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is the top provider of art and design education in Ireland, a fully-fledged third-level Institute of Art, Design and Technology that stands strong on the established foundation and reputation of its art, design and media courses, while embracing the new disciplines of humanities technology and business. IADT was originally created in the 1960’s and today hosts more than 2500 students in its vibrant Carriglea campus. The campus integrates the facilities of the National Film School, a fully equipped building.

COURSE CURRICULUM

KEM's academic structure follows the workflow of an actual film production and is aligned with the needs of todays’ professionals and organizations scattered along the film production and distribution value chain.

KEM' students must already have with prior knowledge in the area and applicants will be selected in accordance with areas of interest, a fact that will later determine their mobility. 

These students will benefit both from geographical mobility by having the opportunity to circulate between the three countries involved in the program, but also curricular mobility since the program is designed in order to allow students to have contact throughout the course with the different fields of expertise covered in the pentagonal educational model that presides to KEM’s structure.

MOBILITY SCHEME

THE MOBILITY SCHEME OFFERED BY KEM IS MANDATORY, DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER THE STUDENTS ALL WORK TOGETHER IN LISBON. THIS FIRST SEMESTER WILL CONSIST OF A LEVERAGING PERIOD DURING WHICH COLLABORATION AND TEAM BUILDING CAPACITIES WILL BE REINFORCED.

Given that the 2nd semester emphasizes specialisation; both Tallinn and Edinburgh have been chosen for the second venue. Students will be divided between the two schools in accordance with their areas of expertise already defined before application.

ENU will take writers, directors and producers and BFM the cinematographers, editors and sound designers.

After the end of the second semester all students will come together in Tallinn for a Summer school during which they will present their progress on projects to be further developed .

In the 3rd and 4th semesters the students’ are once again divided among the three partner schools, for the thesis development.

DIPLOMA AWARDED

KEM CONSORTIUM WILL AWARD SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS WITH A JOINT DEGREE DIPLOMA (INCLUDING DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENTS).

KEM will grant from the beginning a joint degree and attached diplomas supplement based on the already existing and locally accredited master courses (second cycle degrees) in the area of fiction film offered by each one of the schools in the consortium.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

KEM is open to European and non-European students with a BA degree related with film production.

Diplomas in different study areas are accepted for applicants with relevant professional experience in film. In order to guarantee high-quality training, KEM will only enroll a maximum of 4 or 5 students per specialisation

The following requirements must be fulfilled by all applicants:

  • Application Form (online and complying with the imposed deadlines, no applications sent by regular mail will be accepted).
  • Copy of passport/identification card (This should be an official identification document including a photograph and personal data like first name, surname and date and place of birth. This data should be described in English language -like in passports. We recommend that the expiration date covers the duration of the entire master).
  • Recent head-shot photograph.
  • Final university diploma from previous degree(s) - BA or Master with minimum National Framework Qualifications level 8 or European Qualifications Framework level 6 - (If in other language than in English, additional officially certified translation into English is obligatory, and it should also contain the University stamp).
  • Curriculum vitae (must provide professional qualification(s), experience, pieces of work(s), job(s), task(s), professional skills in film-making).
  • Two or three Letters of Recommendation. These do not have to follow a template. The only requirement is that the contact details of the person providing the reference must be clearly typed and if possible should contain a business email address and a telephone number.
  • Letter of motivation that expresses interest in studying at KEM (max 1000 characters).
  • Expectations concerning knowledge to acquire (max 1000 characters).
  • Portfolio/ show reel of previous films (This portfolio must reflect your area of specialization chosen for the Master course. You should show the film credits and if possible, with English subtitles. Only unlisted link in YouTube or similar.)
  • If you are applying for screenwriting, please upload the treatments of your most significant work. If filmed, please include it on your portfolio/show-reel.
  • Proof of proficiency in the English language - IELTS 6.0  - Further requirement listed at the end of the page*
  • A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules or, a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

Dates:

Deadline: January 02, 2022


Cost/funding for participants:

ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Candidates are eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, awarded on the basis of excellence.
  • The number of the scholarships available for the 5th edition is seventeen (17) for a class of 24 students.
  • Candidates eligible for scholarships are students who have obtained a primary higher-education degree or can demonstrate a recognised equivalent according to national legislation and practices of the degree awarding country.
  • Students who have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course / Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action.
  • Erasmus+ scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course. This holds for the entire period of the course.
  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

 

 

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