Applied Research in the Production of a Genre Film: Production Design and Realization of a School Movie


  • Nikolaos Aletras Special Teaching Stuff School of Film , Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


film based research, School Movies, auteur theory, film production


The production of a film for research purposes (film based research) is a growing qualitative scientific research method, applied in many scientific fields. The researcher of the film based research is an active part of the process, aiming at formulating questions and disputes rather than seeking answers. The object of the research is located in the cinematic production of a fiction film belonging to the genre of School Movies, in combination with the application of the auteur theory. The results of the present study highlight the importance of the personality of the researcher, who should balance between scientific principles and the needs and requirements of film production.