JOIN THE 5TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKING ACADEMY WORKSHOP

20 COUNTRIES, 20 YOUNG FILMMAKERS, 20 FILM SCHOOLS, 21 DAYS FULL IMMERSION WORKSHOP WITH TOP INTERNATIONAL FILM DIRECTORS

 

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

Are you a talented young filmmaker?
IFA workshop aims to develop the students poetic and auteurial identity and helps to form a new generation of film authors.
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June 24 - July 15 2017

Participation at 31st Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival
Filmmaking Workshop with two of the world's leading film directors

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About Us

INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKING ACADEMY was founded by Gian Vittorio Baldi, Film Director and Producer, on 2012 in Bologna - Italy
What?

The International Filmmaking Academy brings together a select group of graduate and a last year undergraduate filmmaking students from the world's finest film schools to a three week summer program in Bologna, Italy,
in a master class taught by some of the world's leading filmmakers.

Why?

To promote each student’s own talents in an environment of absolute freedom and respect for one another’s culture with the goal of helping to form the new generation of film auteurs and provide lifelong networking with fellow students from throughout the world.

How?

Prestigious film directors will lead the graduate students in a poetic journey through the experience of a filmmaking workshop.
IFA Master Teachers 2013- 2016: Bernardo Bertolucci, Abbas Kiarostami, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Diao Yinan , Dani Menkin, Rob Nilsson, Krysztof Zanussi,Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa

The visible is merely a veil placed in front of the invisible

Master teachers

IFA STUDENTS

A taste of IFA: listen to our protagonists

“I would love to recommend IFA to young emerging filmmakers because it's such a precious opportunity to work with so incredible master filmmakers. You can not only learn from their talks about their life experience in filmmaking, but also from making your own work under their conduction. I could never imagine to work this closely with the masters before I went to IFA.”

Tian Guan IFA student 2013 - MFA Film Candidate Syracuse University NY (USA)

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Being able to train young filmmakers, enhancing their personalities
in the cultural and technological revolution of our time.

Admission

IFA ANNOUNCES 2017 PROGRAMME
Bologna Summer Workshop
June 24th - July 15th 2017

Join one of the world's most exclusive filmmaking workshop and sign up

 

IFA Programme includes:
7 days participation at the 31st Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival
14 days workshop in directing led by two world's leading filmmakers.
Master Teachers names will be announced by February 28th 2017.

The Summer Film Workshop is structured for a maximum of 20 participants.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • All applicants to Bologna Summer Workshop program must be a graduate or last year film school student
  • Students must be competent English speakers as all classes will be in English
  • All potential students must submit one short film to be reviewed by IFA Admissions Committee
TO APPLY
  • Send a link of your short film no later than March 31st 2017 (submission deadline)
  • Please send URL VIDEO LINKS & password (VIMEO, YOUTUBE etc) and complete the Application Form
  • Go to APPLICATION FORM

SELECTION

Selected students will be announced on April 7th 2017

An invitation letter for visa process will be sent to any selected student upon request

Airfare and travel arrangements to reach Bologna, Italy, will be the responsibility of each student who is selected for the IFA

Accommodation for 21 nights (June 24th - July 15th ) is included in the student participation quote

TUITON COST: 3.000 Euros

Tuition includes:

  • Workshop fee for 14 days, festival pass for 7 days and accomodation for 21 days (a double room with a kitchen).
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AS AN IFA ACADEMY STUDENT

A wire transfer in the amount of 1.500 Euros must be sent by May 5th 2017 to reserve your spot.

Final 1.500 Euros must be received by wire transfer no later than June 1st 2017 (It is also possible to pay the full 3.000 Euros with one payment by May 5th 2017)

Since we accept only 20 applicants for the IFA program, we reserve the right to replace an unpaid applicant with someone from a waiting list of applicants.

Bank Account Information:
International Filmmaking Academy
IBAN: IT48X0888302408034000340904
SWIFT CODE: BDBOIT22XXX
Wire transfert Model Payment: OUR (not SHARE, not BEN)

Name Bank: Banca di Bologna
Address: Via Murri 12 / A , 40137 Bologna

Festival Il Cinema Ritrovato
eight days packed with screenings, conversations, events, four screens
running all day long and the evening wonder in
Piazza Maggiore

The Academy

board of directors

Founder:
Gian Vittorio Baldi,
film director and producer

Owen Shapiro,
IFA President

Shue Kei,
IFA Vice-President


Counselors:
Claudio Bisoni,
CITEM, Alma Mater Università di Bologna, Italy

Steven Wook Heo,
Young In University Seoul, South Korea

Freya Billington,
University of Gloucestershire UK,

Dr Tanja Sakota-Kokot,
The Wits School of Arts, South Africa

team

Marija Krunic,
Executive Director

Silvana Medici,
External Relations Manager, Argentina

Francesca Scarinci,
Organization & Logistic

Christine Fawcett,
Fundraiser USA

Patrizia Passerini,
Fiscal Consultant

IFA FOUNDING MEMBERS

Brazil, Sao Paulo Film School ECA
Belgium, Brussel, RITS  Film School
Canada, Montréal, Concordia University
China, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Czech Republic, Prague, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts 
France, Paris, ENS Louis-Lumière Film School
Ireland, Huston School of Film & Digital Media
Israel, Tel Aviv University
Portugal, Lisbon Theatre and Film School
Russia, Moscow Film School
South Korea, Seoul, Yong In University
Sweden, Valand Film Academy, University of Gothenburg
United Kingdom - London Film Academy
USA - Syracuse University

school participants

China, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Czech Republic, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts FAMU Prague

India, Annapurna International School of Film + Media, Hyderabad

Laos National University

South Africa, Wits Film and Television / Wits University Johannesburg

South Korea, Yong in University, Seoul

Switzerland, Geneva School of Art and Design

United Kingdom, University of Gloucestershire

USA, Syracuse University

Truth is not in what I see, but in what I reveal
In schools we learn things that already have a final result and we don't realize
that in order to arrive to that final result you have to overcome a series of obstacles and anguish.
A teacher, a poet, a creative talent should teach that the only certainty is doubt.
  GIAN VITTORIO BALDI

Contacts & Locations

Marija Krunic
Executive Director

filmmakingacademy@gmail.com

+39 349 84 80 636

International Filmmaking Academy
Via Santa Chiara 2, 40137 Bologna, Italy

Students Residence:
We_Bologna
Via de' Carracci 69/14, Bologna