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Opening of applications for CINEIMPACT Film Summer Academy

From 3rd September 2016 , you have the chance to feed your creative adrenaline within the CINEIMPACT Film Summer Academy, an international program dedicated to Art and Social Cinema by innovating into Creative Documentaries, Docu-Fiction Storytelling, Visual Anthropology and Social Action .

The program will take place in Campulung-Muscel region, the fieldwork of exceptional cultural landscape offered by outstanding Carpathian Mountains and specifc local life. The film development area will be concentric to the little town of Campulung, which magically interweaves the diverse experiences of the last century: old-fashioned rurality, aristocratic heritage and post-industrial urbanity, that create a quite cinematic meeting point of pre- and post- communist society. The best 12 young students and professionals, selected on the criteria of motivation, experience and creative personalities, will be invited to attend for 15 days the CINEIMPACT creative adventure. Through a tailored-made and hands-on filmmaking program, the summer academy will explore innovative ways of CINEMA and IMPACT production, while transgressing the boundaries of fiction, non-fiction, visual anthropology and social activism.

Participants will be guided by 3 Tutors (Ger Duizjings , Vintilă Mihailescu , Ionut Piturescu). During field research, development, production and post-production of the films, the participants will be inspired by master-classes of invited experts. Film crews will be supported by production assistants with expertise in the investigated area. All the 12 authors of the resulting films will be tutored in building optimal distribution strategies for their film projects.

“Pattern or Not”, one of the 6 films produced in the previous edition of the Film Summer Academy, the 15 days creative work of an international team comprising Dorottya BALCZO (director and cinematographer) and Andra Nedelcu (director and visual artist), was sucessfully selected and propeled to participate in one of the sections dedicated to short film (SFC) at Cannes Film Festival 2016 .

The eligible candidates should have experience in one or more of the following fields: film directing, cinematography, editing, visual anthropology, visual arts, visual activism. The candidates can apply for the following Film Production Sections of the summer academy:

  1. Art Cinema (films dedicated to Art House Filmmaking)
  2. Social Cinema (films dedicated to Social Action Filmmaking)

in the final event of the International Film Summer Academy there will be offered 2 awards for the best 2 films that champion Cinema and Humanity.

Candidates applications will be accepted until 22nd of August 2016 (applications submitted in earlier stages before the deadline will be rewarded if selected). Apllication and details: www.cineimpact.org.

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