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Art Cinema = Action + Management

Art Cinema = Action + Management is a residential training course for art house cinema exhibitors and professionals (cinema managers, oprators and programmers). 
It takes place on the campus island of San Servolo in Venice, Italy. The training course takes place at the same time as the Mostra del Cinema (Venice International Film Festival) and Venice Film Market, which is a partner of the training course.

The course brings together about 30 trainers, 1 festival and 50 participants coming from around 25 countries, mostly from Europe, for a 6 to 8 day programme of lectures, case studies, workshops, screenings and debates on art house cinema management and innovation in the sector.

The training is divided into two sessions: Juniors (at least one year's experience in art house cinema exhibition) and Executives (at least 5 years experience in cinema exhibition ans/or the audiovisual sector).

  • Communicate to the new generation of art house managers the specific knowledge (methods, tools, ideas and contacts) they need for programming, event organisation and management of an art house cinema.
  • Offer exhibitors a space where they can reflect on their practices, share their experiences and discover new opportunities in their industry.
  • Provide insight into the know-how and the challenges of the sector.
  • Benefit from the skills of around a hundred top-notch cinema professionals and trainers.
  • Create a network of contacts and exchange experiences with one’s peers.
  • Develop short and long-term projects.
Learning outcomes- Increased knowledge of the main stakes and current challenges in the art film industry and themes such as marketing, audience development, sustainability, business planning
- Essential managerial skills
- Innovative professional practices
- Establishing a greater network
Target groupExhibitors, Festival managers, Distributors & sales agents
Requirements Minimum one year experience for Juniors session and five years for Seniors session.
Without project
Junior | Intermediate | Senior
1,450/950 (1,450: Junior Session, 950: Executive Session. Inc. accreditation for Venice Film Festival.)
Scholarships available.
Local transport in Venice included. Transport to/from Venice not included.
Included Single room on San Servolo Island. Rebate available of EUR 25 per day for room sharing option.
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