SMART co-Lab Bologna – Call for Entries

Mar 20, 2017 | Opportunities

SMART co-Lab With International Film Academy in Italy

ACM is offering a new SMART co-Lab this year though the International Film Academy (IFA) in Bologna, Italy. The program, which takes place from June 24 – July 15, brings together advanced undergraduate and graduate students from top film programs around the world to study with master filmmakers, immerse themselves in new technologies, and participate in a top European film festival.

The IFA workshop aims to develop the students poetic and authorial identity, helps to form a future generation of film authors and provide lifelong networking with fellow students from throughout the world. Past IFA Master Teachers were: Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy), Abbas Kiarostami, (Iran), Diao Yi Nan (China), Rob Nilsson (USA), Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland), Danis Tanovic (Bosnia- Erzegovina) and Claudia Llosa (Peru).

The IFA 2017 schedule entails:

• 8 days participation at 31st Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival / Cineteca di Bologna, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world specializing in restored and classic cinema: IFA considers it essential to combine the knowledge of the cinema of the past with the experiences of the present to help create the future of the moving image.
• 2 days of seminars on new technologies, financing and distribution (with experts in Virtual Reality)
• 12 days of workshops in directing led by renowned Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr

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



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.