Film & Sound Summer Academy 2019

 CINEIMPACT – International Film & Sound Summer Academy 

Art Cinema, Creative Documentary, Visual Anthropology, Sound Design

20 August – 2 September, Sibiu, Romania

14 days of film production for 12 selected filmmakers

2 Film Production Sections

1.000 Euro for Best Film Projects


Non-Fiction & Hybrid Storytelling, Sound & Visual Co-Working, Cinematic Impact

Details of the Summer Academy Content can be found here

Details of the Summer Academy Application can be found here

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Between 20 of August – 2 of September 2018, you have the chance to feed your creative adrenaline within CINEIMPACT Film and Sound Academyan international program dedicated to Art and Social Cinema taking the transdisciplinary form of Non-Fiction Cinematography, Docu-Fiction Storytelling, Visual Anthropology and Sound Design. 

At its fifth edition challenging classical filmmaking methods, enabling the production of internationally recognized non-conventional documentaries, CINEIMPACT Film Academy has proven to be a revealing learning experience for young filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, cultures and countries such as Sweden, Italy, United States, Ghana, Spain, China, England, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Slovakia, Croatia, Netherlands, Turkey, Ireland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Switzerland, etc.

The program will take place in Romania’s Sibiu – a famous Transylvanian town, being declared European Capital of Culture for its vivid art-life, extraordinary heritage and exceptional socio-cultural complexity, encompassed by the high peaks of Carpathian Mountains. The project development area will unveil Sibiu unsung realms, which magically interweave the experiences of past and present: old-fashioned rurality, medieval local heritage and post-industrial urbanity, that create a focal cinematic crossroad of pre- and post- communist society.


The candidates should hold experience in one or more of the following fields: Film Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Visual Anthropology, Visual Arts, Visual Activism. The candidates can apply for the following Film Production Sections of the summer academy:

  1. Non-Fiction & Docu-Fiction Cinema 
  2. Sound Design

The best 12 students and professionals, selected based on motivation, experience and creative personalities, will be invited to attend the 14 days of the CINEIMPACT adventure. Through a tailored-made and hands-on filmmaking program, the summer academy will explore innovative methods of CINEMA, SOUND and IMPACT production, while transgressing the boundaries of fiction, non-fiction, visual anthropology and social activism.

Students will have the chance to discover themselves in an environment that challenges their most personal creative limits. From recognizing exquisite stories after only few hours of interaction with the characters, to exercising decision making techniques under time pressure, from learning new editing secrets to creating best fit sound design, the academy will leave the participants amazed by how much and how better they can do, in such a short time span, along making great new friends, exploring the unknown and having loads of fun.


Participants will be guided in this cognitive-creative adventure by mentors and tutors: such as Ger DuizjingsIonuţ PiţurescuAugustin Pop, and others TBA. During the field research, development, production and post-production of the films, the participants will be inspired by master-classes and debates held by invited experts. The authors of the resulting films will be guided into the tips and tricks of optimal development and distribution strategies.

“Pattern or Not”, one of the 6 films produced in the previous edition of the Film Summer Academy after 2 weeks 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. Mother and Son, the feature-length movie project created by David Power (director and cinematographer) was selected in 2018 at the prestigious 19th edition of Lisbon Docs Forum, organized by the European Documentary Network.

Early Applications are discounted in case of selection.

The CINEIMPACT Jury will award the best film projects a 1000 Euro grant.

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Great, joyous, life-changing times are included in the creative program!

Cineimpact  offers a toolbox that guides you into the deeper understanding of cinematic storytelling along revealing your own personal powers to impact the world. 
Have you imagined you can expand your creative skills together with your soft skills? Learn how to stimulate your mind and spirit, using your equipment at its best storytelling potential. Now is your chance to develop your Filmmaking vision through a mentorship program that supports you in taking better decisions in your projects, just as in your life. Not to mention that you can have a lot of fun while creating a short film to take home, at the end of a unique learning experience and self-discovery journey.

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