Biografilm School

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Biografilm School is the innovative training scheme dedicated to young people between eighteen and twenty-five promoted by Biografilm Festival.

With this training Biografilm wants support the talent and creativity of 30 people under 25 through a privileged space where: converse with great personalities from the world of cinema, partecipate as protagonist and see the Festival backstages, learn the basic organization aspects, realize the official daily-press of the festival, learn the tricks of the set and see the films selected at the Biografilm Festival (1-24 June).


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Biografilm School with director Peter Greenaway


 Arrived at its sixth edition, Biografilm School is reserved for those born and / or resident in Emilia Romagna or enrolled in one of the Universities of Emilia Romagna. Thanks to a valuable partnership with the Sardinia Film Commission Foundation, Biografilm School its opens for the first time also for people born and / or residents in Sardinia. The training course proposed by Biografilm School is divided into 3 modules:

  • Masterclasses: meetings/seminars and unique moments with the guest artists of Biografilm Festival. Masterclass 2017 had chance to confront the director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA and PETER GREENAWAY, with many other artists we want to remember: D. A. Pennebaker, Ed Lachman, Lenny Abrahamson, Giuliano Montaldo, Nicolas Philibert, Matteo Garrone, Patricio Guzmán, Enrico Lucherini, Roberto Minervini Luca Marinelli, Pierce Brosnan, Jaco Van Dormael, Piera Detassis, Valerio De Paolis, Silvio Soldini and Luca Bigazzi. Each Master has given wonderful lessons in cinema but also in life.
  • The Creative Content Lab: working groups will engage in the practical realization of "creative content". Each student can decide which groups follow and how.

A Press group, supervised by professionals, will take care of the preparation of the official Daily Press of the Festival whose paper version will be distributed in Bologna.

The Videomaking group will tell the festival from traditional journalistic services to Teasers, Trailer, Emotional, Web Video. Aspects related to audiovisual production will be explored. Students will realize some daily clips (Instagram and Youtube) telling in original and curious ways the Biografilm Festival.

Storytelling group will create original textual and visual contents designed for Instagram or Facebook, telling the Festival events. This in the age in which more and more often films and festivals use social networks, apps, network resources to promote themselves.


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  • Enjoy the Festival: The Biografilm School students will be provided with a special accreditation allow them to see all the films, and viewing paths to navigate among the over 100 titles of the Festival. They will also have a privileged point of view on the organization of an International Festival such as the Biografilm Festival. In fact, they will meet the heads of the various "field" organizational offices, who will introduce them to the different modes and necessary skills and to the complexity of the logistical aspects of a great event.


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The deadline to apply is 25th May 2018.

Biografilm School will take place from 5 to 8 June and from 11 to 22 June 2018, is aimed at a maximum of 30 participants chosen by selection. Thanks to the support of Biografilm Festival, all the Biografilm School training proposals will be free. Only costs for expenses will be charged to the selected participants secretary (registration, insurance, materials) of 200 euro per person.


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Take a look at what past editions' participants produced:

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

For more information, contact

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