ESRA Ecole de Cinema
The ESRA Group is the largest school of audiovisual arts in France. Created in 1972, it offers three bachelors programs in: Cinema and Television, Sound and Animated Movies. ESRA, based in Paris, also has campuses in Nice, since 1988, and in Rennes since 1999.
A continuing education department welcomes professionals and amateurs for complementary training lasting from 1 week to 9 months. An optional fourth year of studies in NYC, allow the students to follow a program in English and shoot a short movie, in collaboration with a NYC partner school.
Two masters are available to graduate students interested in specializing in: film production and distribution, and in scriptwriting for fiction and documentary.
Director - AuthorRead more
After studying musicology and sound, Ferdinand came across Truffaut's Day for Night and fell in love with cinema. He enrolled in ESRA to score films and learned all the steps to achieve a movie. He directed a short film, and ever since, he only wants to direct again and again.
Director of PhotographyRead more
Before 18, Stefano followed his father around the world. His memories got full of sensations, feelings, contradictions and images. Then, he chose to study cinematography at ESRA to go deeper in using light, frame and movement. Stefano works as assistant camera or lighting, with DPs such as Yves Kohen.
Production ManagerRead more
Paul worked early in French companies where he watched and learned the ways of movie making, artistically but also on a technical and logistical level. During his years at ESRA he co-directed a short movie and worked on several projects as first assistant or executive producer.