Master’s Degree – Artistic Research in Film (MA) – call for applications

Call for applications / information evenings


There’s no innovation without research. Johan van der Keuken, Lars von Trier, Claire Denis, Francis Ford Coppola…. they all created their work by constant exploration, by pushing the boundaries of themselves, their subject matter and their artistic medium. The two-year MA-programme of the Netherlands Film Academy offers you the time, space and support to undertake your own artistic research projects. To further develop your voice and your contribution to cinema and the world.

Unique programme 
The ‘Artistic Research in Film’ programme is unique in its kind, both in the Netherlands and beyond. It’s international, with students, and tutors, coming from all over the world and from a variety of artistic and professional backgrounds. It’s highly selective, with no more than ten participants a year. It’s largely demand driven with each student designing his own research trajectory and having his own mentor. And it’s intense and challenging… professionally, artistically, intellectually.

Who can apply?
The Master’s Degree Programme in Film is open to all moving image-makers with a bachelor’s degree. This includes not only a degree in film or any of its sub-disciplines, but also in the field of visual arts, digital media or performance arts. Potential candidates are, however, expected to have at least a few years of practical experience under their belts.

Deadline for applications: 8 January 2016 (12:00 PM)


More information


On 30 October and 20 November 2015 from 19:30-22:30 hrs at the Film Academy cinema.

Our lector Mieke Bernink will be present to tell you all about the programme. Afterwards, there will be time for you to ask questions and meet some of the current students and staff members.

Sign up for one of the information evenings


Join us on Facebook for an online info event on Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 19:30-21:00 and chat with lector Mieke Bernink, team members and special guests about the Master of Film.

See the event on Facebook
Read last years chat thread

Dates & deadlines for course 2016-2018

Information evenings:
30 October and 20 November 2015, 19:30-22:30

Online info event on Facebook:
2 December 2015, 19:30-21:00

Applications deadline: 
8 January 2016, 12:00

Start of course: 
September 2016


Master of Film lectures: save the date!

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9 December 2015 Life in sound spaces | Cilia Erens
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