Film streaming service MUBI has this week announced a new initiative for film students around the world, whereby they will automatically qualify for a free subscription to the bespoke online film platform for the duration of their course.
In association with CILECT (the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) and with the support of Creative Europe, over 60,000 film students and their teachers will be able to access MUBI’s rich range of acclaimed classics, festival favourites, art house and quality mainstream films, at no cost.
Marking the announcement, MUBI’s CEO and founder Efe Cakarel explained in a statement, “For us, it’s simple: the best films, from the classics to the cutting edge, should be available to the next generation of filmmakers. We hope you enjoy this gift, that you get lost in a world of film and that one day, MUBI will be screening yours.”
This week’s global roll-out to 180 CILECT member schools follows a successful pilot with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK over the past year. Dr. Jon Wardle, director of the NFTS, said of the collaboration, “MUBI has proved to be an invaluable resource for our students. We’re so pleased that aspiring filmmakers around the world will now be able to use and enjoy it as our school has.”
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