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ESRA International Film School

ESRA International is now offering in Paris a variety of English-language filmmaking programs for foreign students and adults who wish to acquire a solid foundation in filmmaking – from screenwriting, directing, and production, to technical skills in cinematography, sound and editing. 

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



ESRA is a french film school, created in 1972. It is the only private film school entitled by the french government to issue and deliver a 3-year bachelor degreee (for the french program in Paris).

Based in Paris, ESRA, also has campuses in Nice, on the French Riviera, since 1988, in Rennes since 1999 and in Brussels since 2015.


  • The French-language undergraduate three-year programs are accessible to students after completion of the « Baccalauréat » (high-school diploma). In all programs, students choose a specialization for their third year of study.
  • Each establishment includes a Film/Television department (ESRA), a Sound engineering dept. (ISTS) and an Animation Film dept. (ESRA 3D). All teachings function on a three-year basis after the « BAC » (Bac = High School +1 year). In all departments, students choose their major on the third year of studies from a range of options.

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Student Reviews

It will start next monday
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My course will start next week, so I don't know

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A lot of a theoretical knowledge, little practice. A lot of focus on script writing, less on film directing.

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I am Samuel from Ethiopia, now I am living in India.

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