The third edition of the VIU Summer School on Films in Venice and Filming Venice, an initiative of Venice International University, in partnership with its member universities Ca’ Foscari, Iuav, Tel Aviv, Waseda, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, and Exeter University was organized (online July 30 – August 9, 2021, and in person August 30 – September 8, 2021) to overlap with the 78th International Venice Film Festival and involved 20 students from all over the world.
The aim of the School is to combine film theory and practice, applying them to representations of Venice, through a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach, reflected both in the composition of the faculty and the student body.
Pietro Agnoletto, Milano Bicocca / VIU Alumni, Maria Ballico, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Christan Barnard, Stellenbosch University, Manon Cools, KU Leuven, Charline Lara Coquoz, University of Lausanne, Ruby Amber Dorney, University of Lincoln, Christian Fuechsl, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Felix Keilhack, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Irene Losi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Andrea Mazzoleni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Viktoria Molnar, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Anushri Pandey, KU Leuven, Beatrice Peghin, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Noemi Petrasso, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Baiba Pruse, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Loïc Schalbetter, University of Lausanne, Yael Shmuelov, Tel Aviv University, Yan Guan Rosanna Suter, University of Lausanne, Lili Viràg Szuhay-Murciano, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Polona Zabret, University of Ljubljana
Elementi Minimi (Pietro Agnoletto, Noemi Petrasso, Baiba Pruse, Yan Guan Rosanna Suter)
The documentary explores the world of culture, nature and gastronomy through one chef’s eyes across the marshlands of the Venetian Lagoon.
Il Lilo (Beatrice Peghin, Manon Cools, Ruby Amber Dorney, Lili Viràg Szuhay-Murciano)
Do coincidences exist? Or is it all written in the stars? On a rainy day in Venice, sparks fly when solo tourist Jacqueline meets the vibrant Emma. After bonding over astrology and Jane Austen, they impulsively decide to spend the day together, everything seems to fall into place. Long live spontaneity!
Links (Viktoria Molnar, Charline Lara Coquoz, Polona Zabret, Fran Apprich, Christian Fuechsl, Irene Losi, Christan Barnard)
Humans are complicated creatures. We have our personal and at the same time collective thoughts, feelings, desires, and questions about ourselves and the others; we reflect on the connections that stem from this mutual interactions. Some answers exist and may be discovered in the Venetian gems– are these the many the bridges? Relationships and bridges connect people, and places. They are our LINKS
Nostalgia (Andrea Mazzoleni, Maria Ballico, Felix Keilhack, Yael Shmuelov, Loïc Schalbetter)
Alone, uncertain and wounded, an artist desperately tries to give shape to what she feels, but anger makes her destroy her work. What will happen to her next painting?