Sevilla International Film Academy 2023

 CINEIMPACT Film Academy 

Art Cinema, Creative Documentary, Visual Anthropology, Social Immersion

invites you to


22nd – 29th of October 2023, Sevilla, Spain

12 days of Practical Learning and Mentorship :

8 days On-Site + 4 days On-Line

2 Filmcelerator Production Sections :

A. New Project Development

B. Work-in-Progress Incubator

Details of the Cineimpact Academy Content can be found here

Details of the Cineimpact Academy Application can be found here

The dawn of a new world takes shape in the recent global circumstances. Crisis  reveals the potentials of humanity as an individual and collective body. Our shared Health, Peace and Society call for new tools of social understanding and action. The combined powers of Independent Film and Social Sciences offer most needed mirrors to our emerging realities. So when responsible mobility and collective safety ask for refreshed transdisciplinary expertise, here is what you can choose to do:

Between 22nd of October – 29th of October 2023, 8 Days in Sevilla plus 4 Days Online Sessions, you have the chance to feed your creative adrenaline within CINEIMPACT Film Academyan international program dedicated to Art and Social Cinema taking the transdisciplinary form of Non-Fiction Cinematography, Docu-Fiction Storytelling, Visual Anthropology and Social Impact. 

The Program takes place in Sevilla, considered by many a unique cultural capital, ranking among best student cities of Spain for its vivid social life and exquisite heritage. Craddle of exuberant architecture, Flamenco life-style and extraordinarly diverse culture, Sevilla is considered one of the most fascinating cities of Europe. Considered to be mythologically founded by Hercules, Sevilla present times create a sofisticated arch in between ancient heritage and new visions of the future. The program theme and vision is to explore the secret and symibotic relation in between the local heritage and community. The variety of social texture and human dynamics make Sevilla one of the most appropriate places for using your senses and lenses to learn how to explore, understand and express the peculiar life and heritage in Andalusia and our society in general.


The Candidates shall have experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • Independent Filmmaking, Documentary/Docu-Fiction Film or Animation, Audio-Visual Communication, Engaging Videography, Visual Anthropology/Sociology/Ethnography, Visual Journalism, Impact Media Production, Experimental Film/Video/Multimedia, Multimodal Research, Impact Sensory Storytelling

The candidates will be selected especially based on creative potential, motivation and personality. The selected participants will go through a preparation process. Through a unique, internationally acclaimed method, innovatively developed since 2005, in its 9th year of challenging conventional filmmaking, the CINEIMPACT creative adventure will guide the participants into exploring Sensorial Storytelling and Empathy by transgressing the boundaries of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Transmedia and Anthropology.

The applicants for the spring academy can choose from the following Film Production Sections:

1. New Project Development

  • the participants will experience the entire process of film making by developing a new film project from A to Z while going through the fundamentals of anthropological field work, pre-production, production and post-production phases, concluding with a brief final touch on project pitching, fine tuning and distribution

2. Work-in-Progress Incubator

  • the participants will receive advice and development mentorship on one of their work-in-progress projects, being a non-fiction or a docu-fiction project, challenged by the hardships of script development, pre-production, production or post-production phases, integrating optimizations of project’s package, pitching, rough-cut, fine tuning or distribution strategy

Cineimpact transdisciplinary method integrates the following hands-on experiences:
  1. A personalized, innovatory approach to practical research methods specific to social sciences, sociology, anthropology;
  2. Methods to accelerate and optimize cinematic creativity, appliable to various topics and causes important for you;
  3. Difference-making and high-quality audio-visual/sensorial storytelling capable to create empathic audience engagement;
  4. Applied Anthropology methodology in the constructions of Documentary/Docu-fiction Scriptwriting and Narrative Structures
  5. Interaction within the Cineimpact Film Academy with social environments and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and countries;
  6. Mentorship and Method learning with prestigious international recognition, in-depth transdisciplinary insight and worldwide fieldwork experience;
  7. The Knowledge of Producing an Independent Film, without being blocked by the lack of financial or material resources, using the external limitations as portals for improved creativity and solution strategies

The Participants will be mentored in building optimal development strategies for their new and work-in-progress film projects. The selected participants will have the chance to discover themselves in an environment that challenges their 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 method gets the participants astonished by how much and how better they can do, in such a short time span. Of course, along making new friends, exploring the unknown and having loads of fun. Does it sound like your comfort zone best creative exit?

Navigating a tailored-made and hands-on filmmaking program, the participants will be mentored through the Cineimpact cognitive journey towards learning how to reach their best creative potential, at a deeply personal level.


Ionuţ Piţurescu – director, scriptwriter and producer; Dr. in Sociology and Visual Anthropology, coordinator of the Center for Innovation, Development and Film. Among his cinema work, “Quest” (Romania, 32 min) premiered in Cannes IFF, winning Quinzaine des Realisateurs Award at 63rd Cannes Film Festival, while his feature “Borders” (Romania, Denmark, Burma) was chosen among best world projects in the official selection of Cinefondation Atelier at 68th Cannes Film Festival

Details on his professional work: here


The Films developed within CINEIMPACT Film Academies have been selected in various film festivals, while the carefully selected ones were developed into successful feature length projects such as “Mother and Son” by David Power (director and videographer, edition 2017) selected in prestigious forums and markets such as Lisbon Docs 2018, East Silver 2019, Astra DocTank 2020

Cineimpact champions an Alumni community with great professional achievements and impressive creative leaps, creating learning experiences for filmmakers from various backgrounds and cultures around the globe, such as Sweden, United States, Spain, Denmark, China, Italy, England, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Ghana, Slovakia, Netherlands, India, Slovenia, Indonesia, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Hong Kong, Switzerland,  etc.

Our Students Experience

”I was able to try a lot of different things. This sense of freedom to experiment and to create was really helpful for me. It was a great experience. A new way of doing things, especially if you are interested in the intersection between anthropology and film.”

Nnenna  Onuoha – PhD researcher in Anthropology 

“I learned a lot about filmmaking, and I had an amazing time working on the film. Great community atmosphere, with colleagues from all over the world. Such an interesting mix of people. It made the experience very, very interesting.”

Oana Țenter – Fulbright Fellow Documentary-making

“It changed me in the way I film, I edit, in the way I prepare. It helped explain things better, understanding the ideas in the film. I was able to ask questions whenever I needed to. I would definitely recommend Cineimpact.”

Ignacio Garcia Sanchez – Filmmaker, storyteller, film editor 

“The hardest part was to create the storyline. Not having a script and shooting for three full days made me feel a little bit concerned. But the Cineimpact team helped me extract the story from my footage. I learned so much in such a short time!”

Sergiu Chirău – Videographer, Storyteller

Apply now for unlocking your career upgrade!

Details of the Cineimpact Academy Content can be found here

Details of the Cineimpact Academy Application can be found here

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