Open call for La Fémis PhD program

The call for candidates to the Sciences, Arts, Creation, Research (SACRe) Ph.D program 2021 is now open, and up until May 6 (at 4 PM, Paris-time).  

The SACRe Ph.D program is open to all candidates holding a Master’s degree from any higher education institution, whether established practitioners (artists, filmmakers, designers, composers, stage directors…) and/or researchers. When she/he applies, the candidate specifies if she/he wants to benefit from a 3-years doctoral contract or if she/he already benefits from a grant. 

Applicants who wish to apply to the SACRe Ph.D in the field of cinema must do so via La Fémis. Every useful information is diplayed on La Fémis website.   

 La Fémis  

La Fémis (École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son) is the French state film school under the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Media. It is funded by the CNC (France’s National Centre of Cinematography and the Moving Image).

It is a member of the PSL Research University created from the strategic alliance of over twenty higher education and research institutions, including the École Normale Supérieure, Université Paris-Dauphine, Collège de France, Mines ParisTech, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique.  


Allowing research and creation project to develop in an exceptional context, enabling practitioners in various creative fields and researchers to work and invent together: this is the mission of the SACRe Ph.D program.   

The program is a result of the cooperation between six institutes which are either full members or associate members of PSL: the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (CNSAD: national theatre conservatory), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP: national music and dance conservatory), École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs (EnsAD: national school of decorative arts), École nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son (La Fémis: national school for film), École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Beaux-Arts : national school for fine arts), and the École normale supérieure (ENS).   

The objective of SACRe is to facilitate the emergence and development of projects which associate art and research, and which are original in both their methods and their results. Encompassing multiple domains, as indicated by the name of the doctorate (SACRe: sciences, arts, creation and research), this truly interdisciplinary doctoral program brings together practitioners, as well as researchers in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, thus inculcating a close articulation of thought and sensitivity.  

Download: call_for_applications_sacre_2021_eng_femis-2.pdf

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