Italy, Rome, Vatican City, Florence

Film Industry, the Italian way. Cinema, Cultural Heritage and Iconic Locations

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 2200

Set in locations such as Rome, Vatican City and Florence, the program consists of technical lessons and experiential learning concerning the audiovisual industry, workshops on the history of cinema and censorship as well as guided tours of renowned cultural sites such as the Vatican Film Library.

The program will take place in some of the most exclusive institutional locations in Rome (UNESCO City of Film since 2015), of Vatican City and Florence. Traditional lectures will be accompanied by masterclasses and guided tours of unique filming and cultural locations.

The program includes both lectures and workshops on Italian cinema history, specifically concerning the time frame going from the fifties to the late sixties, which was dominated by a relaunch of the Italian cultural industry and by the Hollywood on the Tiber phenomenon, with major American film productions set in the Italian capital city.

Moreover, thanks to the extraordinary contribution by the Vatican Film Library and Secretariat for the Communication of the Holy See, a specific focus on cinema and religion will be offered. Major film production with religious characteristics will be analyzed, alongside the market dynamics and the movie theater circuit, in the renewal environment promoted by the Ecumenical Council of Vatican II.

The Cinema Industry and its Market
The summer program will also examine the international film and audiovisual industry, thanks to lectures delivered by experts, masterclasses, and round tables on production (movies, TV series, web series), cinema funding, marketing, regional film commissions and distribution.

Course leader

Prof. Dario Edoardo ViganĂ², Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See, Full Professor of Communication at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Lecturer at LUISS University

Target group

The program is open to all students, graduates and professionals with a special interest in the film industry.

Course aim

International students and communication professionals are given the chance to attend a program aimed at combining one of the most important pages of global and Italian cinema history with the dynamics governing the modern film industry and the audiovisual market.

Fee info

EUR 2200: The fee includes: accomodation, public transportation card, cultural activities

2.100 euro early bird rate/ students from partner universities; 2.200 euro standard rate