Artistic Director Daniele Segre
The Abruzzi CSC campus was established in L’Aquila in 2011 thanks to an agreement between the Abruzzo Region, the Province, the City Council and the Ministry of Cultural and Touristic Affairs.
The three-year educational offer is destined to the future film makers who want to acquire highly specialised technical, artistic and professional skills in the field of audio-visual communication and, more specifically, in reportage movies. The training program focuses on the study and realisation of reportages through various languages: from writing to radio, from photography to video and web.
According to the tradition of the National Film School, teaching relies on practical workshops. Throughout the three-year program, students carry out practical exercises on the basis of what they’ve learned during lessons, and the process ends with the graduation film.
Lessons provide students with technical-practical skills to work on the creation of the film reportage and the audiovisual product.
Direction, writing, history of cinema, photography, shooting techniques, interviewing techniques, editing, sound, radio are the main subjects of the course. Conceiving an audiovisual project, setting up the search, elaborating the line up and, drawing up a working plan, visual and sound shooting, writing texts, editing are the activities that will contribute to devlop a professional profile.
From the first and second year works till the graduation film, workshops play a central role in students’ training. A film, an audio-documentary, a photographic and written reportage will be graduate students first portfolio.
School offers appropriate equipment and technologies for students’ exercises: audio and video recording tools, professional lighting, editing and post production studios, recording booth.
Students films have been mentioned and appreciated both in national and international festivals.
CSC promotes photographic and video competitions, photographic exhibitions, film reviews, public meetings on cinema and collaborates with local and national cultural events.
During the last five years the following professors have held classes: Daria Corrias (radio broadcasting), Paolo Ferrari (cinematography), Edgar Iacolenna (sound), Emiliano Mancuso (photography), Antonio Manca (writing), Tullio Masoni (Reality Cinema history), Stephen Natanson (directing), Luca Benedetti (editing), Massimo Raffaeli (cinema and literature), Giorgio Zanchini (journalism).
born in Alessandria in 1952, is a reality cinema author, fiction movies and theatre shows. He began his career as a photographer in Turin in the Seventies; his first films focus on troubled young people. His works have often been nominated at the Venice Film Festival and other international and national events, and he has received several awards, such as the Giuliani De Negri Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Tulip at the International Istanbul Film Festival, the CICAE at the Annecy Italian MoviesFestival, the Filmmakers Award and the NICE Award in New York. In 1981 he establishes I Cammelli, a film production company, and in 1989 the Scuola Video di Documentazione Sociale (active till 1997). Since 1996 he has been teaching film directing at the CSC Rome. In November 2012 he was awarded with a gold medal by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano; in November 2012 he received the Maria Adreiana Prolo Career Award. In June 2015 the CSC confers him a honorary degree for topical historical report. Since 2014 he’s the artistic director of the audio-visual reportage.