Venice, Italy

17th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy

when 29 August 2022 - 7 September 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1900

The Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative, jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights and Picture People, which will take place from 29 August to 7 September 2022 at the Global Campus Headquarters in Venice Lido, Italy.

The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, workshops, working groups, tutorials, film screenings and 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 screenings.
This year’s programme is focusing on the rights of children and young people in the broader framework of human rights protection and promotion.

Course leader

Nick Danziger and Claudia Modonesi, Picture People’s directors, will run the 10-day programme with the contribution of experts in the fields of human rights, advocacy, film studies, film production and impact, and psychology.

Target group

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 human rights and social change are encouraged to apply to the Summer School.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to equip participants with a better understanding of the intersection between visual media, human rights and advocacy, and to provide skills and best practices on how to use visual media in the fields of human rights research, and advocacy.

The course is structured in learning activities such as lectures, practical workshops, working groups, tutorials, film screenings and film discussions.

During and beyond teaching activities, you will have the opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with inspiring people through peer learning, facilitators’ mentoring, and interaction with film industry people present at the Venice International Film Festival.

Fee info

EUR 1900: The enrolment fee includes:
- Tuition fee
- Lunches and coffee breaks on class days
- Welcome aperitif
- Cinema Accreditation for the whole duration of the Venice International Film Festival
- Reading material and access to our online learning platform
- Certificate at the end of the programme


Scholarships are offered to professionals and students whose field of expertise and research focuses on children rights.

The enrolment deadline for scholarship applicants is 30 April 2022.