Action!: Galway and Rome Launch An Inter-city Student Exchange For Tomorrow’s Filmmakers
Galway and Rome, UNESCO Creative Cities of Film, are developing a new inter-city partnership project to share knowledge and expertise amongst the students in Film and Documentary. Galway and Rome UCCN Offices were facilitating a new international student exchange programme between the Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
On 10 April, students from the GMIT BA (Hons) in Film and Documentary course traveled to Rome for five days. They attended lectures and met with their Italian counterparts with a focus on the exchange of knowledge in regard to Editing and Production Design. The interaction was an excellent opportunity for students to share their practices and learn from each other’s methods of working. It was also a chance for the students to network with their European counterparts and to build future working relationships.
Declan Gibbons, Director of Galway City of Film said, “I am delighted that this exchange took place. The film school in Rome is the oldest one in the world and easily still one of the best, if not the best. This is exactly what Galway City of Film is all about – building networks and creating new opportunities and partnerships.”
Galway City of Film and GMIT are looking forward to welcoming students from Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia to Galway later in 2017. On the return visit, the Italian students will attend workshops and seminars, as well as visiting key Film & TV locations in Galway including Ros na Rún and Studio Telegael.