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Learn Filmmaking in Europe with Indiana Filmmakers Network

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Learn Filmmaking in Europe with Indiana Filmmakers Network


Learn Filmmaking in Europe: Summer Media Studio 2019

Studio Nethercott LLC, in collaboration with Indiana Filmmakers Network (IFN), is pleased to announce Learn Filmmaking in Europe: Summer Media Studio 2019.

Begun by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator (AMMI) in 1997, Summer Media Studio (SMS) is a film camp that takes place on the scenic Baltic Sea Coast of Lithuania. The focus of SMS is on experiential learning — with support from professional staff and tutors, you will join a film crew and make a film. On the last day the films are screened and awards given. You can look forward to a challenging and rewarding experience! This is an opportunity to gain a film credit and be part of an international adventure that will give your career a powerful boost.

Jim Dougherty — SAG-AFTRA actor and chief instructor at Southeast Actors Academy and Indy Actors Academy — is the primary tutor at this year’s SMS.

SMS Promotional Video (Footage and photos from SMS 2018)

Article on IFN website written by the 2018 participants from Indiana

SMS 2019 APPLICATION Deadline: May 1, 2019 (please complete ASAP)

Why is SMS an incredible opportunity?

  • Trusted: SMS is an established program run by experienced professionals
  • Experiential: learn by doing!
  • Networking: form a valuable international circle of friends and colleagues
  • New Perspectives: On the world and on filmmaking
  • Value: Comparable film camps in the USA cost far more

Key Dates:

The SMS camp takes place on the Baltic Sea coast and will begin on June 20, 2019 and end on July 3rd.
The IFN group will depart Chicago on or about June 18, 2019 and return to Chicago on or about July 4, 2019. Exact international travel dates will be set later.
Application deadline: May 1, 2019 


Cost: Depending on the price of international airfare and the exchange rate, the cost for participants will be between $2,000 – $2,500. This figure includes tuition, film equipment, SMS room & board, and round trip airfare from O’Hare to Lithuania. Domestic travel between O’Hare and other destinations is not included. In addition participants will need to purchase several meals and other miscellaneous expenses. If you do not have a passport, you will need to get one.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions:

Paul Nethercott, SMS 2019 Producer/Tutor

Email:                 Cell Phone: 317-324-6601


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