Netflix teams up with Łódź Film School
Netflix has teamed up with Łódź Film School to offer students workshops in filmmaking.
The joint initiative, which is part of the Netflix Grow Creative project, will see students learn about storytelling, the principles of film production, financing and post-production.
Netflix decided to expand the programme to Poland, establishing cooperation with the L. Schiller State Higher School of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź, and aims to strengthen its relationship in a country with a strong and vibrant cinematic tradition.
Christopher Mack, director of the Grow Creative programme said: “This is not a one-off initiative, but the beginning of our long-term investment in relations with the film school in Łódź and, therefore, in the future of the Polish film and television industry.”
The aim is to help Polish filmmakers improve their professional skills and gain experience.
Milenia Fiedler, Rector of the film school said: “Cooperation with Netflix will enrich the educational offer of the school.
“Such skills directly translate into an increase in professional skills and raise the chances of our graduates to build professional careers and their own artistic paths.”
Founded in 1948, the Łódź Film School, previous students have included such big names as Andrzej Munk, Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda as well as BAFTA-winning English director Emily Young and the Swedish-Dutch cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk, Spectre, Interstellar, etc.).