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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).

Dates: Juniors Session: August 27 – September 2, 2018; Executives Session: 27 August - 1 September 2018.
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, partner of the training. It 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 simultaneously translated into four European languages.

The training is divided into two sessions: Juniors (at least one year experience in art house cinema exhibition) and Executives (at least 5 years experience in cinema exhibition ans/or audiovisual sector).Art Cinema = Action + Management is the only international training offer made specifically for art house cinemaexhibitors and professionals in Europe and worldwide.The training is also supported by by the FFA, the Federal German Film Board; by the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie and several other public and private bodies mostly coming from the film industry. Since 2004 Art Cinema = Action + Management trained around 700 professionals of art house cinema exhibition coming mostly from Europe and all over the world.

The aims are to:

  • 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.
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.
Last updated on : 13.07.18