VENICINEMA:

UNDERSTANDING CITIES

through FILM

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Venicinema will help expand, strengthen, deepen and consolidate your research interests in architecture, urban planning and social history; whether you’re an undergraduate, PhD candidate, post-doctoral researcher, or an early-years practitioner.  It proposes a unique, interdisciplinary approach to understanding cities; you will first study how fiction films have expressed Venice's characteristics, then use the cinematic montage to make your own observational films. The approach, outputs and knowledge are transferrable and applicable to your own city or situation. The results are presented within the framework of your research interests and critiqued by experts in the field.

 

And then there’s the magic…of attending the ‘Floating Cinema’ on the lagoon, walking the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, working with sound, and projecting or shooting films in precisely the same location as Daniel Craig, Kathryn Hepburn, Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Amitabh Bachchan, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp once stood and waited for the call to “action”.

 

Next Course Dates: 04 – 15 September 2023

No previous experience in filmmaking is necessary.

  1. Participants from a wide range of academic disciplines
  2. Undergraduates, Master, PhD and Post-Doc students
  3. Early-years practitioners

WHAT YOU

will GET

Use film as medium
Acquire an understanding of the study of everyday life through the medium of film
Explore new "creative geographies"
Experiment with the manipulation of screen time and space to explore cityscapes.
Learn to organize your film narrative
Analyze fiction films in order to comprehend how narrative is spatially organized.
Make a short film
Use the montage tradition to make a short film in the city symphony tradition, addressing one of the studio themes. engage with the moving image as an aid to reasoning and thinking through urban scenarios.
Studio themes
Spatially organised narratives, observational cinema, city symphonies, montage, everyday urban life, spatial ethnography, urban taxonomies, Venice as a 15-minute city, cinema as a form of urban modelling, creative geographies, mapping, climate change, local versus global.

EXPERTS and
LECTURERS

François - Penz
University of CambridgeFrançois Penz
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Giulia - Conte
European Cultural AcademyGiulia Conte
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Marco - Iuliano
University of LiverpoolMarco Iuliano
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Alan - Marcus
Filmmaker, Professor and Cultural HistorianAlan Marcus
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Carlo - Montanaro
La Fabbrica del VedereCarlo Montanaro
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Francesco - Musco
Iuav University of VeniceFrancesco Musco
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Joe - Schievano
Soundtrack ComposerJoe Schievano
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Andrea - Segre
Independent Film DirectorAndrea Segre
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PROGRAMME

YOU WILL LEARN

UNDERSTANDING VENICE THROUGH CINEMA

UNDERSTANDING VENICE URBANISM 

FILMIC EXPERIMENT

Make a short film

TUITION
FEE

1650€1, 3 or 6 monthly instalments.

INCLUDES:

  • Tuition: Course Leader, Visiting Lecturers, Professional Experts
  • Professional portfolio development
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Dedicated, equipped studio in a Venetian palace
  • Guided visits to museums and La Biennale di Venezia
  • Visits to ECC exhibitions
  • Field visits in Venice, the lagoon and the wider Veneto
  • Organised social occasions
  • N.B. Not included: flights, accommodation and food
What do I need to apply?
2023Deadline: 24 July 2023
04.0915.09

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