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SIGNIS World Congress 2017 - Registration is open!

SIGNIS World Congress 2017 - Registration is open!

19/06/2017 08:00

The Congress will start on 19th June 2017 and end on 22nd June 2017, with the Assembly of Delegates. You can also attend the Catholic Media Conference (CMC), held right after our Congress (until the 24th).   You have two options for accommodation: in Laval University, where the Congress will be held; and at Universel Hotel, located 1 km away from the University (See Google Map).   SWC2017 packages (Accommodation included) SWC2017         SWC2017 + Assembly of Delegates   SWC2017 + Catholic Media Conference   Visitors pass (No accommodation) SWC2017 – 3-day pass   SWC2017 – 1-day pass   Before you register, please read the following information carefully: Registration includes: The number of nights chosen Breakfast, lunches and dinners Access to the closing banquet of the SWC2017 on 21st June Access to all the workshops, conferences and keynote speeches Transportation between the hotel and the University Congress bag (documents and kit)   Registration does not include Travel expenses Transportation to and from the airport Visa expenses Excursions: if you want to do an excursion and extand your stay, please contact us in order to book additional nights. Health Insurance   If you decide to stay at Laval University (economy option): You can chose between a single room or a double room (if you share your room with someone, please give us the person’s name. Your registration will only be accepted if we have confirmation of the other person sharing the room) Common showers and bathrooms are outside of the room.   If you decide to stay at Universel Hotel: You can stay in a room for 1 or 2 persons (all rooms have 2 double beds, so it is possible for 4 persons to share one room. If you are interested in that option, please contact us. Please note this means you will have to share your room and your bed.) Bathroom and showers are inside the room.   If you register before 30th March 2017, there is a 5% discount!   Register
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Register for the "International summer program in cinema"

03/07/2017 11:54

Rome. International students and communication professionals are given the chance to attend a program aimed at combining one of the most important pages of global and Italian cinema history with the dynamics governing the modern film industry and the audiovisual market. The program is open to all students, graduates and professionals with a special interest in the film industry. This Summer school will be held in Rome, Vatican City and Florence from July 3rd to July 14th. The Course will be leaded by Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See, Full Professor of Communication at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Lecturer at LUISS University. The program consists of technical lessons and experiential learning concerning the audiovisual industry, workshops on the history of cinema and censorship as well as guided tours of renowned cultural sites such as the Vatican Film Library.  The program will take place in some of the most exclusive institutional locations in Rome (UNESCO City of Film since 2015), of Vatican City and Florence. Traditional lectures will be accompanied by masterclasses and guided tours of unique filming and cultural locations.  The program includes both lectures and workshops on Italian cinema history, specifically concerning the fifties to the late sixties, which was dominated by a relaunch of the Italian cultural industry and by the Hollywood on the Tiber phenomenon, with major American film productions set in the Italian capital city. Moreover, thanks to the extraordinary contribution by the Vatican Film Library and Secretariat for the Communication of the Holy See, a specific focus on cinema and religion will be offered. Major film production with religious characteristics will be analyzed, alongside the market dynamics and the movie theater circuit, in the renewal environment promoted by the Ecumenical Council of Vatican II.  The summer program will also examine the international film and audiovisual industry, thanks to lectures delivered by experts, masterclasses, and round tables on production (movies, TV series, web series), cinema funding, marketing, regional film commissions and distribution. For more info, visit this website.
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