Den Europæiske Filmhøjskole søger instruktørlærer

Den Europæiske Filmhøjskole søger fuldtidslærer i instruktion til skolens internationale 9 måneders filmgrundkursus. Kurset samler 115 elever fra hele verden, der bor og undervises på højskolen i naturskønne Ebeltoft af et internationalt fakultet med 9 faste lærere og en lang række gæstelærere.


Full time teacher in Directing Fiction
Commencement date: August 2014

The European Film College

The European Film College (EFC) is seeking a full-time directing fiction teacher for the 8 ½ month foundation course.

The European Film College is an internationally acclaimed 8,5 month film foundation course. The curriculum combines classroom instruction in the different areas of film making with extended production periods engaging the entire student body. The students are not specialized, but try out the different fields of filmmaking in four rounds of basic courses. In the spring the students specialize and participate in shorter advanced courses.

The student body consists of 115 young students from more than 30 countries. The school is a residential school were the students and teachers live on campus. The working environment is vibrant, creative and international with an emphasise on openness, diversity and high quality. The working language is English.

The school has 30 permanent employees, including an international faculty, and a committed practical and administrative staff. In addition, an extensive network of Danish and international filmmakers visit the school as guest teachers. The school also operates the local cinema.

The position

• To teach foundation level students fiction film directing through courses, exercises and coaching of projects through out the intensive 8 1/2 month film foundation course.
• Three week courses in basic directing fiction: Cinematic storytelling and methods to direct cast and crew, and two weeks specialized courses in the spring term.
• Tutoring and evaluating student's projects and exercises from development through to completion.
• Mentor and nurture students to develop their skills and personal voice.
• Collaborate with other teachers and fields on exercises and projects.
• Teach script and project development through projects and exercises.
• Lecturing and introductions to screenings.
• Contribution to the student’s welfare and personal development within established structures.
• Contribute to practical responsibilities including:

o Teacher of the Day: practical responsibility for the school and students, outside usual working hours on a rotating roster
o Coordination of student activities and social events
o Involvement in evening and weekend arrangements with students as required
o Active participation in faculty meetings

There is a concentrated workload during the course period (1650 hours during 8 ½ months, from mid August to mid May) but an extended summer break is provided as compensation, with full pay throughout the 12 months. In addition there is a three week fixed vacation over the Christmas period.

Selection Criteria

• Experience as fiction director at a professional level
• Ability to tutor and evaluate the individual student with curiosity, openness and critical eye
• Knowledge of narrative approaches and tools
• Knowledge of film history and an broad insight into current cinema
• The ability to oversee and tutor a high number of productions
• The ability to be structured, flexible and able to work under pressure
• Good communication skills in English and ability to speak in public
• Highly developed social skills including the ability to relate to people from diverse background and cultures.
• Sense of initiative, maturity and good judgement
• Teaching and mentoring experience an advantage

We offer

• An intense and challenging working atmosphere with highly motivated students and ambitious and committed colleagues.
• Creative freedom with the possibility of shaping your course and choose extra curriculum activities in your fields of interest
• A chance to live and teach in the democratic and humanistic tradition of the Scandinavian folk high school system
• A comfortable, furnished three bedroom apartment at a moderate rent on campus situated with a spectacular view in one of the most beautiful areas of Denmark
• The college chefs prepare three meals a day, provided at small cost.
• Salary: According to Danish Goverment salary bracket for Folk High School teachers

The Application

Application deadline: June 1st 2014

Please send an application addressing the selection criteria, as well as CV and references to: Principal Mette Damgaard-Sørensen preferably by email:

For further information contact:
Mette Damgaard-Sørensen, principal,
Karin Grand, current directing teacher,

More information about the college can be found at:



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