Film Winter Academy 2019

CINEIMPACT – International Film Winter Academy 
 23 February– 8 March 2019, Tirana, Albania

Art Cinema, Creative Documentary, Visual Anthropology, Social Action

14 days of film production for 10 selected filmmakers

2 Film Production Sections

Details of the Academy Content can be found here

Details of the Academy Application can be found here

Between 23.02-8.03.2019, you have the chance to feed your creative adrenaline within the CINEIMPACT Winter Film Academyan international program dedicated to Art and Social Cinema taking the innovative form of Creative Documentaries, Docu-Fiction Storytelling, Visual Anthropology and Social Action.

Skanderbeg Monument in Skanderbeg Square in Tirana

The program will take place in the diverse, inspiring, and contrasting capital of Albania. Bridging disruptive occidental and oriental flavours, Tirana stems with multicultural diversities and social peculiarities inviting to be discovered and cinematically explored.

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 winter academy:

  1. Art Cinema (films dedicated to Art House Filmmaking)
  2. Social Cinema (films dedicated to Social Action Filmmaking)


The best 10 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 winter 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 DuizjingsVintilă MihăilescuIonuţ 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 10 authors of the resulting films will be tutored in building optimal distribution strategies for their film projects.

One of the films developed within CINEIMPACT Film Academies, “Pattern or Not”, the creative work of 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. Other projects such as “Mother and Son” have been selected in prestigious development programs such Lisbon Docs 2018.

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