TSFF ACADEMY: THE FESTIVAL FOR FILM STUDENTS FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Alpe Adria Cinema has been interested in the education of young people since its inception. One of its main goals has always been to introduce new generations to the world of cinema. Over the years, thanks to this custom and also thanks to a programming of events that consistently tries to be more transversal and of interest to different audiences, the number of students has grown steadily.

The TSFF ACADEMY was established in 2020.

The TSFF Academy in numbers:

  • 100 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 20 UNIVERSITIES AND FILM ACADEMIES INVOLVED
  • 7 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
  • 5 DAYS OF FESTIVALS
  • MASTERCLASSES, MEETINGS, TRAINING EVENTS
  • 4 NIGHTS of accommodation + ACCREDITATION OFFERED BY THE FESTIVAL

The TSFF Academy was created to give film students, from Central and Eastern Europe, the opportunity to have an educational experience in an international context such as the Trieste Film Festival. Students are selected from the most prestigious universities and film academies of the different countries involved, including Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2024, the TSFF Academy hosted 100 students during 5 days of the festival (January 23-27 2024) with a structured itinerary that included screenings, masterclasses, meetings with leading industry experts, and the festival’s selection committee: an intense and engaging program to fully experience / fully immerse themselves in one of Europe’s leading festival dedicated to Central and Eastern European cinema.¬†

This year also saw a new collaboration with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. As part of the activities of CAFFEX – Ca’ Foscari Film Festival Experience, a Third Mission initiative in the field of public engagement, promoted and supported in the 2023 programme by Ca’ Foscari University Venice – a call for proposal was opened to students interested in participating in one of the activities of the TSFF Academy: Possible Futures. The selected students took part as activators and cultural mediators in the morning Possible Futures: 5 thematic round tables on issues concerning the participatory construction of the future of cinema.

At the end of the Possible Futures activity, a Manifesto document was produced with the results of the different working tables. Download it HERE!

The film reviews produced by the students of the TSFF ACADEMY 2024 can be read HERE.

 

Cinema Academies and Universities involved in the TSFF Academy project:
Ca‚ÄôFoscari Venezia, IULM Milano, Universit√† degli Studi di Bologna, Universit√† degli Studi di Messina, Universit√† degli Studi di Padova, Universit√† degli Studi di Pisa, Universit√† degli Studi di Salerno, Universit√† dell’Insubria – Varese, Universit√† di Roma 3, Belgrade Film School – FDU, Scriptwriting Department of Film and TV Faculty VSMU Bratislava Slovakia, AGRFT: Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television Lubiana, University of Nova Gorica, University of Sarajevo, National Academy for Theater and Film Arts Krustyo Sarafov Bulgaria, Academy of Dramatic Art University of Zagreb, University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest

The TSFF Academy project is possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Pietro Pittini Foundation (www.fondazionepittini.it) and the CEI Central European Initiative (www.cei.int).

For more information email aac@alpeadriacinema.it

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