The 4th year is offered to students who will take part in the exchanging workshop (Selected while going out of China) with NFA (Netherland Film Academy) or KAFA (Korean Academy of Film Art). Also, students could select a surely professor as his/her tutor of thesis film.
What’s more, students in the 4th year could take part in the evaluation of financial support project from the department which could get money and equipment to shot a perfect thesis film. No matter whether they won the evaluation, they could still get equipment support from the department to shot the thesis film during the whole academy year.
Students will be guided by their professors throughout the conception of their thesis film idea, to writing a script then scheduling and budgeting, to pre-production and storyboarding and eventually to the shooting and editing stages and the completion of the film.
If students could finish the thesis film before April 30th , they could take part in the Cinerent Award which could get lots of attention from the Chinese film industry. Also that might be offerd oppotunities to work with some famous filmmakers.
If the students skills of Chinese are good enough, they could choose to take part in some traditional excellent course which in the local program. To let the students know much of the way that how the local crew works and build the relationship with the locals, even sometimes could seize an oppotunity to act in a play.