The Creation of the International School of Film and Television
The International School of Film and Television (EICTV by the Spanish acronyms), is a school of audiovisual media, located in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. This academic institution is affiliated to the Foundation of the New Latin American Cinema, founded on December 15, 1986 by the Colombian writer and journalist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Argentine poet and filmmaker Fernando Birri and the Cuban director and theorist Julio Garcia Espinosa. The fundamental concept of this educational center responds to the idea of establishing a School of Three Worlds for students from Latin America, Africa and Asia but its mission has been extended to Spain and other European countries. In this way it was crystallized a dream born out if the needs, experiences and critical reflection and self-criticism experienced over 30 years of New Latin American Cinema.
Relevant Information on the International School of Film and Television
The International School of Film and Television is an art training center that acts as a center of creative energy for audiovisual production and has as main objectives to develop creative talent, defend the right to self-image and right to see films from all over, in order to help free the viewer. This institution is considered one of the most important of its kind in the world. Since then, thousands of professionals and students from over 50 countries have turned the school into a space for cultural diversity with, best described as the School of All Worlds of multinational scope.
The International School of Film and Television and the Teaching Process
The International School of Film and Television developed two teaching methods: first, the two years regular course. His 2360 hours of study and additional extra curricular hours exceed the most demanding curriculum for a diploma of senior technician, close to the title of university degree to be reached through universities of the signatory countries of the Andres Bello Agreement. The second form is expressed in a system of continuous training, consisting of a series of international workshops upgrade, expansion and professional development. This institution since its inception practiced a particular pedagogical approach: to teach predominantly through active filmmakers, capable of transmitting endorsed by practice knowledge, experience raw and constant updating. The result of this approach has enabled the School to be included among the best in the world and has also earned it the honor of being awarded the Roberto Rossellini Award at the 46th Cannes Film Festival (1993). The school has promoted the progress of the audiovisual media in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to a lesser extent, Africa and Asia.