Summer School Venice International University
The second edition of Summer School Films in Venice and Filming Venice, an initiative of Venice International University, in partnership with its member universities Ca’ Foscari, Iuav, Tel Aviv, Waseda and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität was organized to coincide with the 76th International Venice Film Festival (August 26-September 4, 2019) and evolved 13 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.
Scientific Coordinators and Faculty
Luca Pes, Venice International University
Nitzan Ben Shaul, Tel Aviv University
Morita Nori, Waseda University
Maria Roberta Novielli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Vettese Angela, Iuav
Thomas Reinhardt, Ludwig-Maximilian- Universität
Giovanni Robbiano, screenwriter and director, screenwriting mentor at FAMU, where he was Head of Department
Eran Shapira, Professor in TV directing, script writing, cinematography and editing, Tel Aviv University; professional producer and director of TV commercials, participatory documentary video projects, infomercials.
Dubi Rubinstein, head of the Tel Aviv University Graduate Program in Film and Television, coordinator of the production and directing track, senior professor; professional producer, script editor and advisor.
Luca Pili, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Stefania Cantele, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Caterina Rigoni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Ciro De Palma, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Alessandro Leombruni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Kleiner Moselle (Courtauld Institute of Art), Pisani Monique Helene (John Fitzgerald Kennedy University, California, USA), Herzner Ann-Sophie (Ludwig-Maximilian-University), Plach Milena (Ludwig-Maximilian-University), Wolf Ori Arthur (Tel Aviv University), Markfield Inbar (Tel Aviv University), Meisser Nora (Tel Aviv University), Diab Umayma (Tel-Aviv University), Li Ang (Waseda University), Yue Xiaoyang (Waseda University), Wang Yanhe (Waseda University), Sakamoto Azumi (Waseda University), Huang Ching-Ying (Waseda University)
Photo Trip (Ori Wolf, Monique Pisani, Azumi Sakamoto, Inbar Markfield)
Incontro (Ching-Ying Huang, Umayma Diab, Sophie Herzner, Xiaoyang Yue)
The Bite (Milena Plach, Nora Meisser, Ang Li, Moselle Kleiner, Yanhe Wang)
Some comments from the students
My evaluation is first of all high since I have learned a lot (starting from zero) and met good people, enjoyed working in my team a lot and appreciate the opportunity to visit the Venice Film festival very much. The summer school is an ambitious and great course and I value that it brings together students and lecturers from at least four different contexts, it is well organized and one can feel that the people who work at VIU care about the students and the course.
I really enjoyed this program and those ten days living on campus, exploring Venice and film
festival and growing bondings with my classmates, roommates and teammates. And it was also
a great chance to make another short film, which was the best experience of teamwork ever in