Application deadline:

30 June 2020

Up to 16 Tuition Waivers for children rights experts!

× Due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reviewed the CHRA programme, which will take place in a reduced 7-day format, from 31 August to 6 September 2020, taking into account any eventual measures adopted by the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

Up to 16 tuition waivers are now available for professionals and students whose field of expertise and research focuses on children rights and are, or wish to become, leaders in their community and worldwide to promote and protect the rights of the child through the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy.


The 15th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) and Picture People. The training 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 77th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

GC 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. Since 2017 the Summer School is back to its birthplace in Venice Lido.


Picture People

Picture People is a UK educational not for profit organisation with 17 years of experience working with partners in over 20 countries across the world. We empower marginalised and vulnerable people to effectively use media and emerging technologies to expose abuses, affect social change and engage communities.