Frequently asked questions

What is the School’s mission and are there similar film schools in the world?
What is taught and who are the teachers?
What is the language of instruction?
Where are the courses?
What courses have already been taught and what are the comments and opinions about them?
What do people say about the Hollywood School in Ukraine and who are these people?
Who supports the School?

What should the Hollywood School in Ukraine students expect in the future?
Who can apply for the courses?
How do I apply for the future courses?
How are the applications considered and what are the selection criteria?
Do I have to pay for the courses?
How can I contact you?


What is the School’s mission and are there similar film schools in the world?

Hollywood School in Ukraine (HSU) offers an opportunity for the beginners to learn the art of moviemaking and for the experienced moviemakers to revisit their knowledge and expertise in a hands-on environment with experienced Hollywood working professionals as teachers. All of our instructors have gained their experience on "Real World" working sets, sound stages and control rooms of Hollywood 's biggest studios.

The goal of the HSU is to help Ukrainian moviemaking to develop faster allowing not only the Ukrainian and the US industries to cooperate, but also to assist Ukrainian filmmaking to quickly take its rightful and worthy place among the elite in the moviemaking world.

There are similar schools in many countries of the world including the USA, Japan, Germany, Poland, England, France, the Netherlands, and now Ukraine.

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What is taught and who are the Teachers?

The HSU provides education through training courses which are taught by leading Hollywood teachers in such areas of moviemaking as: producing, directing, scriptwriting, acting, cinematography and lighting, editing and other.

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What is the language of instruction?

The courses in the Hollywood School in Ukraine are taught by Hollywood teachers through interpreting into Russian or Ukrainian.

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Where are the courses?       

The courses are held at:
The Hollywood School in Ukraine
Arts Center of the National University “Kiyv-Mohyla Academy”
9, Illiinska St.
Kiev, Ukraine, 04070

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What courses have already been taught and what are the comments and opinions about them

The course in Directing Feature Films was taught at the Hollywood School in Ukraine in Kiev from November 23 to December 6, 2005. The instructor was an award winning director and one of the most famous Hollywood teachers - Mark Travis.

After numerous requests, Mark Travis’s course in Directing Feature Films was repeated from April 6 to April 18, 2006.

From April 20 to April 27, 2006 the course in Screenwriting was taught by professor Richard Krevolin, an award-winning screenwriter, author, playwright, who has taught more than 20,000 screenwriters in Los Angeles and all over the world. Under his direction his students (most of them are famous screenwriters) have sold their film scripts and TV-shows to Universal, Fox, Paramount, Dreamworks SKG and other large studios and production companies.

Acting with Barry Primus took place on 1-7 June 2006. Barry Primus is a renowned screenwriter, director, producer and actor with nearly 40 years of experience in television and movie industry of the USA.

Larry Kostroff gave his course in  producing from June 29 to July 6,2006. Larry Kostroff is a teacher and producer with vast experience.  He has worked as Executive Production Manager at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists and Vice President of Production at HBO/Silver Screen subsidiary and has been in charge of production on a number of well-known Hollywood films.

The courses received widespread media coverage and enthusiastic response from our students, well-known Ukrainian filmmakers and beginners alike.

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What do people say about the Hollywood School in Ukraine and who are these people? Who supports the School?   

We are supported by famous Hollywood actors and directors, state and commercial organizations, as well as representatives of the leading educational establishments.
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The Hollywood School in Ukraine has created quite a stir in mass media, and our first students, both well-known professional filmmakers and beginners, have shared their impressions: 

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What should Hollywood School in Ukraine students expect in the future?

Upon completion of each of the training courses, the student receives a Certificate, signed by the Hollywood teacher and the HSU Principal. The best students will have the opportunity to receive the School’s and its trainers' recommendations:
• for internship at Hollywood film companies;
• for employment in joint Ukrainian-American film projects both in Ukraine and the US;
• for employment at film and television production companies.

The School’s students have the opportunity to take part in:
• contests organized by the School;
• TV and movie projects of the School;
• social events (public meetings with Hollywood professionals, including celebrities etc.)

The relations between the School and the Student are regulated in compliance wtih the General Provisions and Education Agreement, which is drawn up prior to the Student’s enrollment for a course or a program.

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Who can apply for the course?       

Enrollment to the Hollywood School in Ukraine is competitive. The School will admit any person who will pass the selection process, whether they are citizens of Ukraine, citizens of other countries, or persons without citizenship, regardless of social background, property status, race, sex, religion, political views, occupation, with at least secondary education level.

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How do I apply for the future courses?

To become a student at the Hollywood School in Ukraine and thus to have the possibility to do other education courses, you can fill in and submit for consideration to the School an Application Form for one or several fields of study of your choice:

(The Application Process will start as soon as the future education program will be announced.)


•  Directing (Application Form) – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)
•  Producing (Application Form) – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)
•  Screenwriting (Application Form) – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)
•  Acting (Application Form) – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)
•  Cinematography and lighting (Application Form) – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)
•  Editing (Application Form) – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)
• Other (Questionnaire) – with the possibility to organize courses on your requests – download (ðóñ  óêð  eng)

Application forms that are filled in Ukrainian language should be accompanied by a duplicate copy in Russian or English language. We would also recommend that Application Forms in Russian should be accompanied, if possible, by a duplicate copy in English.

A fee of UAH 35 will be charged for processing of the applications and their subsequent consideration by the standing Committee of Experts of the US film industry. This is a common practice in all educational institutions in the USA. It guarantees that ALL applications will be considered, regardless of their number. 

Questionnaires (for programs which are not run by the School) will be processed at no charge. Those are to gather information.

The Application Form should be filled in and submitted in compliance with the Requests for Filling the Application Form (to be found in the body of the Application form) and the Rules for Sending the Application Form (Attachment # 1 to the Application Form). The Application Process will start as soon as the future education program will be announced.

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How are the Application Forms considered and what are the selection criteria?

Your Application Forms and attached materials are considered by a standing Committee of Russian and English speaking specialists of the US film industry
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Do I have to pay for the course?    

The courses at the School are paid by students. The size of the fee depends on the course. Due to donations (from sponsors, funds, etc.) the School’s fees are much lower than those in similar schools in other countries.

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How can I contact you?

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