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Application Requirements

  1. Fill out the online application form. 
    Complete all required fields (*).
  2. Upload your full resumé or CV (as a Word or a PDF document). Please name the file as follows: Last name_CV
  3. Upload an abstract of the doctoral research to be presented in the school (maximum 400 words, as a Word or a PDF document). Include also a title and 5 keywords to describe your research interests. Please name the file as follows: Last name_Abstract
  4. Upload a valid ID (Preferably your Passport). Please name the file as follows: Last name_ID


Please note:

  • It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.
  • Only fill in and submit the application when you have all the required information and documents available.
  • Once the application form is submitted, its content cannot be modified.


Application process

  • Applicants will be selected based on their research interests, proposed presentation topic, and personal and professional background. Former students are also encouraged to apply. Selected new participants will get a reduction for the 2022 subscription fee, when we hope to all meet again in Bologna. 
  • Once we receive your application and supporting documents, the evaluation process begins.
  • A decision will be communicated by June 6th, 2021. 


This year the course will be completely free of charge. Students will have to cover potential room and board expenses, as well as the cost of the tickets to access the Cinema Ritrovato Festival. 

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to check your spam folder and set your email account to allow e-mail from in case confirmation and admission emails end up there. Thank you!