5th VGIK International summer school happened in the City of Vladimir, one of the ancient cultural cities of Russia, from 5th July to 25th July 2013. The summer school is organized by the Russian State University of Cinematography, VGIK, Moscow.
The summer school invites students of film schools across the world studying film direction, cinematography and film production and focuses on documentary film making.
Hitesh Liya, student of Cinematography was one of the 23 participants selected this year to attend the school. It’s a residential program wherein the participants undergo tutoring and workshops in documentary film making and make a short documentary film (8-12 min.) leading towards the successful completion of the program.
The participants are selected by the VGIK Art Council based upon their applications which their bio-data outlining their skills in film making, one of the film school projects and a proposal envisioning a possible film to be made in Russia.
The films made by the participants were awarded in the category of the Best Cinematographer, Best Producer, Best Director and Best Film. Hitesh won the ‘Best Film’ award.
“This Summer school was a highly enriching experience for me as a film student and it widened my perspective on the methods of documentary film making on an international platform and I thank SRFTI for supporting me in this endeavour of my film education” – Hitesh Liya, Cinematography.
More detail about the VGIK summer school is available here http://www.vgik.info/international/summer_school/