Gdynia Film School – Post-Secondary Nonpublic Film College was founded in January 2010 as an idea of the Mayor of Gdynia – Wojciech Szczurek, Leszek Kopeć – the Director of Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Robert Gliński – the Rector of the National Film School in Łódź and Jerzy Rados – the originator and the executor of the Pomeranian Film Workshops.
On 1st October 2010 the first film school in Northern Poland began intensive classes, seminars and lectures on the 2,5-year course in the Department of Directing. One semester includes up to 700 hours of classes.
The mission and primary objective of GFS is a reliable, thorough and professional education of new directors of feature films and documentaries, aware of their profession. Teaching major subjects is based on practical classes. Necessary theoretical lectures provide a starting point for a series of classes, workshop rehearsals and realisation of scenes and film shorts. Classes in small groups enable individual work and direct, essential contact with a lecturer. Each student of Gdynia Film School will direct two short films: a feature film and a documentary.
Contemporary film director must be a thoroughly educated professional and … a creator!
GSF curriculum includes, among other subjects:
- Directing a feature film
- Working with an actor
- Directing a documentary film
- The art of cinematography
- Film editing of a feature film and a documentary film
- Sound and music in a film
- History and aesthetics of a feature film and a documentary film.
The author of GFS curriculum is an internationally recognised director Robert Gliński.