Sibiu International Film Academy 2019

 CINEIMPACT – International Film, Anthropology & Sound Academy 

Art Cinema, Creative Documentary, Visual Anthropology, Sound Design

25 August – 8 September, Sibiu, Romania

14 days of film production for 12 selected filmmakers

2 Film Production Sections


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

Between 25 of August – 8 of September 2019, you have the chance to feed your creative adrenaline within CINEIMPACT Film, Anthropology & 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. 

Through an innovative method developed and internationally acclaimed since 2010, at its 5th edition challenging conventional filmmaking prescriptions, CINEIMPACT Film Academy has proven to be a revealing learning experience for filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, cultures and countries such as Sweden, Italy, United States, Spain, China, England, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Ghana, Slovakia, Netherlands, Turkey,  Croatia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, etc.

The program takes place in Romania’s Sibiu – a famous Transylvanian town, declared European Cultural Capital for its fabulous socio-cultural complexity, encompassed by the high peaks of the Carpathian Mountains. The project development locations reveal unknown realms of Sibiu area, 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, Production, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Visual Anthropology, Visual Arts, Audio-Video 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.

Students will have the chance to discover themselves in an environment that challenges their most personal creative limits. From learning to recognize 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 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 Duizjings– Anthropologist, Experimental Documentary Filmmaker; reputed expert in South East-Europe, professor at the Regensburg University, Director of the Urban Laboratory of the University College of London;

Ionuț Pițurescu– Film Producer, Anthropologist, winner of Quinzaines des Realisateurs and Cinefondation Atelier selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and 2015, PhD in Sociology and Visual Anthropology.

Augustin Pop- Audio-Visual and Multimedia Magician with expertise in Sound Design, Animation, SFX and VFX; composer, instrumentalist and music editor for theater and film; founder of Popixar Studio – film, animation and sound production company

During the field research, development, production and post-production of the films, the participants are 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 story writing, production development and distribution strategies.

Ever dreamed to learn how to use your personal equipment at its best storytelling potential? “Pattern or Not”, produced in one of the previous editions by 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, feature-length movie project created by David Power (director and cinematographer) was selected at the prestigious 19th edition of Lisbon Docs Forum 2018, organized by the highly selective EDN – European Documentary Network.

Early Applications are discounted in case of selection

LAST PLACES AVAILABLE to join CINEIMPACT FILM ACADEMY 2019 and a super great line-up including carefully selected participants coming from Canada, England, New Zealand, Germany, China and Romania

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

How can you learn to expand your creative skills together with your soft skills?
Cineimpact  offers a toolbox that guides you into the deeper understanding of cinematic storytelling along revealing your own personal powers to impact the world.  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 creating a film to take home, at the end of this unique journey.

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