SUMMER SCHOOL IN CINEMA HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADVOCACY
28 August - 6 September, 2023 | Venice Lido, Italy
The 18th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed with Global Campus of Human Rights. The School is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, and learn how to use film as a tool for social change.
The 10-day programme provides a safe, culturally rich and collaborative environment where diversity and inclusivity are embraced, original and critical thinking is encouraged, skills are honed, creativity is unleashed and networking with experts from the human rights arena and professionals from the film industry at the 80th Venice international Film Festival is supported. The school is designed to appeal to young professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Why apply for this course?
Gain an advanced understanding of the intersection between, visual media, human rights, and advocacy
Experience a world-class film festival
Network with like-minded people and international experts from around the world
Receive guidance and mentoring from faculty on individual projects on a voluntary basis
The aim of the course is to equip participants with a better understanding of the intersection between visual media, human rights and advocacy, and to provide skills and best practices on how to use visual media in the fields of human rights research, and advocacy.
Course Structure and Content
The course involves lectures, practical workshops, working groups, tutorials, film screenings and film discussions.
During and beyond teaching activities, students will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and connect with inspiring people through peer learning, facilitators’ mentoring, and interaction with film industry experts present at the Venice International Film Festival.
The school covers the following core themes:
Introduction to Human Rights with a focus on Children Rights
Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Children and Trauma
Best practice when facing challenging circumstances
Storytelling for Social Change
Ethical Challenges in Documentary Filmmaking
Social Impact Documentary Production
Impact Strategy and Distribution
Scholarship applicants - 30 April 2023
Self-funded applicants - 30 May 2023