Third Round of Applications for Master Scholarships at Film Institute – Film Academy Ohrid!

Deadline: 31 August 2017
Open to: undergraduate students from any major, coming from EU member states or the Balkan region
Scholarship: 1 scholarship for Directing department, few places left in other departments


FIOFA is a new film academy, situated in Ohrid. It continues in the long tradition of the Prague Film and TV School (FAMU), the fifth oldest film school in the world. FAMU’s graduates include many influential filmmakers and screenwriters, many known within international context as Oscar winners or laureates of international film festivals.

Film Institute – Film Academy Ohrid has opened a Call for is third round of scholarship applications. The Film Institute is pleased to announce that is opening its third round of applications and is offering the following scholarships per department for master programs of:

  • Screenwriting;
  • Creative Producing;
  • Directing (only 1 place left);
  • Cinematography;
  • Post Production: Picture & Sound.

Find a student testimonial below on the wonderful experience of being part of the FIOFA’s directing department

“My name is Jake Ramsay. I just finished my first year as a student of FIOFA’s directing department. I’m from the U.S., where I worked for years as an independent filmmaker and production assistant in New York City. When I heard about FIOFA I was immediately interested, due to its connection with FAMU, Prague (the top ranked film school in Europe, according to Hollywood Reporter). I was skeptical whether FIOFA would truly be the same caliber film program as FAMU, but I was proven wrong. FIOFA’s faculty consist 100% of FAMU professors— all top industry professionals— who alternate time between Macedonia and the Czech Republic. I’m constantly awed and inspired by the people and natural beauty of Ohrid, as well as the influx of tourists from all over the world. The best part about FIOFA is the diversity of people, brought together by their passion making good films. On my most recent FIFOA produced film, LOOKING AWAY, I was an American director working with an Indian producer, a Turkish cinematographer, a Czech editor and a Macedonian as screenwriter, VFX editor and set designer. Collaborating with colleagues from different parts of the world is challenging, but ultimately the most rewarding experience, which brings about truly unique work. The philosophy of FIOFA’s directing department is to provide an environment in which directors can find their individual style and their own distinctive voice. This means support and guidance from the professors, but also creative freedom to tell the stories that are important to us. For me FIOFA is the ultimate master’s program.” – Jake Ramsey, New York

Find more about FIOFA equipment on the following link.


Undergraduate students from any major, coming from EU member states or the Balkan region are eligible to apply.


The tuition fee of 9,000 EUR is covered by the Ministry of Education & Science.

How to apply?

The application period will be open from 1 August 2017!

Find the application form and the department requirements on the following link.

Please find the detailed application procedure and the official contact persons for each step here.

The official contact person is FIOFA Communication Officer Arin Agich, who can be reached at and +389 70 497 792.

For further information and application requirements visit FIOFA official webpage, the official Facebook page or the Instagram profile.

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