Lucca, Italy

International Film and Acting Summer School (IFAS)

when 15 July 2024 - 11 August 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee EUR 3500

One month in Italy this summer:
Join our unique hands-on filmmaking training programs!
We have created this Intensive Film and Acting Course in English to provide a defining experience for future professionals of the industry. Our course is 100% practical, led by industry experts - aims to provide a full immersion in the filmmaking process.
It's the perfect balance between individual experimenting of your personal style and developing the required skills to work in a team.
You will meet international piers and successful industry professionals. Have the chance to make the connections that will serve you for the rest of your career in cinema.

Create your own movie: the whole experience aims to create, shoot, edit, and deliver a short movie, all within one month of a rollercoaster activity! The product of the course will be your intellectual property - part of your portfolio.

A Team of Industry Professionals: Learn from experienced professionals such as Luca Cappelli or Elena Cappanera, who have made their mark in the film industry. Benefit from their insights and guidance as you navigate the complexities of filmmaking.

Italian courses: For those who wish to have Italian knowledge, an additional Language pack can be added.
Personal Growth Workshops: Beyond technical skills, we offer workshops that foster personal growth. Develop the mindset and resilience needed to navigate the competitive world of cinema.
Unique Local Experiences: Cuisine, Art, and Culture: Enrich your experience by delving into the unique offerings of the Tuscan territory. From culinary delights to art and cultural exploration, our program extends beyond the studio.

Scholarships: we foster creativity, our scholarships are awarded to International students who meet the eligibility criteria and whose creative submission is selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Lodgement options and other discounts are available upon request. Ask for more info on our website

Course leader

Accademia Cinema Toscana (ACT) is all about the magic of movies! The Campus is located in Lucca, Tuscany and offers many possibilities: large auditorium, quality equipment, library, canteen, housing – all to live with us the Filmmaking Experience.

Target group

young adult
film enthusiast
pre-graduate school student

Course aim

Get a taste in filmmaking - experiment in different roles
Create your own short film - expand your portfolio
Learn all aspects of the filmmaking process
Receive mentorship from acclaimed professionals
Get career coaching
Join the international community of future filmmakers

Credits info

By completing this summer course with the add-on Italian language module you will be entitled to apply for our full-time three-year courses starting in November 2024.

Fee info

EUR 3500: Fee includes 4 week practical workshop, quality equipment, completion certificate.
Discounts and early bird fee available through the website of ACT.


Possible scholarship opportunity - applicants have the chance to apply for the €1000 scholarship opportunity.