IC Workshop & Training

Ipotesi Cinema was originally a film school created in 1982 by Ermanno Olmi. Olmi and Paolo Valmarana in 1982 in Bassano del Grappa. The school's method involves a collective workshop ("Postazione per la memoria") in which all participants contribute to the activities of Screenplaydirection, shooting and editing. The teachers do not transmit notions, but experience through the development of the activity. The aim is to become "authors" and not just professionals. Ermanno Olmi talks about it as antavern or an art shop shop, in which one learns "by doing", in a dimension of conversation, exchange of ideas and creative energies.

Ipotesi Cinema was originally a film school created in 1982 by Ermanno Olmi. The Company’s life philosophy is closely linked to observation and documentation of reality and it has always been very aware of ethical and social meaning of the movies produced. The school method provided a collective workshop but, from 2010, the Company confirms its efforts in the field of production.

The school's method involves a collective workshop, "Postazione per la memoria", in which all participants participate in the activities of screenwriting, directing, shooting and editing. The teachers do not transmit notions, but experience through the course of the activity. The aim is to become "authors" and not just professionals. Ermanno Olmi talks about it as a tavern or an art workshop, where you learn "by doing", in a dimension of conversation, exchange of ideas and creative energies.

In 2004 the school and the Cineteca di Bologna, in collaboration with Rai 3, produced a short film, Osolemio - Autoritratto italiano, lasting 53 minutes, presented at the Venice Film Festival as a special event in the "Corto Cortissimo" section. The work is a project by Ermanno Olmi curated by Mario Brenta and was created by twenty-six students of the school as a collective editing of the films made during the workshop.

This was followed by various jobs including in 2012 the documentary "How I wish it were my future," presented at the Venice Film Festival 2012. Ermanno Olmi and Maurizio Zaccaro have developed this project with students of the last five years of the laboratory. The hundreds of interviews conducted around Italy, selected and mounted, have now become a movie that offers a glimpse of the significant expectations, hopes, disappointments and fears.

 

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