Board of Directors

Owen Shapiro

Gian Vittorio Baldi

Marija Krunic

IFA President

IFA Founder, Director and Producer

IFA Executive Director

Gian Vittorio Baldi

IFA Founder, Director and Producer

Owen Shapiro

IFA President

Marija Krunic

IFA Executive Director

COUNSELORS

TEAM

Donald ZirpolaLoyola Marymount University, California, USA Roberto GrandiPresident of Bologna Museums Institution, Italy Gian Luca BeccariVideo Artist, Italy Pavel JechChapman University, California Steven Wook HeoYoung In University Seoul, South Korea Giovanni RobbianoScreenwriter and Producer, Italy Dr Tanja Sakota-KokotThe Wits School of Arts, South Africa Dr. Ulrich SchmidtHamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Silvana MediciExternal Relations Manager, Argentina Francesca ScarinciOrganization & Logistic Christine FawcettFundraiser USA Rosalba SaccoPhotographer, Filmmaker, Graphic Designer

IFA STORY

The International Filmmaking Academy brings together the future generation of filmmakers with the knowledge and experience of the world’s most important film authors, such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Abbas Kiarostami, Béla Tarr and Jane Campion, to mention a few of the IFA previous Master Teachers.The IFA aims to help the young filmmakers in finding their own poetic voice and promotes the talent of each filmmaker in an environment of freedom and respect for individual cultures, with the goal of assisting in the formation of a new generation of film auteurs. IFA supports the opportunities for lifelong networking with fellow filmmakers from throughout the world. The International Filmmaking Academy was founded in Bologna in 2012 by the Italian film director and producer Gian Vittorio Baldi (among others he produced movies by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Robert Bresson, Glauber Rocha, Jean-Marie Straub, Jean-Luc Godard). Baldi founded IFA together with the directors of the 20 most prestigious film schools in the world. The headquarters of IFA is in Bologna, the city that hosts the oldest university in the western world founded in 1088.IFA collaborates with CILECT, the international association of 180 film schools from 71 countries. The member schools are dedicated to a philosophy that recognizes humanity’s interconnectivity and believes in the need for constant practical support for creativity, diversity, intercultural thinking and sustainable development as fundamental prerequisites for our human existence.IFA is also a partner of ZUMEFF, Abu Dhabi - Zayed University Middle East Film Festival, which collaborate with 40 film schools and select young directors from 20 Middle Eastern countries.An important part of the IFA is to involve talents in the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival / Cineteca di Bologna, one of the most prestigious in the world specialized in restored and classic cinema.

IFA considers essential to combine the knowledge of the cinema of the pastwith the experiences of the present to help create the future of the moving image.

IFA FOUNDING MEMBERS

IFA SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS

Brazil, Sao Paulo Film School ECA Belgium, Brussel, RITS  Film School Canada, Montréal, Concordia University China, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Czech Republic, Prague, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts France, Paris, ENS Louis-Lumière Film School Ireland, Huston School of Film & Digital Media Israel, Tel Aviv University Portugal, Lisbon Theatre and Film School Russia, Moscow Film School South Korea, Seoul, Yong In University Sweden, Valand Film Academy, University of Gothenburg United Kingdom - London Film Academy USA - Syracuse University

Australia, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Bulgaria, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), Sofia China, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Czech Republic, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts FAMU Prague Finland, Aalto University, ELO Film School Helsinki Germany, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, HAW India, Annapurna International School of Film + Media, Hyderabad Israel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem Italy, Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti, NABA, Milano South Africa, Wits Film and Television / Wits University Johannesburg South Korea, Yong in University, Seoul Turkey, Ankara University, Radio, TV and Cinema Kadir Has University, Istanbul UAE, Zayed University, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Dubai United Kingdom, University of Gloucestershire United Kingdom, University of Arts, London USA, Chapman University, California USA, Syracuse University USA, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

COUNSELORS

Donald ZirpolaLoyola Marymount University, California, USA Roberto GrandiPresident of Bologna Museums Institution, Italy Gian Luca BeccariVideo Artist, Italy Pavel JechChapman University, California Steven Wook HeoYoung In University Seoul, South Korea Giovanni RobbianoScreenwriter and Producer, Italy Dr Tanja Sakota-KokotThe Wits School of Arts, South Africa Dr. Ulrich SchmidtHamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

TEAM

Silvana MediciExternal Relations Manager, Argentina Francesca ScarinciOrganization & Logistic Samina SeyedDevelopment Associate Christine FawcettFundraiser USA Rosalba SaccoPhotographer, Filmmaker, Graphic Designer Marco BologniniVideo/Postproduction & DoP

IFA STORY

The International Filmmaking Academy brings together the future generation of filmmakers with the knowledge and experience of the world’s most important film authors, such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Abbas Kiarostami, Béla Tarr and Jane Campion, to mention a few of the IFA previous Master Teachers.The IFA aims to help the young filmmakers in finding their own poetic voice and promotes the talent of each filmmaker in an environment of freedom and respect for individual cultures, with the goal of assisting in the formation of a new generation of film auteurs. IFA supports the opportunities for lifelong networking with fellow filmmakers from throughout the world.The International Filmmaking Academy was founded in Bologna in 2012 by the Italian film director and producer Gian Vittorio Baldi (among others he produced movies by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Robert Bresson, Glauber Rocha, Jean-Marie Straub, Jean-Luc Godard). Baldi founded IFA together with the directors of the 20 most prestigious film schools in the world. The headquarters of IFA is in Bologna, the city that hosts the oldest university in the western world founded in 1088.IFA collaborates with CILECT, the international association of 180 film schools from 71 countries. The member schools are dedicated to a philosophy that recognizes humanity’s interconnectivity and believes in the need for constant practical support for creativity, diversity, intercultural thinking and sustainable development as fundamental prerequisites for our human existence.IFA is also a partner of ZUMEFF, Abu Dhabi - Zayed University Middle East Film Festival, which collaborate with 40 film schools and select young directors from 20 Middle Eastern countries.An important part of the IFA is to involve talents in the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival / Cineteca di Bologna, one of the most prestigious in the world specialized in restored and classic cinema.

IFA considers essential to combine the knowledge of the cinema of the pastwith the experiences of the present to help create the future of the moving image.

IFA FOUNDING MEMBERS

Brazil, Sao Paulo Film School ECA Belgium, Brussel, RITS  Film School Canada, Montréal, Concordia University China, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Czech Republic, Prague, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts France, Paris, ENS Louis-Lumière Film School Ireland, Huston School of Film & Digital Media Israel, Tel Aviv University Portugal, Lisbon Theatre and Film School Russia, Moscow Film School South Korea, Seoul, Yong In University Sweden, Valand Film Academy, University of Gothenburg United Kingdom - London Film Academy USA - Syracuse University

IFA SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS

Australia, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Bulgaria, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), Sofia China, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Czech Republic, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts FAMU Prague Finland, Aalto University, ELO Film School Helsinki Germany, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, HAW India, Annapurna International School of Film + Media, Hyderabad Israel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem Italy, Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti, NABA, Milano South Africa, Wits Film and Television / Wits University Johannesburg South Korea, Yong in University, Seoul Turkey, Ankara University, Radio, TV and Cinema Kadir Has University, Istanbul UAE, Zayed University, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Dubai United Kingdom, University of Gloucestershire United Kingdom, University of Arts, London USA, Chapman University, California USA, Syracuse University USA, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa