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1 -15 August, Campulung Muscel, Romania
Art Cinema, Creative Documentary, Visual Anthropology, Social Action
Between 1st-15th of August 2017, you have the chance to feed your creative adrenaline within CINEIMPACT Film Summer Academy, an international program dedicated to Art and Social Cinema taking the innovative form of Creative Documentaries, Docu-Fiction Storytelling, Visual Anthropology and Social Action.
At its third edition challenging classical filmmaking methods, CINEIMPACT’s Film Academy has proven to be a great learning experience for young filmmakers, enabling the production of internationally recognised documentaries. The program will take place in Romania’s Câmpulung Muscel region – a field of exceptional socio-cultural landscape offered by the outstanding Carpathian Mountains. The film development area will be centered in the town of Câmpulung, which magically interweaves the diverse experiences of the past century: old-fashioned rurality, aristocratic heritage and post-industrial urbanity, that create a cinematic meeting point of pre- and post- communist society.
The candidates should have experience in one or more of the following fields: film directing, cinematography, editing, visual anthropology, visual arts, visual activism. The candidates can apply for the following Film Production Sections of the summer academy:
- Art Cinema(films dedicated to Art House Filmmaking)
- Social Cinema(films dedicated to Social Action Filmmaking)
The best 12 students and professionals, selected based on motivation, experience and creative personalities, will be invited to attend the 15 days of the CINEIMPACT adventure. Through a tailored-made and hands-on filmmaking program, the summer academy will explore innovative methods of CINEMA and IMPACT production, while transgressing the boundaries of fiction, non-fiction, visual anthropology and social activism.
Participants will be guided in this cognitive-creative adventure by three tutors: Ger Duizjings, Vintilă Mihăilescu, Ionuţ Piţurescu. During the field research, development, production and post-production of the films, the participants will be inspired by master-classes held by invited experts. The film crews will be supported by production assistants with deep knowledge of the investigated area. All the 12 authors of the resulting films will be tutored in building optimal distribution strategies for their film projects.
“Pattern or Not (Şablon sau nu)”, one of the 6 films produced in the previous edition of the Film Summer Academy after 15 days of creative work of an international team comprising Dorottya Balczo (director and cinematographer) and Andra Nedelcu (director and visual artist), was successfully selected and propelled to participate in one of the sections dedicated to short film (SFC) at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
The International Film Summer Academy will award the best film project with 1000 Euro.
CLIR Invites Applications for 2018
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards
Washington, DC, January 17, 2018 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions.
Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2019.
The Digitizing Hidden Collections program coheres around six core values:
Scholarship: The program is designed to maximize its impact on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
Comprehensiveness: The program supports digitization projects that will provide thorough coverage of an important topic or topics of high interest to scholars, in ways that help those scholars understand digitized sources’ provenance and context.
Connectedness: The program supports projects that make digitized sources easily discoverable and accessible alongside related materials, including materials held by other collecting institutions as well as those held within the home institution.
Collaboration: The program promotes strategic partnerships rather than duplication of capacity and effort.
Sustainability: The program promotes best practices for ensuring the long-term availability and discoverability of digital files created through digitization.
Openness: The program ensures that digitized content will be made available to the public as easily and completely as possible, given ethical and legal constraints.
The application process has two phases. The initial proposal round is open, and proposals are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 3, 2018. The final proposal round is by invitation. Only those applicants whose initial proposals have been approved by the program’s review panel will be able to submit a final proposal. Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.
CLIR will hold a webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, January 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. Two Q&A webinars will be held on Thursday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 28, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. More information is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
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