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The Rio Film School has now launched its courses for 2011, so if you’re tempted to get involved, read the below news from its director and check out their website to find out about applying.

A cutting edge and innovative film school, offering short courses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Rio Film School launched in 2010, and its hands-on documentary production courses have created a huge buzz.

The film made by our students last year (‘A Vida No Ritmo’ /

/ password: rio) has been screened at events across Brazil and the UK, including the London World Film Festival. For filming we accessed concerts and artists all over Rio and in various favelas out of the reach of any other film school in the world.

The 2011 courses will run for 4 weeks from the 6th June – 1st July and applications must be made by the 31st March 2011. Courses are open to everyone – whether you want a break from the norm, a career change or you’re an aspiring director. The topics this year are:

- Surf: surfing in the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro and the infamous Ipanema beach (Max 5 spaces).

- Street Capoeira: following the Brazilian martial art on the streets of Rio (Max 5 spaces).

- Graffiti: capturing stunning artworks and artists at work in Rio (Max 5 spaces).

- Extra option for 2011: short ‘fiction’ film on either 16mm or 35mm (Max 10 spaces).

All courses taught in English. We’ll be filming on the new Canon 5d MK2 as well as our standard Sony Z1’s. Editing is Mac based on Final Cut at the Cinema Nosso editing suites in downtown Lapa.

Fee includes: pre-production, production and post-production tuition; all equipment; four weeks accommodation in Copacabana – as well as travel between classes and shoots around Rio.

Please apply via or email and feel free to contact us with any queries. SPACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED – applications must be made early in order to confirm your space on the selected course.

Kindest regards,

Dorian Needs
(Director of Rio Film School)

The Rio Film School is supported by University College London, Fernando Meirelles (dir. City of God), the Rio Film Commission and the Secretaria de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro (Government of Rio de Janeiro). We work in partnership with Cinema Nosso – – helping to support the underprivileged of Rio de Janeiro through art.

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