The first edition of the CinemAbruzzo Campus, the first green artistic residency for 14 young filmmakers sensitive to social and environmental issues, kicks off.
The selection process is open to all filmmakers, from all over the world, aged between 18 and 35, and free for all film school students.
The project, which will be inaugurated in September 2022, envisages a rich and articulated didactic programme to provide participants with the technical tools and best practices to analyse and explore the latest green protocols, through a path that is not only theoretical but production-oriented. The project obtained funding under the “special projects” of the Ministry of Culture’s General Directorate for Cinema and Audiovisual, together with a contribution from the Fondazione Carispaq in L’Aquila, being considered one of the best film training projects in Italy.
The training course includes two months of theoretical training on Green Producing and Carbon Neutrality, following the latest European protocols, as well as practical lessons on environmental issues, meetings with experts in the field and thematic in-depth studies, starting from the pre-production phase and ending with the development of audience strategy. All the selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to put into practice all the know-how acquired during a 21-day artistic residency, supported by tutors and technical crew, to develop and produce an audiovisual project per pair, which will subsequently be distributed and screened at local, national and international festivals.
Italy’s green region, with its protected parks and over 40% of its territory in nature reserves, will host the artistic residency. The selected filmmakers will stay in Forme di Massa d’Albe in Abruzzo, a municipality nestled between the Alba Fucens Archaeological Area and the Sirente Velino Regional Nature Reserve.
The Campus includes:
– Filmmaker selection
– Online lessons
– Artistic Residence of 21 days in the province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo
– Production of 7 short films
– Festival distribution