ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid)

ECAM (The Madrid Film School)

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid)
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
ECAM (The Madrid Film School)
Year of Foundation:
1994
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
1999
Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
2000
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid
Name of Director:
Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson
Address :
Calle Juan de Orduña, 3 - Ciudad de la Imagen - 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón - Madrid
Country:
Spain
Website:

Mission & Strategy

The ECAM is a cinema and audio-visual school whose major assets are its past and present students, its teachers and its equipment. Each year more than 150 professionals working in cinema, television and publicity attend our classrooms, sets and post-production rooms in order to transmit their knowledge to the new generations of professionals in the sector.

The Madrid Film School is constituted as a non-profit making foundation, which enables us to reinvest what is contributed by the sponsors of the Foundation and what is generated by the activity of the school itself in the school and in the students.

Diplomas, Masters and Intensive Courses are those studies which make up the educational portfolio of the school, adapted to the needs of the job market and the audio-visual industry. We like to think that the school constitutes the commencement of a professional life and not the last stages of academic life.

Our teaching staff and the institutional relations established with the sector have enabled us to build bridges with the industry which facilitate the incorporation of our students to the job market.

The Diploma Studies lasting three years start with a common first course, focussed on the students knowing the professions involved in the cinema. The following two courses are dedicated to specialization. The first is of a self-conclusive nature, it is complete and thorough, and could be considered to be the best Master of Cinema Professions in Europe. All our educational programmes are created from a practical focus as we believe that the cinema profession is learned by making cinema.

The highest values of the ECAM are found in its combined practical training. The first year students pass through all the heads of department in first year practical training. They also collaborate in the combined practical training of the second and third years. With this, we achieve the transfer of horizontal knowledge, learning from companions. This also fosters the development of personal relationships which will be necessary in the future professional work.

With the same practical and professional objective, in the practical training of the second and third years, the production scheme of the audio-visual industry is reproduced. The productions in the school are carried out with illusion, discipline and professionalism.

In order to contribute to the dissemination of the end of studies practical training of the students and improve job visibility, the school has its own distributor. The distribution Office supports the projects of the students and those of the former students as regards distribution to festivals. EI 2014, the office managed 1,336 selections and 150 awards at cinema festivals all over the world.

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total
State Funds:
0%
Public Funds:
34%
Private Funds:
17%
Students’ Fees:
47%
Sales of School Product:
2%
Rentals of Premises/Facilities/Equipment/Services:
0%
Donations:
0%

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total
Cash:
100%
In-Kind :
0%

Degree areas

Assistant Director (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Cinema for young People (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Course on Costume Designing (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Artistic Directing (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Directing (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Documentary Cinema (2 years)) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Photography (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Production (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Script Writing (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Sound (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Diploma in Staging (2 years) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Feature Writing (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Film Directing (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Filmmaking (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
General Course (1 year) (Private Diploma, Full-Time)
Intensive Course on Script Writing for Cinema and T.V. (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Intensive Course on Scripts (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Making Movies (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Master in Cinema Projects (Private Diploma, Part-Time)
Media Law (Private Diploma, Part-Time)

Non-degree courses

Student incentives

Total value of scholarships for
tuition per year:
50.920,00 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
research per year:
0 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
living costs per year:
0 Euro
Total value of fee reductions per year:
0 Euro
Percentage of students receiving
scholarships per year:
5 %
Percentage of students receiving
full fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
partial fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
paid internships:
2 %
Percentage of students using
institutions residential halls:
0 %
Percentage of students using
institutions canteen :
0 %

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
0
0
Teaching Assistants:
0
0
Industry Professionals:
151
0
Administrative Staff:
8
0
Technical Staff:
13
0

Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Total Area of the Institution:
8520 sq.m  sq.m.
Total Area of Recreational & Social Facilities (gyms, pools, bars, lounges, restaurants, parks, etc.):
120 sq.m.  sq.m.
LAN Access Area :
8520 sq.m.  sq.m.
Wi-Fi Access Area:
7940 sq.m.  sq.m.

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes
Specialized Books on Film/TV/Media/Arts/etc. (Total):
2.047
Professional Films on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. (Total):
8.019

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.
Lecture Auditoriums:
225 sq.m.
Computer Auditoriums:
450 sq.m.
Theatre Stages (for work with actors):
80 sq.m.
Editing Studios:
110 sq.m.
Sound Studios (recording, editing, mixing, foley):
140 sq.m.
Music Recording Studios:
15 sq.m.
Still Photography Studios:
24 sq.m.
Visual Effects Studios:
16 sq.m.
Animation Studios:
36 sq.m.
Film Labs:
24 sq.m.
Screening Halls (with capacity less than 50 people):
200 sq.m.
Screening Halls (with capacity between 50-350 people):
270 sq.m.

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID
Film:
11
Digital:
65

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.
Carpentry:
203 sq.m.
Moulding:
56 sq.m.

Total Annual Production:

Hours
Digital:
111

International research/creative/pedagogical collaboration

New research

Past successful graduates

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