240 hour

Course Length
Basics of film directing as a craft

This course is first of all recommended to students who wish to learn film directing as a craft and use it for professional purposes.

The training also offers to equip students with competences in theory and practice that will enable those who feel talented and ambitious enough to continue their education in the film department of a Hungarian or foreign university.

From this September, students in the most important creative fields such as directing, scriptwriting, cinematography and editing will study together in our school.

Similarly to universities abroad and in Hungary, we also believe in the method of students from various fields of film-making learning together. In this way students work together on each other’s assignments and then on final exam films. Students gain experience in collaborating with film crews and share the joy and responsibility of joint creative work in a school setting.

This is how students can jointly experience the passion for film-making.

Students need to be clear that our 240-hour course lasting for six months offers not more than the basics of film directing. Complex knowledge and a variety of skills are needed to acquire the basics of film directing as a craft. Through the use of a combination of your knowledge and skills you will be able not only to employ cinematic effects adequately but also work on the technical implementation of your ideas.

Above all, however, you need to understand and use the language of films, a communication tool that offers a common point of contact in film art and film industry worldwide. Learning the language of films, using it with confidence and creativity, and possessing relevant analytical skills will pave the way for your film-making career.

In this course, we will tell you, show you, and practice with you how film directing as a craft can be learnt and how this craft can mature into art with time through your professional development.


• film language

• visual storytelling

• dramaturgy

• film-making basics

• styles, forms, techniques

• film production workflow

• basics of photography and cinematography

• script writing, guiding actors, editing

• film music and dramaturgical effects of film sound

• practice in short films and documentaries


Course leader
Mátyássy Áron, Petrányi Viktória

The exam consists of a theory part and a practice part, and the evaluation of the assignments you did in the course is also considered.

We will issue two types of diplomas. A Certificate of Attendance will certify that a student has completed studies in the course. A Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to outstanding students who have completed their studies with the best scores. This carries significance in terms of job opportunities.

Who will you learn from?

Artists actively working in creative fields and world-class film professionals with significant international experience make up our teaching staff. They will act as your most important contacts in the profession. They will help your start on your career. They will create the conditions that enable you to become an active contributor to the film-making community. They will offer you the first work opportunities. They will be your references and their recommendation will be more valuable than any diploma or certificate.

What opportunities will you have after completing your studies at our school?

The Lumiére Film School was established with the aim of offering professional responses to the serious shortages of film industry practitioners currently experienced. Our collaborating partners are leading suppliers to American, European and Asian features, series and commercials produced in Hungary. The school is in a fortunate position as we are in daily contact with the heads of key production companies and they increasingly rely on our school when they need new crew members.

Our tutors

Antall Gabi

Portré IMDB

Ferenczy Gábor


Fillenz Ádám


Incze Ágnes


Mátyássy Áron

Portré IMDB

Medvigy Gábor


Petrányi Viktória

Portré IMDB

Salamon András


Tóth Zsolt


Várhegyi Rudolf



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