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Film Industry, the Italian Way: Cinema, Cultural Heritage and Iconic Locations

Location
Luiss University, Rome, Italy
Period
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-14
Course Fee
2.200 Euro (course fees + materials + housing)
Credits
4 ECTS & Certificate of Attendance
Level
Advanced bachelor level
Course description

International students and communication professionals are given the chance to attend a program aimed at combining one of the most important pages of global and Italian cinema history with the dynamics governing the modern film industry and the audiovisual market.

Set in locations such as Rome, Vatican City and Florence, the program consists of technical lessons and experiential learning concerning the audiovisual industry, workshops on the history of cinema and censorship as well as guided tours of renowned cultural sites such as the Vatican Film Library.

Rome, Vatican City State, Florence

The program will take place in some of the most exclusive institutional locations in Rome (UNESCO City of Film since 2015), of Vatican City and Florence. Traditional lectures will be accompanied by masterclasses and guided tours of unique filming and cultural locations.

Cinema History

The program includes both lectures and workshops on Italian cinema history, specifically concerning the fifties to the late sixties, which was dominated by a relaunch of the Italian cultural industry and by the Hollywood on the Tiber phenomenon, with major American film productions set in the Italian capital city.

Moreover, thanks to the extraordinary contribution by the Vatican Film Library and Secretariat for the Communication of the Holy See, a specific focus on cinema and religion will be offered. Major film production with religious characteristics will be analyzed, alongside the market dynamics and the movie theater circuit, in the renewal environment promoted by the Ecumenical Council of Vatican II.

The Cinema Industry and its Market

The summer program will also examine the international film and audiovisual industry, thanks to lectures delivered by experts, masterclasses, and round tables on production (movies, TV series, web series), cinema funding, marketing, regional film commissions and distribution.

Student profile/target group:

The summer program in Film Industry, the Italian Way: Cinema, Cultural Heritage and Iconic Locations is designed for students, graduates and professional who have a special interest in the film industry.

 

Prerequisites

 

Course Requirements

  • Attendance at lectures, visits to institutions and cultural activities
  • Active participation  

Grading  

 

Reading

 

Course structure

Set in locations such as Rome, Vatican City and Florence, the program consists of technical lessons and experiential learning concerning the audiovisual industry, workshops on the history of cinema and censorship as well as guided tours of renowned cultural sites such as the Vatican Film Library.

 

Required application documents

  • -             ID/passport copy  
  • -             2 recent photos
  • -             Transcript of records (or degree certificate)
  • -             Curriculum vitae and motivational letter
  • -             Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your first language): TOEFL or IELTS Score Report, Certificate from an English teacher

Deadline for applications

2017-05-15

Course director / Lecturers

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    Dario Edoardo Viganò

     

    Dario Edoardo Viganò (27th June 1962, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See as of June 27 2015. He was Director of the Vatican Television Center - CTV from January 22nd 2013 to December 21st 2015.

    He is a Professor of the Theology of Communication at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and was the Dean of the Pastoral Institute "Redemptor Hominis" from 2006 to 2012 and Diretor of the Centro Lateranense Alti Studi - CLAS. He directs the Master in Digital Journalism, organized by CLAS Pontificia Università Lateranense (as of 2013) together with Emilio Carelli.

    Viganò lectured in Audio-visual language and markets at the Political Science Department of LUISS "Guido Carli" University of Rome from 2005 to 2015, being also a member of the Directing Committee for the research centre Centre for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) "Massimo Baldini" (today Centre for Media and Democratic Innovations "Massimo Baldini").

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