Venice Lido, Italy

Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy

when 31 August 2020 - 6 September 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1342

Due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme of the 15th Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy has been rewieved, taking into account any eventual measures adopted by the 77th Venice International Film Festival. The school, a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights and Picture People, will take place from 31 August to 6 September 2020 in Venice Lido.

The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions, working groups and a storytelling workshop that combine 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 77th Venice International Film Festival. Whenever possible, filmmakers, jury members and critics are invited to discuss their work with the Summer School participants. Participants will be given a Cinema category accreditation pass to the Film Festival giving access to a selection of festival screenings.

Course leader

The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, television, photography and human rights working under the coordination of the two programme directors Nick Danziger, photographer and filmmaker, and Claudia Modonesi, human rights expe

Target group

The School is addressed to graduates, professionals of the human rights, media, NGO, advocacy and the third (voluntary) sector and anyone who uses or is interested in using audio-visual media as a tool for promoting social change.

The School selects a maximum of 30 participants.

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 1342: The enrolment fee includes:
- Tuition fee
- Lunches and coffee breaks on class days
- Cinema Accreditation for the whole duration of the Venice International Film Festival
- Reading material and access to our online learning platform
- Certification at the end of the course


Up to 16 tuition waivers available for professionals and students whose field of expertise 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 video advocacy