Venice Intensive

Dates: August 25–September 7, 2014

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Picture yourself at the Venice International Film Festival

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    • Network with industry professionals
    • Meet like-minded peers
    • Learn about the business of film

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    • Accreditation: View all of the films in the official selection.
    • Roundtable and panel discussions provide a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals and participate in Q&A sessions.

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    Be inspired

    The Venice Film Festival is the world’s oldest ongoing Festival (founded in 1932) and is part of the Venice Biennale, a celebration of contemporary art, music, dance and architecture.

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    Roundtable discussion with Tilda Swinton, in partnership with SAGIndie
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    Roundtable discussion with Patricia Clarkson, in partnership with SAGIndie
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    Students pose for a group shot in Venice
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    Venice, Italy
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    Venice, Italy
A great opportunity to meet like-minded students, have access to great panels, and see the independent film business up close and personal.
— Scott Shooman, Cannes 1999, Executive Vice President, CBS Films

Registration Process

Application Requirements:

Applications are considered complete when all of the following items have been uploaded to the The American Pavilion site (Items 1,2 & 3), and  received at The American Pavilion mailing address  (Items 4,5,6 & 7) and a $50 non-refundable application fee has been paid.

1. Application form

2. Essay questions

3. One standard passport sized headshot photo for accreditation in digital .jpg format. Minimum dimensions: 100×140 pixels, maximum file size: 1 mb. File must be titled as applicant’s full name (ie: doe_john.jpg).

4. Copy of college or business school transcript

5. Current resume

6. Letter of recommendation from professor.  Letter must be signed and on letterhead.

7. Letter of recommendation from current or former employer.  Letter must be signed and on letterhead.

Completed applications are reviewed by The American Pavilion Selection Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet all of the requirements for admission will be contacted for a telephone interview and notified of a decision on a first come, first served basis.

All completed applications received by December 6, 2013 will be considered Early Decision. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.

Payment may  be made on-line with major credit cards or by check or money order, made payable to The American Pavilion. Payments by check and application items 4-7 can be mailed to:

Venice IntensiveProgram Selection Committee
The American Pavilion
9336 West Washington Boulevard
Building C, Suite 106

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Conditions of Acceptance:

If accepted into the program, applicant has four business days to confirm participation in the program. Failure to confirm acceptance may result in losing your place in the program.

If accepted Early Decision,  a non-refundable payment of  $1995 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place in the program.  An additional payment of $1000 is due 30 days later.

If accepted General Admission, a non refundable payment of $2995.00 is due within 30 days of acceptance.

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions may result in forfeiting your place in the program.

Important Dates:

Early Application deadline: February 10, 2014
General application deadline: June 26, 2014 (postmark date)

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted to the Program, students are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Italy.

Program Fee: $2995, includes:

  • 13 nights of shared accommodation with three to four other participants in a Venetian-style private apartment
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official 2013 Venice International Film Festival Cinema accreditation allowing access to view all the films of the official selection
  • Orientation to Venice and the Lido
  • Workshops and panels with film industry professionals
  • Roundtable discussions with industry professionals
  • Educational program and special events available only to program participants
  • End-of-program party

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