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.


Ferdinand Canaud

Director - Author

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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.

Stefano Forlini

Director of Photography

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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.

Paul Bled

Production Manager

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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.

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