Summer School in “Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy” in Italy (Certificates & Scholarships Offered)

Conference Course Short Program in Art and Humanities , in Social Science
  • Italy, Italy
  • Apply Before : June 20, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 144774
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 30
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 10 days
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

About the program

The 16th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative mutually designed by the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) and Picture People. The training is meant for young professionals wishing to further their understanding of the relations between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, and explore how to use film or audiovisual as a tool to affect social change.

Theme: In 2021, the program is focusing on ‘delivering social change to children and youths’ in the wider framework of human rights safeguard and promotion”


Deadline: 20 June 2021 (5 pm CEST)

Mode of the program: blended format (online and in attendance sessions)

Country: Italy

Duration: 10 days (30th August to 8th September 2021)

Number of participants selected: 30


  • The program provides a safe, culturally enriching, and cooperative environment involving unique diversity and inclusivity, original and critical thinking, skills improvement, creativity demonstration.
  • Participants will also enjoy networking with professionals from the human rights area and professionals from the film industry at the 78thVenice international Film Festival.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program and the festival.

Eligibility criteria

Target participant:

  • The school invites applications from Graduates, the human rights experts, media, NGO, advocacy, and the third (voluntary) sector, and anyone who applies or is interested in using audio-visual media as a means for advocating social change for the Summer School.
  • In general, young professionals from various backgrounds and experiences can apply.
  • Applicants should have written and spoken fluency in English as the language of instruction of the courses is English.
  • Candidates must have a university degree (BA, MA or Ph.D.) and have pertinent experience (paid or voluntary work) in areas relating to children and human rights, education, digital media and communication to apply for the scholarship options.
  • For the scholarship, applicants from all over the world can apply.

Selection criteria

The organizers choose participants according to their motivation, practice and commitment to human rights, advocacy and media issues, professional or academic background as well as their background and professional experiences.

Also, it will observe gender and regional balance in order to establish a heterogeneous group.

How to apply for summer school?

Applicants are requested to apply online but filling the application form and providing the necessary documents. If you want to receive a place in the school, please apply as soon as possible since the number of places is limited.

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Application materials

  • CV
  • Degree diploma/graduation certificate
  • Motivation statement
  • Proof of fee payment (international bank transfer)

Note: include a non-certified transition of the documents in case they are not in English, French, Spanish or Italian.

Program fees

The enrolment fee for the program is € 1850 that includes:

  • Tuition fee
  • Lunches and coffee breaks on class days
  • Welcoming aperitif
  • Cinema Accreditation for the entire duration of the Venice International Film Festival
  • Reading material and access to the online learning platform
  • Certificate at the end of the program


To support children’s rights professionals’ participation, the campus offers about ten tuition waivers and 4 scholarships (up to 14 scholarships) to professionals and students whose field of expertise or research centers on children’s rights and are leaders in their communities to promote children’s rights.

Note: you will receive a reply within three days after submitting applications if you meet the conditions. So, please contact if you receive no reply to your application within 3 working days from sending.

For more information about the summer school, please head to the source link.


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