VGIK Summer School for International Filmmakers 2017 – Russia

Russian State University of Cinematography  named after S. A. Gerasimov  is calling international students to take part in the 9th VGIK International Summer School. If you are a student of Film Direction, Cinematography, Animation & Multimedia, or Computer Graphics Department, you are welcome to the VGIK International Summer School! 

Application Deadline: 10th May 2017

Eligible Countries: International

About the Award: The program of the VGIK International Summer School consists of two sections:

Documentary section takes place in the City of Saransk (Republic of Mordovia), an old Russian city, well-known for its history, architecture, sceneries, and its cultural heritage.

Animation section will be held at VGIK Animation & Multimedia Department film studios in Moscow.

At the 9th VGIK International Summer School you get engaged in various shooting-oriented workshops, tutorials, and trainings carried out by widely recognized European and Russian filmmakers.

 

Type: Short courses

Eligibility: 

  • the participants-to-be are to send a trailer of a film, they have been working on during their studies at a film school, academy, or university or links to your works
  • the submitted trailer is to be approved by the pre-selection committee and the Art director of the school
  • once your candidacy has been shortlisted, the VGIK International Summer School covers all your accommodation & meal expenses, transportation and production costs as well as provides all necessary shooting equipment for the duration period
  • participants have an opportunity to meet renowned European and Russian filmmakers and acquire practical knowledge
  • the International Summer School arranges a tour around the city (in English) for its participants
  • the participants of the school are given a chance to hold the copyrights on the shoot-to-be video
  • the working language of the school is English

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The VGIK International Summer School covers all your accommodation & meal expenses, transportation and production costs as well as provides all necessary shooting equipment for the duration period.

The VGIK International Summer School will not be held responsible for covering your travel expenses: air tickets, Russian visa, and medical insurance. The Russian visa may be issued only by the Russian Сonsulate of your country. Please, take this information into consideration prior applying and check the official website of the appropriate Russian Consulate.

Duration of Scholarship: July 03-21, 2017

  • Location: The City of Saransk (Documentary)
  • Moscow (Animation) – July 10-21, 2017

How to Apply: Please, provide as follows: completed application form

  • one photograph
  • letter of recommendation from a school or master
  • trailer of a film shot in the course of your studies at a film school, academy, or university (subtitled in English), or a link to the video
  • synopsis or your vision of your future documentary or animation films to be shot  at the VGIK International Summer School must correspond with the school slogan.

Once your trailer is selected, you should comply with the School’s Rules and Regulations

To send your submissions or get any further information about the 9th VGIK International Summer School, please, contact us foreign@vgik.info with the subject line “VGIK International Summer School”.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: VGIK

Important Notes: the VGIK International Summer School will not be held responsible for covering your travel expenses: air tickets, Russian visa, and medical insurance. The Russian visa may be issued only by the Russian Сonsulate of your country. Please, take this information into consideration prior applying and check the official website of the appropriate Russian Consulate.

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