Competitive Entrance Exams

La Fémis trains students in all aspects of the film industry, with courses of various durations depending on the department:
For the 7 General and International departments (Screenwriting – Directing – Camera – Editing – Sound – Décor – Production), courses are 4 years long.
For the Script department, courses are 3 years long.
For the Distribution-Exhibition department, courses are 2 years long.

Terms of admission: Admission by entrance examination ( from 10 December 2019 to 10 January 2020). Several entrance exams are open in 2020:
  • The General Entrance Exam (Screenwriting – Directing – Camera – Editing – Sound – Décor – Production), the Script Entrance Exam, and the Distribution-Exhibition Entrance Exam are open to candidates from the 28 member countries of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, and Switzerland.
  • The International Entrance Exam (Screenwriting – Directing – Camera – Editing – Sound – Décor – Production) is open to candidates from all other countries. Candidates with dual nationalities that include one of the countries in the preceding paragraph are required to undertake the General Entrance Exam.

Candidates must hold the equivalent of a baccalaureate and at least 2 years of tertiary studies (or equivalent) except for the Distribution-Exhibition Entrance Exam for which the candidate must have validated 3 years of tertiary studies. For all entrance exams, candidates must be under the age of 27 on 1 January 2020, or under the age of 30 on 1 January 2020 if they can provide proof of at least 4 years’ of professional activity.
Proficiency in the French language is compulsory.
Candidates cannot sit one or more of the entrance examination more than 3 times.

As part of the PSL Research University, La Fémis offers a practice-based arts PhD: the SACRe (Sciences, Arts, Creation, Research). This PhD brings together La Fémis, the National School of Fine Arts, the National School of Decorative Arts, the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris, and the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Candidates can submit applications on the La Fémis website:
Candidates must hold a masters degree.

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