About us

Welcome to 3iS


Jean-Claude Walter – 3iS Director

3iS is a profoundly international school. In a creative world that knows no borders, our students have a global outlook and we aim to attract the best students from all over the world.

This year, we were pleased to welcome around forty foreign students once more. Our ground-breaking foundation course offers non-French speakers an introduction to the vocabulary of the film and TV professions and the opportunity to continue their studies in our school afterwards. This French as a Foreign Language (FFL) course is attended by around twenty students.

In addition to film and TV, 3iS also offers training in digital animation, video games, performing arts and an English-only Masters programme.

3iS is part of the Erasmus European network and a member of CILECT, the worldwide network of top film schools founded in 1954. This keeps it abreast of best practices and enables it to offer students access to a network of 160 schools in 60 countries.

Sébastien Le Belzic - International Director

Sébastien Le Belzic – International Director

In 2015, 3iS opened a permanent representation in China, making it the first French film school to opt for ambitious and lasting Franco-Chinese cooperation. This year, we are pursuing this goal through a partnership with a top school in Shanghai, UCLA, situated in the heart of the business capital of China in order to train future Chinese directors, cameramen, editors and screenwriters in the « French style ». Our students in France also benefit from this exposure as they can further their studies in Shanghai or Los Angeles, through an agreement with UCLA.
We also hope to open up our programmes to film all over the world. France, for example, is the second largest exporter of films to China and a benchmark in the world of film. All our students are Ambassadors of Film.

« We make films for the same reasons we travel« , said American director Michael Cimino. So we wish you safe travels to 3iS.

School Access

Institut International Image & Son
4 rue Blaise Pascal
78990 Élancourt
Tel. +33 1 61 37 34 94
Getting to 3iS Paris

Institut International Image & Son
rue des Terres Neuves
33130 Bègles
Tel. +33 5 56 51 90 30
Getting to 3iS Bordeaux



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