SMART co-Lab Beijing – Call for Entry

Mar 20, 2017 | Opportunities

SMART co-Lab Looking China Youth Film Project

ACM is offering a new SMART co-Lab this year through the Looking China Youth Film Project offered by Beijing Normal University. Program dates are July 4-21, and the program will be held in Beijing, China.

Up to three ACM students will be selected as part of a student group of about 10 students from ACM UHM, VCA School of Film & Television at the University of Melbourne, and Media, Film and Television at Auckland University and accompanied by a staff or faculty member. Each student will be paired with a Chinese facilitator and be provided production support and guidance to produce a 10-minute documentary on this year’s Chinese cultural theme: CRAFTSMANSHIP, INHERITENCE, AND INNOVATION. Individual subjects must be approved by the producer, and the program will retain copyright, but students will be allowed to enter their films into film festivals.

The LOOKING CHINA program will cover the key expenses of the trip, including roundtrip airfare and lodging, as well as a small per diem. Students should plan for an out of pocket expense of approximately $500 to cover their individual portion of miscellaneous expenses such as travel insurance and a China visa application fee. Students must also provide their own laptop with editing software and a video camera (DSLR and ILC cameras are acceptable).

For more information, please download the below program brochure, or visit the program website at




Selected students will be required to sign an agreement to participate in the program, and should be aware that there are penalties if students fail to complete their films by the end of the program. Students interested in applying should download and familiarize themselves with the program agreement:




To apply, please download the fillable entry form below and fill in the PDF on your computer. The entry deadline is 5pm, Friday, April 7, 2017.