Places/partner universities

1. The Consortium leader, Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem(SZFE), is recognized as one of the most respected European film schools and it has been running film programmes of the highest standards for the past 60 years including a master in cinematography. Under the leadership of Oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond, and with the participation of lecturers and teachers from other renowned European film schools the university has been running the acclaimed English-language Budapest Cinematographer Masterclass for approximately two decades. SZFE wishes to share this professional and educational tradition with future generations in the form of this joint master, while, at the same time, making use of the experience gained as the Consortium leader of the successful DocNomads documentary film directing Erasmus Mundus joint master, which was launched in 2012 and which was the first such film-related master in Europe. (more information:

2. The Irish partner, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT) is the nation’s leading higher education institution in the area of applied film education and it has been delivering programmes up to the highest standards for more than thirty years. IADT has the widest portfolio of overlapping, interconnected, practical film and TV full-time courses on the island of Ireland and is the home of the National Film School. Thanks to the state investment completed in the last number of years, IADT offers its cinematography students the most modern high definition studios with state-of-the-art lighting facilities and a technological infrastructure of the very highest standard. (more information:

3. Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University/BFM is one of Northern Europe’s largest international film and media schools. An English-language MA degree has existed at BFM for more than ten years. The school has accumulated considerable experience in the field of international curricula. The image-making traditions in Estonian film are strong and stem from the traditional VGIK school in Moscow where many Estonian filmmakers had been taught and which has earned an enviable reputation in the world of cinema. BFM combines this tradition with cutting-edge facilities to enable students to conceive, develop, shoot and finalise film and TV productions in a professional environment. Its Production Centre is equipped with high quality video, audio and post-production technology that allows students to create a wide range of film, TV and new media content. (more information: