It looks like an ordinary day, but it is the first anniversary of the earthquake that hit L’Aquila and its hinterland on April 6, 2009. Un anno dopo (A year later) is the first phase of the Memory Hunters project which has as its aim to follow the rebuilding of L’Aquila and its identity during the years, together with the students and teachers of the Accademia dell’Immagine. The young filmmakers choose the right images in
order to bring back this city back to life, as well as recover the memory of its residents, through accounts, silence and looks in a suspended and unexplored daily life. Both young and old, individuals and families, have many stories to share, for a micro-analysis of how community life attempts to get back on its feet.
Un anno dopo is the result of a workshop carried out by the Accademia dell’Immagine with the support of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in collaboration with the A. Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila and Agorà S.r.l. The unpublished music score for the documentary was composed by the students of the A. Casella Conservatory, partner in the interdisciplinary project.
ACADEMY OF IMAGE,
CINEMA, AUDIO VISUAL AND NEW MEDIA
The International Academy of Image Arts and Sciences of L’Aquila is a film and audio visual communication School, recognised by Abruzzo Region (L.R. n. 100/97), by L’Aquila local authorities (deliberation n. 258 of 5/12/1997) and by the Province of L’Aquila (deliberation n. 86 of 10/11/2004). The Academy was funded in 1993 by Gabriele Lucci in collaboration with a group of artists, students of cinema and audiovisual communication and representatives of the University. It opened with a series of international seminars and workshops, while courses started in 1995. Today the Academy is considered a centre of excellence and is located in a building which also houses “La Lanterna Magica” (L’Aquila Film Institute) and Abruzzo Film Commission.
THE IMAGE CENTRE
In the past few years, a real Image Centre has been created in L’Aquila. Its aim is to promote research and training for cinema and audio visuals. In the Image Building, beside the didactic activity of the Academy of
Image, there are also other Institutions and sectors:
-L’Aquila Film Institute “La Lanterna Magica”
-L’Aquila Film Library
-The Regional Film Library “Giovanni Tantillo”
-The Publishing Division on cinema
-The offices of Cinema Massimo
-Abruzzo Film Commission
Aims and Methodology
The Academy offers a three-year undergraduate course. It aims to develop skills which will enable its graduates to move freely and competently through the complex world of the moving image and
to produce projects for cinema, television and audiovisual communication. The teaching methodology of the Academy effectively combines both theory and practise and, above all, offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience. The high standards offered by the school are guaranteed by the teaching staff, which includes university lecturers and practising professionals of international standing. The teachers, who share in the philosophy of the institution, are always ready to pass on their experience and knowledge to students. Moreover, the Academy is always at the forefront of new technical developments and offers training in digital technology alongside more traditional systems.
The three-year course of study includes six main areas which are covered by one or more subjects taken as modules: Production of Image Arts; Science of Communication and New medias; Italian, History and Foreign Languages; Business and Management.
SOME TEACHERS AND MASTER CLASS
Ennio Morricone, Dante Ferretti, Vittorio Storaro, Jim Morris, Luciano Tovoli, Milena Canonero, Ettore Scola, Folco Quilici, Ferzan Ozpetek, Marco Tullio Giordana, Gabriele Muccino, Jacques Perrin, Anthony Don Mantle, Francesco Rosi, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Edoardo Winspear.