WoS and Students


For several years, WoS has welcomed a Feature Film Student Jury made up of students from our various partner schools. The Jury includes students from the Reims and Nancy Sciences Po campuses, alongside students from the Châlons branch of ENSAM (National School of Arts and Professions). For six days the twelve members of the Student Jury watch all the feature films in the international competition, before awarding the WoS Student Prize.

Student Jury 2022

As part of the partnership with the Reims Sciences Po Campus, five students spend the entire length of the festival as the editorial team of The Gazette, the WoS daily paper. They explore the backstage of the festival, its programme, events and, each morning, publish a new edition in collaboration with a student graphic designer.


The Cordées de la Réussite educational project aims to boost access for young people to higher education, irrespective of their socio-cultural background, by joining forces with, amongst others, the grandes écoles. At the Reims Academy, the Reims Sciences Po Campus student association Des Pistes pour la Réussite represents this national programme. The War on Screen Festival is the proud partner of this association, where every year secondary school classes are tutored by Sciences Po students and discover the life of a festival and its programme. 


In addition to the Châlons branch of ENSAM, the University of Reims, and the Reims and Nancy Sciences Po campuses, which students we count as regulars of the Festival, WoS opens its doors to student audiences from abroad. Every year, the War on Screen Film Festival welcomes a number of students from prestigious foreign universities for an intense week spent broadening their respective fields of research. Students of the Film Heritage programme from the Film universität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf have been given the opportunity to work on their research on History & Cinema, while students of comparative literature from the University of Cambridge have worked on the transition from text to screen. 


In 2022, as part of the WoS Fabrique (European residency and support programme for screenwriting and producing), WoS joined forces with a new European partner: the UNATC (Romania). This new partnership is an addition to the collaboration that WoS has built with other significant European film schools: the Fémis (France), the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (Germany), the Lodz Film School (Poland) and the ECAM (Spain).


Founded in 2016, the Montage d’Archive workshop arose from a desire to experiment with new links between cinematographic research and creation. As part of the Master 2 History of Film, students made a series of short films using archives taken from the ECPAD, INA and the Film Library of Savoie and L’Aisne. As part of WoS, a set of films on the festival’s theme will be shown during a special screening, followed by a discussion with the audience.


After a visit to the festival during the 9th edition, students at LISAA Strasbourg, School of Design, have been working in collaboration with the festival team on various communication media and graphic elements.

The third year Graphic Design students studied the theme of conflict in the design of magazines, art books, documentaries, teaching workshops, board games, websites, typographical drawings, scenography devices and interactive terminals.

This partnership has led to the creation of an exhibition, the conflict seen by design, which was held at the Mau bookshop from 3 to 8 October 2022.

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