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The admissions period begins at EQZE for the 2023-2024 academic year

Candidates may apply for grants from the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, Ibermedia and the Paradiso Project. The 2023-2024 academic year at EQZE will begin on 18 September.


The enrolment period for all three postgraduate courses is from 1 to 28 February

The admissions period begins at EQZE for the 2023-2024 academic year

Today, 1 February, is the start of the admissions period for the 2023-2024 academic year at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. This sixth call for applications will last for one month, concluding on 28 February.

Created and funded by the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council and formally part of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) offers an educational experience comprising three postgraduate courses (Film Preservation Studies, Film Curating Studies and Filmmaking Studies) that stem from the specialist knowledge areas of the three institutions involved in its running: the Basque Film Archive, the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The postgraduate course in Film Preservation Studies aims to train specialists in identifying, classifying, restoring and preserving film and audiovisual heritage, at the same time as proposing this field as an area of artistic creation. The postgraduate course in Film Curating Studies focuses on the conceptualisation, management, development and dissemination of all kinds of programmes, publications, interventions and exhibitions centred around film and the audiovisual arts. Finally, the postgraduate course in Filmmaking Studies explores aspects linked to the creative process of coming up with the idea for a work, and then experimenting with and materialising it.

The EQZE syllabus is designed for students with or in the process of earning a university degree (undergraduate degree), or those who have graduated from film school. Under exceptional circumstances, the school will consider accepting candidates who, while not meeting the aforementioned criteria, can nevertheless provide proof of sufficient experience in the world of film. 


Scholarships and grants

The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, the Ibermedia Latin American Scholarship Fund and the Paradiso Project will be awarding a series of specific scholarships to enable students to attend one of the postgraduate courses run by Elías Querejeta Film School in 2023-2024.

  1. Izango zara scholarship: The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council's Department of Culture will be awarding three €2,500 scholarships.

  2. Ibermedia scholarship: The Ibermedia Latin American Scholarship Fund will be awarding twelve scholarships, each to the value of $3,333, to selected candidates who are accepted onto one of the EQZE’s courses from any of the 23 countries that form part of the programme: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy (as a guest country), Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

  3. Paradiso scholarships: The Paradiso Project, established up by the Olga Rabinovich Institute, will provide one Brazilian student with a scholarship for attending the Film Curating Studies course at the EQZE. The scholarship provides 10,000 Brazilian reais to cover travel expenses.

Candidates can only apply for these scholarships once they have been admitted onto their chosen course.

All applications must be submitted through the school’s website. Applications will be assessed by the Admissions Board and the school's Academic Management Team, who will begin the selection process at the same time as the admissions period (1 February). This means that available places on the course may be filled prior to the end of said period (28 February).

The intake for each specialist course is limited to 15 students, up to a total of 45. The 2023-2024 academic year at EQZE will begin on 18 September.