The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School 2017, Italy
This Summer School programme has for the last 11 years attracted young talented filmmakers, human rights professionals, and activists from across the world who wish to engage in an exciting training course where ideas and projects are shared, developed and challenged by fellow participants and internationally acclaimed experts of film, television, photography and human rights.
The 12th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy to share ideas and to foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 74th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.
The Summer School is led by our director Nick Danziger an internationally renowned practitioner in the field of human rights documentary making, and our associate director Claudia Modonesi a human rights expert and media trainer.
Target: Graduates, professionals of the human rights, media, NGO and advocacy sector and anyone who uses or is interested in using audio-visual media as a tool for promoting social change are encouraged to apply to the Summer School.
The School selects a maximum of 30 participants.
Course language: all courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.
Eligibility: Participants are selected on the basis on their motivation, practice and commitment to human rights, advocacy and media issues as well as their background and professional experiences. Gender and regional balance is taken into account in order to form a homogeneous group.
EIUC aims to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation (see also: Practical Information).
Applicants Requiring Visas
Non-EU applicants require a Visa to access Italy.
Students requiring Visas usually need to produce an official letter of invitation from the course to the Visa Office. As these are only issued upon receipt of full payment, we encourage non-EU applicants to apply to the summer school at least 4 months prior the beginning of the school with full payment. Following notification of admission, the school will provide you with an invitation letter confirming that you are offered a place in the programme and the fees are paid.
Visa application process can take several months, we strongly recommend applicants to apply as soon as you receive the invitation letter from the Summer School in order to appeal any refusals.
Please visit this website for more information about visa requirements. http://www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp
The enrolment fee for the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is to € 1700,00 and it includes:
- Tuition fee
- Lunches on class days
- Accommodation in a shared double room for 7 nights (check in 27 August – check out 3 September) in Venice at the Crociferi residence
- Weekly pass for local transportation
- 3 day Cinema Accreditation to the Venice International Film Festival
- Certification at the end of the course
The enrolment fee without accommodation is € 1300,00.
Please note that the enrolment of the selected participants will be made on a “first come first served” basis. We therefore invite you to proceed as soon as possible to assure you a place in our course.
The enrolment will only be final with the confirmation that the payment of the fee has been received by the secretariat, therefore we kindly ask you to send a scanned copy of the international bank transfer to [email protected]
Applicants fulfilling the conditions for participation will be contacted within a couple of working days after submitting the online Application form. EIUC reserves the right to select participants based on their academic and professional profile. Should the required minimum number of participants not be met the course will be cancelled. Notice will be provided with the full refund of registration fees minus 50,00 € of administrative fees.
Please note that the enrolment of the selected participants will be made on a “first come first served” basis. We therefore invite you to proceed as soon as possible to assure you a place in our course. The enrolment will only be final with the confirmation that the payment of the fee has been received by the secretariat, therefore we kindly ask you to send a scanned copy of the international bank transfer to [email protected].
Please contact us at the following e-mail [email protected] in case you receive no reply to your application within 3 working days from sending.
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