École de la Cité is a school that trains screenplay writers and film directors
"I wanted to create this school so that young passionate adults, the kind that don’t fit into conventional systems, can have an alternative."
The school is located in the heart of the Cité du Cinéma, a unique place in Europe where both film and television professionals are united on a permanent basis.
The programs offered by l’École de la Cité are open exclusively to people between the ages 18 to 25.
The tuition is free and not contingent on previous diplomas
From the initiative of an original idea, to drafting the blueprint of a film, to the development of themes, atmospheres and character, the scriptwriter will learn to balance the whole with precision.Learn more
Directors will learn the craft of directing, all the way from choosing creative concepts to accompanying projects through the various stages of film production, including the collaboration with other intervening professionals.Learn more
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Every year, l’École de la Cité trains 60 young adults for the cinema trades of Directing and Scriptwriting, irrespective of their previous diplomas. Tuition is free, creating a student body extremely rich with diversity. Post-graduate employment has never been an issue.Learn more