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Located in the heart of Paris, ESEC for over 45 years in various professions of cinema recognized by professionals.

What is ESEC ?

Recognized as one of the first international schools, ESEC is ranked 4th best film school in France after the national courses, 1st private school and 16th of the 20 best film schools in Europe (source Le Figaro / Justine Ducharne)

Opened to the Ministry of National Education in 1973, ESEC welcomes students from over 70 different nationalities.

The ESEC is a member of the College of Training Organizations of the National School FEMIS from 1986 to 1998 / Member of the Board of Directors of the National School FEMIS from 1995 to 1998 / Associate Member of the National Agency CampusArt / Member of the CILECT (International Liaison Center for Film and Television Schools) / Official Partner of the Youth Prize organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the framework of the Cannes Film Festival / Official Partner of the Sarlat Film Festival where ESEC awarded the prize for the best high school film / Official Partner of the Festival de Cannes since 1986 / ESEC participates with its trainee students in the Cannes Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand.Karen Zhao / Unsplash

The ESEC issues titles of production assistants, production and distribution assistants, and editors of film and audiovisual works certified by the State Level II. These diplomas allow equivalences with all Universities and Grandes Ecoles International. In particular in the United States: University of Southern California (USC), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and New York University (NYU).

Statistics on job opportunities for ESEC graduates, registered with the Ministry of Employment and the National Commission for Professional Qualifications (CNCP), indicate a professional integration rate of 75 to 85% of graduates according to the promotion and specialization.

Life at school

Located between the Cinémathèque Française and the Opéra Bastille, the School has a 1200 m2 building, generously open to the outside ...

There are lecture theaters, classrooms and viewing rooms, digital editing and special effects rooms, hardware stores, two cafeterias, exhibition spaces and a tree-lined terrace open to students. A studio of 200 m2 hosts the exercises and shootings. This set gives the visitor a vision of ESEC more professional than academic.

Throughout the year, ESEC organizes events that enrich student life.

Students' desk

The BDE, which works in close collaboration with the administration and the school management, is an essential link in extra-curricular life.

Coordinator of vernissages, exhibitions, round tables and parties that take place within the school, it is he who has the heavy task of organizing and managing the Cine-Club.

Every year, the elders pass the hand to the new ones, thus ensuring the durability of the school and the permanence of a singularity peculiar to the ESEC .Markus Spiske / Unsplash

Movie Club

The sessions of the Cine-Club of ESEC are held every two weeks. Led by a teacher or a speaker, by a technician, an actor or a director, they allow future graduates to meet informally and outside the purely academic, those who practice the job they want to do.

Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Patrice Leconte and Pierre Jolivet ... came to present their films at the Ciné-Club.

Trade shows

Four times a year, ESEC offers students and visitors from outside exhibitions of works by students or contemporary artists (painters, photographers, sculptors ...). Their vernissages are often the occasion of a meeting between students, teachers, speakers and parents of students.

Round tables

Each year, during the big party that takes place in the school, round tables are organized around various topics: Multimedia, Virtual Reality, TV Series, Screenwriters and Directors ... Anne Holmes, Dan Franck, Gerard Krawczyk, Pierre Jolivet are among the many professionals who participated.

Programs taught in:
French

This school also offers:

Diploma

ESEC - École Supérieure d'Études Cinématographiques de Paris

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous o ... [+]

The preparatory year

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous orientation.

Many candidates want to turn to the film and television professions, but think they do not have - or can not acquire - the background necessary to integrate ESEC . A bad orientation to the Lycée, a desire repressed in favor of studies considered more classical, a passion that turns late into obvious necessity generate frustrations and generate a fear to present themselves to a serious selection.The preparatory year of ESEC is an educational accompaniment in various artistic and cultural fields. It has one goal: that the student understands what surrounds him, so that he chooses and retains what he needs to achieve personal projects. The working method makes it possible to acquire a good general artistic culture, an aesthetic reflection, a knowledge of the social world, a curiosity towards the other arts. A permanent accompaniment, in the respect of its choices and its ambitions, has for main goal to allow the student to discover and develop his unique skills. The work requested of the student is organized as a training in method and speed by the realization of observation sequences, speeches, individual presentations. The control of knowledge is permanent and interactive, individually with each teacher or within a group.... [-]

France Paris
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
ESEC - École Supérieure d'Études Cinématographiques de Paris

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous o ... [+]

The preparatory year

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous orientation.

Many candidates want to turn to the film and television professions, but think they do not have - or can not acquire - the background necessary to integrate ESEC . A bad orientation to the Lycée, a desire repressed in favor of studies considered more classical, a passion that turns late into obvious necessity generate frustrations and generate a fear to present themselves to a serious selection.The preparatory year of ESEC is an educational accompaniment in various artistic and cultural fields. It has one goal: that the student understands what surrounds him, so that he chooses and retains what he needs to achieve personal projects. The working method makes it possible to acquire a good general artistic culture, an aesthetic reflection, a knowledge of the social world, a curiosity towards the other arts. A permanent accompaniment, in the respect of its choices and its ambitions, has for main goal to allow the student to discover and develop his unique skills. The work requested of the student is organized as a training in method and speed by the realization of observation sequences, speeches, individual presentations. The control of knowledge is permanent and interactive, individually with each teacher or within a group.... [-]

France Paris
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
ESEC - École Supérieure d'Études Cinématographiques de Paris

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous o ... [+]

The preparatory year

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous orientation.

Many candidates want to turn to the film and television professions, but think they do not have - or can not acquire - the background necessary to integrate ESEC . A bad orientation to the Lycée, a desire repressed in favor of studies considered more classical, a passion that turns late into obvious necessity generate frustrations and generate a fear to present themselves to a serious selection.The preparatory year of ESEC is an educational accompaniment in various artistic and cultural fields. It has one goal: that the student understands what surrounds him, so that he chooses and retains what he needs to achieve personal projects. The working method makes it possible to acquire a good general artistic culture, an aesthetic reflection, a knowledge of the social world, a curiosity towards the other arts. A permanent accompaniment, in the respect of its choices and its ambitions, has for main goal to allow the student to discover and develop his unique skills. The work requested of the student is organized as a training in method and speed by the realization of observation sequences, speeches, individual presentations. The control of knowledge is permanent and interactive, individually with each teacher or within a group.... [-]

France Paris
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English