The Hollywood Reporter revealed its ranking of the best film schools in the world, in which Łódź Film School landed second place, straight after the U.K.'s National Film and Television School.
The magazine's Study Abroad: The Top 15 International Film Schools listed 15 film schools from Europe (England, France, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Russia), Asia (China, India, South Korea and Israel) and Australia.
As the Hollywood Reporter put it, Łódź Film School has launched a pantheon of cinema greats including Oscar winner Roman Polański. The magazine pointed out that over 300 student projects are created each year, half of which are made in 35mm.
What differentiates the film school from others is the possibility of working with professional 35mm film stock, says the school's head of promotion and international affairs Krzysztof Brzezowski.
This is fantastic news for the academy. Being ranked second by the Hollywood Reporter is actually a great success for the school and its lecturers and students, according to the school’s spokeswoman Marzena Bomanowska. She added that Łódź Film School can boast 18 Oscar nominations for its former students – most recently for Sławomir Fabicki’s A Man Thing and Filip Marczewski’s Melodrama. Apart from the directors, several notable cameramen, such as Paweł Edelman, Sławomir Idziak, Dariusz Wolski and the younger generation represented by Bartosz Nalazek (who works for Spielberg), Magdalena Górka and Jeremi Prokopowicz, contribute to the prestige of the school.
Parisian film academy La Femis took third place in the ranking.
source: PAP, edited by km; August 2014