Venezia, Italy

Films in Venice and Filming Venice

when 28 August 2023 - 6 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 650

The Summer School Films in Venice and Filming Venice is an initiative of Venice International University, in partnership with its member universities Ca' Foscari, Iuav, Tel Aviv, Waseda, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt, and Exeter, organized to coincide with the 80th International Venice Film Festival.

Course leader

- Nitzan Ben-Shaul, Tel Aviv University
- Sally Faulkner, University of Exeter
- Norimasa Morita, Waseda University
- Maria Roberta Novielli, Ca' Foscari University
- Luca Pes, VIU
- Thomas Reinhardt, LMU
- Angela Vettese, Iuav University

Target group

Applications are welcome from graduate and undergraduate students in various disciplines: film studies, film-making, art history, visual art, history, cultural anthropology, sociology; and anyone who would like to learn the basics of film-making in various forms - fiction, docudrama, documentary, visual arts, etc.

Course aim

Developing knowledge of the theoretical and analytical aspects of cinema and on the challenges of visual representation of recognizable places; achieving an understanding of problems entailed with the Venetian setting; acquiring or improving skills in film-making and working in a team.

Credits info

4 EC
Students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 650: Students from VIU member universities and VIU Alumni.
EUR 1300: Other applicants (external universities).

The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the San Servolo cafeteria (4 working days on campus), social events, 80th Venice International Film Festival accreditation.
Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice and local transportation and accommodation. During the Venice Film Festival, San Servolo island is connected by public boat n. 20 to the Film Festival venue.


PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support.
Contact VIU Erasmus office: