New GEECT Board

on the 3rd of June 2021: GEECT Board Elections.


Manuel José Damásio, Chair – Universidade Lusófona (DCAM/ULHT), Portugal

Guido Lukoschek, Vice-Chair, Treasurer – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (FABW), Germany

Jyoti Mistry, Member – Valand Academy (HDK), Sweden

Patrick Geeraerts, Member – Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound (RITCS), Belgium

Jana Keeble, Member – Film and Television Faculty (VSMU), Slovakia




In case you cannot participate in the GA please remember that any Full Member unable to send its representative to the General Assembly or to his/her Regional Assembly, may give a proxy to another Full Member in good standing. The proxy shall be officially addressed in written form to the CILECT Executive Director. It shall specify to whom the Full Member wishes to give the proxy and include the written acceptance of the Full Member chosen for the proxy. No Full Member can carry more than two proxies.

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Interviews with Leaders of GEECT Schools on Cineuropa

In the months to come, is going to publish a number of interviews with the heads of some of Europe’s leading film and media schools from the GEECT world. Click the links below to read the full interviews on

Jana Keeble • Vice-dean for foreign affairs, VSMU

“We encourage the participation of our students in international festivals and events”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

Danny Krausz and Oliver Kunz • Heads, Film Academy Vienna

“The Film Academy Vienna sees itself as a place of action”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

Minnie Ferrara • Director, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

“It’s essential that education establishes a direct link with the world of work and that we focus on training the professionals demanded by the market”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

Andreas Treske and Emel Ozdora-Aksak • Assistant Professors, Bilkent University

“The aim is to host interdisciplinary backgrounds and students from different areas all together”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

Nadja Radojevic • Director, ifs international filmschool cologne

“We offer international students a very open structure to study and be creative in their project work with the most advanced technology”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

David Azoulay • President of ESRA – École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle

“For nearly 50 years, our main mission has been to teach all of the theoretical and practical aspects of the audiovisual industry”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

Manuel José Damásio • Coordinator, FILMEU

“Our mission is to develop a European university that is a model for collaboration and integration in the fields of the arts and the creative industries”

Click here to read the full interview on Cineuropa

Registration open for International GEECT Conference: Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Film, June 3 to 5, 2021

In presentations, lectures and conversations, artists from an international field provide insight into their artistic research processes in film and audiovisual media.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Lola Arias, Filipa César, Claire Denis, Kristoffer Gansing, Kersti Grunditz Brennan, Annika Boholm, Christian Iseli, Thomas Heise, Rachael Jones, Jyoti Mistry, Olivier Marboeuf, Laura von Niederhäusern, Arturo Delgado Pereira, Ella Raidel will be speakers in the conference. You are kindly invited to contribute and share your thoughts, experience and knowledge in plenary discussions.

In addition, you will have access to the Conference Stand – our physical center for the digital conference built by the research group Site-Specific Film. The installation presents – on-site and online – 20 spontanous filmic works created for this setting. This space offers a digital opportunity for you to exchange ideas and do some online networking.

GEECT members pay the lowest fee and GEECT member institutions can purchase ticket bundles to reduce costs. Participants from non-GEECT but CILECT member schools can receive a full fee waiver by contacting CILECT (mail to: Stanislav Semerdjiev

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


CALL FOR CANDIDACIES – GEECT Board Elections to be held in June – Application open until May, 30th 2021

During the GEECT Conference Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Filmpresented by Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Elections for the GEECT board will be held. Like the conference itself, the GEECT assembly and its voting procedures will be held online. For full info on the application process, please refer to the downloadable document here:

Hardship Fund for Lebanese Schools: 1st Masterclass organised by Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti held on March 25, more to come an April 29th and May 13th

Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti @ 30° Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America latina 


Within the Hardship Fund for Lebanese Schools, a project supported by GEECT and embraced by Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti to help the three Lebanese Schools and Universities of Cinema which are living difficult times: the Institut d’études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) of the University of Beirut, the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) of the University of Balamand and the Division of Audio Visual Arts – (DAVA) of Notre Dame University in Louaize. 

The first masterclass took place on March 25th, it featured Alaa Eddine Aljem, a young Moroccan director and screenwriter who, after training both at home and abroad (at INSAS in Brussels), directed several short films, including The Desert Fish (2015), which gained great acclaim on the film festival circuit. His first work, Le Miracle du saint inconnu, released in 2019, is a comedy with a burlesque tone that tells a contemporary Morocco, victim of superstitions and climate change. The film premiered at the 2019 Cannes Semaine de la critique and received several awards at international festivals (Locarno, Valladolid, Tangier). 

During the meeting, conducted by Alessandra Speciale – co-artistic director of FESCAAL together with Annamaria Gallone – the director got into dialogue with the students about his artistic and professional experience, retracing the stages, from his first short films to the success of his debut work, up to the preparation of new projects, including his second feature film. 

Prior to the Masterclass, MCSC and Lebanese students received exclusive special content made available by the director. 

The next meetings will be live streamed on the Facebook and YouTube channels of the City Film School of Milan.

Next Masterclasses: 
April 29th: Mia Hansen Løve
May 13th: Nicolas Philibert ee

Call for participation in promotion opportunity

GEECT has reached an agreement with Cineuropa, one of the main sources of information on European cinema, that creates the opportunity for ten GEECT schools to be featured in this media in the near future. This participation would increase the visibility of the European film schools by publishing a series of interviews to the head of studies (or other lecturers) of schools who are part of GEECT. These interviews will give the speakers the chance to highlight their study programmes, their international profile, professional opportunities, bursaries and how they’re reacting/teaching during the pandemic. Besides these interviews and exclusive pieces, cineuropa will also upgrade the info on each school available in their website. Interviews will begin being published March 2021.

We now release this call to all those schools who are interested in benefiting from this opportunity. Ten schools will be selected to benefit from this opportunity. The principles of diversity and inclusion that guide GEECT activity will be the main criteria in selecting the ten schools in case more than that number respond to the call.

Please send your declaration of interest no later than March 5th to geect.chair@mail.ulusofona.ptSubscribe our newsletter!Copyright © 2021 GEECT, All rights reserved. 
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