Register for the "International summer program in cinema"
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.
SIGNIS World Congress 2017 - Registration EXTENDED
Brussels, May, 16th, 2017 (SIGNIS). In one month, the SIGNIS World Congress 2017 will open in Laval University, Québec City, Canada. Due to the numerous questions we received after the closing of registration, we decided to EXTEND the deadline, untill May 26. To register, click here. Registration closed We use this occasion to share with you some information on a few speakers that make us the honour to join us! During the congress, SIGNIS has the joy of welcoming public figures committed to promoting a culture of hope, media innovation and spirituality, such as Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz, Secretary of the Secretariat for Communication of the Vatican; Jaime Carill Rojas, President of the interreligious educational network for Peace; Sr. Rose Pacatte, Founding director of Pauline Center for Media Studies; Guy Marchessault, PhD, specialist in Ethics in Communication or John Zokovitch, Senior Communications officer, Pax Christi International. Many activities will be organized during the 3 day-event: Plenary sessions on Hope, peacebuilding and communication; A special event on the new direction of the Vatican communication; Workshop sessions to debate in discuss in smaller groups; Screenings of films and TV programmes; Shared sessions with the participants of the annual Catholic Media Conference. More information on the programme and the speakers will be given soon. Stay tune!
SIGNIS Europe Assembly
SIGNIS Workshop: “Communications Lab - Youth for a Culture of Peace”
Brussels, July 27th, 2016 (SIGNIS). SIGNIS, in collaboration with SIGNIS Africa and DBYES will host a new workshop in Kenya. The workshop is entitled: “Communications Lab - Youth for a Culture of Peace” and will take place from October 17 – 28 2016.
TV & Journalism Seminar
We are happy to announce that the registrations for the SIGNIS TV Seminar 2016 in Taipei are now open. The seminar will take place at Chinatrust Executive House Hotel on 9th-12th September 2016. This year, we will have the pleasure to be joined by the SIG The main local partner will be Kuangchi Program Service, and Father Jerry Martinson, SJ. The theme of the seminar is "Imaging the Church in Media: Television and Journalism". Along with the panel and the keynote address, our sharing this year will take the form of “Case studies,” a slight variation on our traditional Show & Tell. Also, we will receive speakers from 3 local TV Stations: Kuangchi Program Service (Catholic), a Buddhist station, and a Christian (Protestant) one. You can see the draft programme here. The registration to the SIGNIS TV/Journalism Seminar 2016includes: accommodation in the Chinatrust Executive House Hotel (3 nights), meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners), and participation in meetings and conferences. This year, we also offer an optional sightseeing excursion of the city of Taipei, after the close of the Seminar, on the afternoon of September 12th. This includes a 1/2 day trip toCKS Memorial Park, 101, KPS Studio, NPM and Fishermen Wharf at Tamsui. The price of this excursion includes one more night at the hotel and one more dinner. Registration does NOT include: plane tickets, visa costs (see below), transport from and to the airport. You will, however, be welcomed at the airport upon arrival, and given an option of limousine or taxi. We will try to form groups so that transportation from airport to hotel will be only about US$50 per person. The deadline for registration is June 15th, 2016. Registration prices are: Registration fee for SIGNIS MEMBERS: 430€ Registration fee for NON MEMBERS: 450 € Registration fee + optional excursion for SIGNIS MEMBERS: 530€ Registration fee + optional excursion for NON MEMBERS: 550€ Please register using our online registration form. Upon receiving your registration, we will send you a link to the payment form. Your registration will be confirmed only after receiving your payment. Please note that some people might need a Taiwanese visa. Please check this website to learn about the visa application. If you need an official invitation letter from us, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Scan of your passport page with the photo; Your working or home address and contact data (telephone and e-mail). And dates of arrival and departure. We hope to see you in Taipei! For more info, please visit the catholictv.tv website.