Attend the world’s most famous classic film festival event, Cinema Ritrovato, while immersing yourself in all aspects of film. This 8-day festival features silent and classic films, many newly restored, from throughout the world. The festival will feature a number of world famous filmmakers and film scholars. At the conclusion of the festival, students will choose to focus on either film production or film studies, though all students will participate in a course on Italian Neo Realism and its cinematic legacy. Those focusing on film production will work with the "Complete Your Fiction" production group where you will be mentored by professional Italian directors, cinematographers, production designers, and sound recording specialists in the creation of a short fiction film. Those focusing on film studies will have full access to the Bologna Cineteca library and archives for their research. The program features a tour of the Cineteca's Restoration Lab. This program is open to all upper division undergraduate and graduate students. Basic knowledge of Italian is recommended though not required.
Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip transatlantic flight to Bologna. Transportation for program-related field trips are arranged by SU Abroad and are included in the program fee.
Students are housed in shared rooms in a student residence in Bologna for the duration of the program. Private bathroom, wireless internet, breakfast and dinner are included.
Please note that while we encourage students to pursue flight arrangements, we would not encourage you to purchase your airline tickets before confirming that the program will be offered in 2013. Please request written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.
Topics in Film Production and Restoration
(FIL 400/600, 3 credits undergraduate or graduate)
Italian Cinema and Culture Since WWII
(LIT 275/690, 3 credits undergraduate or graduate)
In order to apply to this program, please complete the online application: https://apply.embark.com/syracuse/SUAbroad/13/
This program is based on a total filmmaker/film studies approach in which students are engaged in the study of Italian film history and the production of a film with the "Complete Your Fiction" production group http://www.completeyourfiction.com/. Famed Italian director/producer, Gian Vittorio Baldi will be a special guest artist and lecturer. Professor Baldi is a legend in Italian Cinema, producer of landmark films such as Pasolini’s "Pigpen", and director of "Fuoco" and "Il Temporale". Baldi is the founder of the "Italian Film Studies and Production in Bologna" program.
Owen Shapiro is the Shaffer Professor of Film in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He has made over 30 films that cross the boundaries between fiction, documentary and experimental production, and has published numerous articles. Shapiro is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Syracuse International Film Festival.
|Program begins:||June 9, 2013|
|Program ends:||July 13, 2013|
|Application deadline:||February 20*|
* Applications received after February 20 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
|UNDERGRADUATE (6 credits)|
|Tuition||$6,222 (estimated rate)|
|GRADUATE (6 credits)|
|Tuition||$7,764 (estimated rate)|
Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.
Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:
Air travel: $1,200
Books & Supplies: $100
These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.