The Program Offers

* We are currently not accepting any applications for the 2-year main filmmaking programme*

*Please check our AMPI+ page for the AMPI+ Open Calls*

A 2 year fee-free intensive and hands-on filmmaking program taught by mobile and Finnish film industry professionals. The program includes a variety of workshops in which the participants will acquire and exchange knowledge about the various tools of filmmaking such as directing, scriptwriting, editing, lighting & cinematography, acting, producing, sound recording & editing, and film & critical theories. You will get familiar with how to work within the local and global film industry, how to network, how to apply for grants, etc.

• With the full support of the Academy and its resources, the participants will get to make their own short films under the guidance of mobile filmmakers and Finnish film industry professionals, performing all the essential roles necessary to realise their films. At the moment, the academy can support its participants’ short films by providing the filming equipment and its transportation. We encourage and teach our participants to find creative ways in which they can make their films with no or very low budget. The films’ length will be 10 minutes max.

• The classes/workshops will take place from the beginning of April 2021 until the end of October 2022. During this time we will go through the creative writing-scriptwriting and script development, project pitching, pre-production, production and post-production of the participants’ short films.

• Once the short films are ready, AMPI will organize a public screening of the films in Helsinki.

• After finishing the AMPI two-year program, the participants’ collaboration with the Academy will continue in the future in different forms as AMPI alumni.

• The Academy provides wider professional support and access to resources, communities and different networks.

• The Academy can host a maximum of 8 participants for the AMPI two-year program (2021-2022)