Deadline for scholarship applicants:

30 April 2022

Deadline for self-funded applicants:

30 May 2022

Scholarships for children’s rights experts available!

Course Outline

The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, workshops, working groups, tutorials, both in house and festival film screenings & discussions combining human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies.

As part of the programme participants are required to watch and analyse a selection of human rights related screenings at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. Whenever possible, filmmakers and producers present at the Film Festival are invited to discuss their work with the Summer School participants. Participants will be provided with a Cinema category accreditation pass to the Film Festival giving access to a selection of festival screenings.

This is an intense 10-day programme, with teaching sessions scheduled from 9:30 to 17:30, with one free day. Please note that film festival screenings & discussions could be programmed beyond usual teaching time according to the film festivals’ programme, and filmmakers’ availability

In the past editions our participants have met several filmmakers, including:

  • Peter Kerekes, director of "Cenzorka", Orizzonti, 78th Venice International Film Festival
  • Loup Bureau, director of "Tranchées", Out of Competition, 78th Venice International Film Festival
  • Ameer Fakher Eldin, director of "Al Garib", Giornate degli Autori, 78th Venice International Film Festival
  • Oleg Sentsov, director of "Rhino", Orizzonti, 78th Venice International Film Festival
  • Merawi Gerima, director of "Residue", Giornate degli Autori, 77th Venice International Film Festival
  • Jayro Bustamante, director of "La Llorona", Giornate degli Autori Director’s Award, 76th Venice International Film Festival
  • Ahmad Ghossein, director of "All this victory" (Jeedar El Sot), Audience Award and Grand Prize Venice International Film Critic’s Week – SIAE, 76th Venice International Film Festival
  • Alex Gibney, director of "Citizen K", Out of Competition, 76th Venice International Film Festival
  • Askold Kurov, director of "The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov"
  • Mike Leigh, director of "Peterloo", Out of Competition, 75th Venice International Film Festival
  • Francesca Mannocchi, co-director of "ISIS, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul", Out of Competition, 75th Venice International Film Festival
  • Sameh Zoabi, director of "Tel Aviv on Fire", Best Actor Award and Nominee for Best Film, Orizzonti section, 75th Venice International Film Festival