August 27 - September 5, 2018
The Sumer School Films in Venice and Filming Venice is an initiative of Venice International University, in partnership with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Waseda Univeristy, organized to coincide with the 75th International Venice Film Festival.
The aim is to combine film theory and practice, applying them to representations of Venice, through a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach, reflected both in the composition of the faculty and the student body. The first week, students will be introduced to the history, culture and anthropology of Venice and its relation to visual media. They will be offered basic notions of film analysis and film-making theory. The second week, will be devoted to film-making practice. Students will be encouraged to develop a team project on Venice: a film, which will be screened and collectively discussed and analyzed at the end of the Summer School. Deserving projects will be shown at the Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival in March 2019.
Norimasa Morita, Professor of Film Studies, Waseda University
Maria Roberta Novielli, Professor of History of Cinema, Ca' Foscari University
Luca Pes, Professor of Italian Contemporary History in Films, Venice International University.
Level of students and suitable field of study
Bachelor, Master and PhD students from various disciplines, film studies, film making, art history, visual art, history, cultural anthropology, sociology, those who would like to learn film-making in various forms - fiction, docudrama, documentary, visual arts, etc.
Developing knowledge of the theoretical and analytical aspects of cinema and on the challenges of visual representation of recognizable places; achieving an understanding of problems entailed with the Venetian setting; acquiring or improving skills in film-making and working in a team.
Applications open: April 9 - May 15, 2018 via VIU website.
Further information about Faculty, Program structure and Fees will be available soon.