Q) Which countries belong to the "third country" category?
A) Except for EU and EEA-EFTA countries, “third countries” are all the other countries of the world, including the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Japan, among others.
Q) How can I apply as an ongoing student if my diploma is due in the summer of 2018?
A) Apply for a certification of your expected diploma at the educational institution that will issue it. Remember to include exact dates of your study period and of the expected graduation.
Q) Due to slow administrative processes my diploma cannot be authorised/legalized in the required way (Embassy/Apostille seal) before the application deadline. What can I do?
A) Apply for a certified copy of the original document at the educational institution that issued the diploma and upload this copy in your application. Please note that you can only enrol if you can present the legalized diploma certificates.
Q) What counts as a certified copy of the original document?
A) Certified copies are photocopies of original documents that are certified with a stamp and signature to confirm that the copies are true to the originals. New date of the certification must be included.
Q) Is my English language certificate issued before January 2016 acceptable?
A) If you can give evidence of your current good English language skills, we can accept an older certificate.
Q) There is no English language test available before the application deadline.
A) Please describe your language situation in the given field of the online application. Include the expected date of your forthcoming language test.
Q) The language of instruction at my higher educational institution was English but I do not have any language certificates. Can I apply?
A) Yes, in the following way: Apply for some form of certification from your educational institution denoting your good language skills. The certificate should indicate that the language of instruction was English (at least 180 ECTS). Please also describe your language situation in the given field of the on-line application.
Q) My CV/Letter of Motivation etc. does not fit in the given fields in the on-line application. What can I do?
A) You should edit/shorten your data so that it will fit. Include only the most important information. The given character limit cannot be changed.
Q) Can I apply with a fiction film as my previous film?
A) Yes, your previous film can be of any genre.
Q) Can I apply with a shorter/longer film (extract)?
A) The previous film should not be longer than 9 minutes, but can be shorter (3-9 minutes). The duration of the application film ("I see, I hear, I film") should be 3 minutes.
Q) Can I use voice-over/narration in the application films?
A) Yes, you can, provided that is your own voice, in your mother tongue, with English subtitles.
Q) Video effects and sound effects are not accepted in the application film (“I see, I hear, I film”). What counts as video and sound effects?
A) Unaccepted video effects are: time-lapse, stop/slow/fast motion, cross dissolves, filters, black-and-white, split screen, vignette, graphic animation.
Sound in the film must be original recorded sound in-sync with the picture. You can improve the source sound and add your voice. But do not add music, neither sound design effects.
Q) Where can I apply for a residence certificate?
A) In several countries local government offices can certify your address, however each country has different responsible authorities, you should find out about yours.
Q) The local authorities in my country provide residence certificate only for foreigners. How can I verify my address?
A) Apply for a certificate at your place of work, study or training. Your address must be included in the certificate.