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Those who learn to make films with us do so in the context of an art academy. In our filmmaker training, you immerse yourself in every aspect of creating films. You are intensively and personally guided as you develop into a filmmaker with a strong, well-supported vision. Our programme creates space to experiment and to push the boundaries in both thinking and doing. To achieve this, many films are created. Each assignment results in a personal piece of work that takes shape thanks to constant feedback from teachers and fellow students.

There are three main film studios: Documentary, Fiction and Audiovisual Research. In the Fiction studios, we focus on the realization of scenes and films, with attention to storytelling, acting direction and cinematography. The Documentary studios are centred on the position of the filmmaker in the (audiovisual) world, and on the relationships between maker, subject and form. In Audiovisual Research, the quest for the power of images is both a means and an end. What is unique to our film programme is our attention to the auditory and compositional strategies (in addition to narrative and documentary) that help develop your audiovisual thinking in image and sound. In addition, film criticism and theoretical studies play a crucial role: they help you to orientate yourself within existing practices and concepts of cinema, through which you learn to communicate about your work. In short, our film training reaches far beyond learning to be an film editor, sound technician or cameraman. Technique is always at the service of an artistic quest to develop an audiovisual language that is your own.

The final part of our bachelor programme is a personal film project in which you take artistic responsibility for all facets of the production, from script to direction, camera work, sound design and editing. At the same time, you will participate in the projects of fellow students, learning to work on a film set or production as part of a team.

In the master programme, you continue your development to become an audiovisual author with a solid theoretical basis and a reflexive approach. The master’s thesis consists of the realization of a film and a written thesis, nurtured by seminars and an ‘art in the working field’ internship. The master project directly launches our graduate students into the vivacious circuit of film festivals and other screening platforms. Year after year, in Belgium and abroad, KASK films are prize-winners at prestigious festivals, such as Sundance (Flor de Mil Colores, by Karen Vázquez Guadarrama), European Media Arts Festival (Échangeur, by Anne Reijniers), DOK Leipzig (ErpeMere, by Noemi Osselaer), Visions du réel (And I Run

around Looking for Brothers, by Hannah Bailliu), Oberhausen (Ruby Red, by Manon De Sutter), IDFA (Roosenberg, by Ingel Vaikla) or IFFR (Sun Dog, by Dorian Jespers).

One big name among our graduates is of course Lukas Dhont (2014 KASK graduate) who won international awards with his debut film, Girl (2018). But we must not forget the impressive record of achievements of such alumni as Felix Van Groeningen (Beautiful Boy, 2018, among others), Janet van den Brand (Ceres, 2018, among others), Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes (Mitten, 2019, and others) or Christina Vandekerkchove (including Rabot, 2017) and their award-winning fiction and documentary films.

The dynamic offerings of KASKcinema, a public cinema in which we also teach and host international guests, familiarizes our students (and teachers) with a wide range of inspiring incentives. The city of Ghent has moreover also developed a highly idiosyncratic and active film circuit of its own. Festivals, including Film Fest Ghent, the Courtisane screening platform, ArtCinema OFFoff, Sabzian online networking and our own KASKcinema together create a unique cinephile and artistic microclimate in which we all feel thoroughly at home.

Faciliteiten

Tijdens je opleiding moet je heel wat projecten tot een goed einde brengen. De filmopleiding beschikt daarom over enkele faciliteiten om je daarbij te ondersteunen.

Filmstudio

Onze filmstudio op de Bijlokesite werd speciaal gebouwd met filmopnames in gedachten. Zij is het podium voor klassikale opdrachten waar studenten leren werken in set-verband. Daarnaast kunnen studenten deze ruimte reserveren om individuele filmprojecten te realiseren.

Montagecellen

De afdeling beschikt over 10 montagecellen – kleine lokalen voorzien van een performante computer, beeldschermen, klankinstallatie en andere apparatuur. Via hun studentenkaart hebben studenten toegang tot deze montagecellen en kunnen ze ze gebruiken voor het bewerken van hun filmopnames.

Uitleendienst film

Hier kunnen studenten apparatuur ontlenen nodig voor een filmopname. Camera’s, klankmaterieel, lampen, statieven, en nog veel meer worden hier bewaard.

KASKcinema

De campus herbergt een eigen filmzaal waar studenten hun projecten op het grote scherm kunnen bekijken. Groepsbesprekingen, jury’s, CineSessies en film-gerelateerde lessen gaan hier door.  Daarnaast biedt KASKcinema een programma aan met films die in het reguliere circuit zelden aan bod komen. Meer info: www.kaskcinema.be

Docenten

Bob Mees
Vincent Bal
Bie Boeykens
Anke Brouwers
Jens Burez
Edwin Carels
Jasmijn Cedée
Michel Coquette
Stoffel Debuysere
Karel De Cock
Paul Demets
Hilde D’haeyere

Bavo Defurne
Lennert De Taeye
Eric De Vos
Mieke De Wulf
Raf Enckels
Elias Grootaers
Martine Huvenne
Bert Lesaffer
Peter Monsaert
Pascal Poissonnier
Jasper Rigole
Nathalie Teirlinck

Fien Troch
Sarah Vanagt
Gust Van den Berghe
An van Dienderen
Brecht Van Elslande
Griet Van Reeth
Hannes Verhoustraete
Peter Vermeersch
Els Viaene
Jessica Woodworth

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