Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy
The 16th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) and Picture People. The School is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, and learn how to use film as a tool for social change. The 10-day programme provides a safe, culturally rich and collaborative environment where diversity and inclusivity are embraced, original and critical thinking is encouraged, skills are honed, creativity is unleashed and networking with experts from the human rights arena and professionals from the film industry at the 78th Venice international Film Festival is supported.
This year’s programme is focusing on ‘delivering social change to children and young people’ in the broader framework of human rights protection and promotion. The school is designed to appeal to young professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
This year the Summer School programme will be delivered in a blended format with online and in presence sessions in Venice Lido, both at the Global Campus and the Venice International Film Festival venues.
The Global Campus of Human Rights launched the summer school programme in 2005. It was meant to be a one-off event; nevertheless, given its success, the summer school ran for another four years in Venice before moving in 2010 to the Huston School of Film & Digital Media (part of the National University of Ireland in Galway), where it flourished for additional six years. Since 2017, the Summer School is back to its birthplace in Venice Lido.
Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy
The Global Campus of Human Rights is to offer up to 10 tuition waivers and 4 full bursaries to eligible candidates applying to the 16th Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) taking place in Venice Lido from 30th August to 8th September 2021.
Both typologies of scholarships apply to professionals and students whose field of expertise and research focuses on children rights and are, or wish to become, leaders in their community and worldwide to promote and protect the rights of the child through the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy.
Furthermore, the full bursary applies to professionals, experts, scholars and community leaders from developing and low and middle-income countries.
The beneficiaries of the above scholarships will participate in the 16th Summer School to:
- Strengthen and expand their knowledge and expertise on global children's rights issues from a multidisciplinary approach
- Research, produce and pitch an audio-visual research project developed individually or in a group on a specific children’s rights issue
- Interact with like-minded people and experts in the fields of human rights, digital media and advocacy at the Global Campus of Human Rights and the Venice Film Festival
The tuition waiver has a value of € 1.850,00
Funding includes school tuition fee, lunches and coffee breaks on class days, Venice Film Festival accreditation and social events. Tuition waivers apply to EU and non-EU professionals, experts, students, advocates, filmmakers and anyone involved in advancing the work and the research in the global children’s rights issues.
The full bursary has a value of € 4.500,00
Funding includes school tuition fee, lunches and coffee breaks on class days, Venice Film Festival accreditation, social events and a reimbursement of expenses such as transportation, accommodation and meals. Bursaries apply to non-EU professionals, experts, students, advocates, filmmakers and anyone involved in advancing the work and the research in the global children’s rights issues.
The selection will be based on the quality of the letter of motivation, the candidate’s experience and the quality, originality and creativity of a project on children’s rights issues. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting gender and regional diversity. Candidates should demonstrate how their participation at the CHRA and project development will contribute to their professional or academic career and what is the expected impact of their project in advancing the rights of the child. Full bursaries apply to professionals, experts, scholars and community leaders from developing and low and middle-income countries.
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