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Biografilm School 2017: learn from the best lives

Exclusively for young people between 18 and 25 years old: 30 scholarships available for the 5th edition of Biografilm School!

 

Biografilm School participants with director Silvio Soldini, winner of three David di Donatello

Biografilm School is the innovative training scheme promoted by the Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna and Biografilm Festival and is aimed at young people aged 18 to 25 born and/or residing in Emilia-Romagna or registered as university students for the academic year 2016/2017 in Emilia-Romagna. Biografilm Festival will offer to selected students 30 scholarships worth 500 € to cover their entire participation expenses for Biografilm School. Participating students will only be required to pay 100 € in registration and administration fees.

Biografilm School is a formative experience that allows young people to meet leading figures of the international film world, go behind the scenes and learn the tricks of the trade of various aspects of festival organisation, and watch all of the films selected for the festival thanks to a free accreditation.

Biografilm School participants with director Matteo Garrone

Biografilm will take place from the 5th to the 19th of June, with 3 preliminary meetings on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May. Participants will be supervised throughout the course by a professional coordinator and by field experts.

The course will be made up by masterclasses lead by prominent filmmaker guests and festival professionals, as well as by formative hands-on experience. There will be tree pathways for this practical component:

PRESS: develop skills in interviewing, reviewing, media communication by putting together the festival’s official Daily-press.

MOVIE: learn how to document an event through video journalism, viral videos and promotional clips.

EVENTS: the chance to observe up-close key roles of event management and to put together certain ‘special events’ within Biografilm Festival.

The deadline to apply is 18th May 2017.

 

Biografilm School is a unique opportunity to learn a trade or a profession from individuals excelling in that field. Directors, authors, artists, journalists and leading influencers of the modern age, guests of Biografilm Festival (9 – 19th June 2017) will put their considerable experience at student’s disposal in a series of roundtable sessions.

As ever, the guests of the 13th edition of the Festival will be internationally renowned figures, who will be revealed in the coming weeks.

In previous editions, these have included: Luca Marinelli, Hussain Currimbhoy, Donn Alan Pennebaker, Ed Lachman, Lenny Abrahamson, Giuliano Montaldo, Nicolas Philibert, Matteo Garrone, Patricio Guzmán, Enrico Lucherini, Roberto Minervini.

Biografilm School participants with producer of ‘The Brand New Testament’ Daniel Marquet 

The students of Biografilm School with the phographic director Ed Lachman, twice nominated at the Oscars.

Participants must:

  • Be between 18 and 25 year old.
  • Have been born and/or be residing in Emilia-Romagna or registered as students for the academic year 2016/2017 at one of the universities in Emilia-Romagna.
  • Love cinema, be passionate about journalism and different forms of communication and have a strong interest in event organisation.
  • Have a good knowledge of the English language (several masterclasses may be conducted in English)

Biografilm School has a maximum capacity of 30 participants.

To fill out a registration form click on PARTICIPATION APPLICATION and send the form to: bioschool@biografilm.com along with you CV, a scanned copy of your ID verifying your place of birth or residence OR a scanned copy of your student card verifying your date of birth and registration at the Universities of Bologna or Ravenna or the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna in the academic year of 2016/2017.

Failure to include these documents will lead to automatic exclusion from selection.

The selection of candidates will be based on an evaluation of the CVs received.

The organisers reserve the right for uncontested judgement.

Thanks to 30 scholarships made available by the Fondazione del Monte covering their entire course expenses, participating students will only be required to pay 100 € in registration and administration fees.  The scholarship applications will be taken into consideration by an internal commission and the modality of payment will be commutated by email to successful candidates.

The deadline to apply is 18th May 2017.

Participants will be presented with a certificate at the end of the course.

For more information, contact bioschool@biografilm.com