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31 Jul 2018

Venice | Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy


Applications invited for the 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy, a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense training takes place in Venice (27 August - 5 September 2018) and 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 foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

NOTE: the deadline for applications is extended to 31 July


The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries, The Role of the New Media during Conflict, Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

The storytelling workshop introduces storytelling and storyboarding key concepts, techniques and exercises that provide participants with the basic skills to develop a short film project to be pitched on the school's final session. For the purpose of this workshop, participants will work and be tutored in small groups.

Target participants: 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.

The enrolment fee the Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights, and Advocacy is € 2100,00

Please note that EIUC does not offer scholarships at this point in time. 

Application deadline: 31 July 2018

EIUC launched the summer school programme in 2005 and was meant to be a one-off event but given the success of that initial programme, the summer school ran for another four years in Venice before moving in 2010 to the Huston School of Film & Digital Media part of the National University of Ireland in Galway where it flourished for other six years. In 2017 the Summer School returned to its birthplace in Venice.