International Summer Film Academy 2012

Deadline: 1 July 2012
Open to: Students and teachers who want to gain hands-on professional film and media training
Venue: Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 19 – 24, 2012


Those of you who want to have lots of fun, improve your team-working skills, your spoken English, make meaningful short films and learn professional media production and communication techniques, should definitely consider participating in Summer Film Academy.
You will learn advanced filmmaking skills, meet new friends, create unique and meaningful mixed media film clips connected to environmental sustainability, diversity, tolerance, gender inequality and Fairtrade using the latest in  ‘filmlook’ cameras and Apple Macs.

During the week, you will work on performance and communication skills, directing, camera and sound techniques, media project design and management and play exciting outdoor games.

To watch last year’s videos produced by students and teachers during the International Summer Film Academy, please visit their Facebook page here.

About the trainers

Stuart Jolley worked in the British TV industry as a location sound mixer for various international television programmes and short films. He now volunteers as media consultant & trainer for I.F.O.R Austria’s Global Education English Project Weeks and works together with Gregory on various international filmmaking projects.
Gregory Kennedy-Salemi studied computer science and international relations in Chicago, while working as a computer systems manager at MTI Technology. Gregory represented his university at the United Nations in Geneva after which he began his tenure as a volunteer global education coordinator, trainer and mixed media specialist for I.F.O.R Austria. During this time, Gregory was invited to speak at the United Nations on the importance of Global Education. He also produces and directs, together with Stuart, a diverse array of feature animated documentary films.
To date Gregory & Stuart have worked with over 5,000 youth, trainers and educators on numerous Global Education, Training and Media Literacy projects.

You can check Stuart’s and Gregory’s work here.


The International Summer Film Academy has been designed especially for students and teachers who want to gain hands-on professional film and media training.


the training will be held in Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria in the following dates:

Week 1: 19-24 August, 2012
Week 2: 26-31 August

EUR 239 for full payment. The fee includes tuition, meals (breakfast,
lunch, dinner) and accommodation in a shared room. Travel and/or visa
costs fall within the responsibility of the participants.


In order to reserve a place email and you will receive an application form in return. There will be instructions on how to pay your deposit of 100 EUR via Online Bank Transfer. Deposit payable immediately upon registration. Maximum 26 participants, therefore spaces are limited!
Deposit is 50% refundable upon cancellation by 15/06/2012. Cancellation beyond 15/06/2012 not eligible for refund. Full amount due by 1st July 2012.

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