5 February 2024

LuceLabCinecittà: Upcoming Course Notices

New training courses are on take-off for Audiovisual Archivists, Internet Audiovisual Communication; Documentary Researchers, Marketing and Rights Management.

Applications for admission until March 4th.

Notices are available for the next LuceLabCinecittà courses, a training and refresher project for the industry’s workers – managers, students, and aspiring professionals – launched by Cinecittà and Archivio Luce. The training programs and tenders for Audiovisual Archivists, Internet Audiovisual Communication, Documentary Researcher, Marketing and Rights Management can be found on the LuceLabCinecittà website. Participation in the courses is free; applications for admission are to be submitted exclusively by registration on the LuceLabCinecittà platform by 12:00 pm on March 4th, 2024.


This course is dedicated to the training of CURATORS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES and is focused on the acquisition of skills involving technical-scientific and historical-documentary activities for the descriptive handling of photographic and audiovisual sources preserved on the main platforms used in institutions that hold cultural heritage, specifically audiovisual and photographic.

General objectives:

To acquire the sedimentation processes of audiovisual sources and their production and collection practices in archives and film libraries, as well as the latter’s history aimed at identifying film elements and their cataloging for exchange and comparison purposes. To learn the specific features of photographic and audiovisual languages and their evolution in order to describe their content analytically. To acquire the practices of identification and inventory of media, the indexing and analytical description of contents according to the standards in use in the main Italian archives and film libraries, taking into account the domestic and international models and guidelines. To conduct research even in other archives to reconstruct filmmaking contexts and identify related documents (documents, bibliographic material, graphics, etc.). To acquire the main delivery choices of archives and online databases, thus their enhancement, aimed at research and use of photographic and audiovisual heritage by the public.


The course is aimed at training personnel responsible for developing strategies and using digital communication platforms (web and social media) for the online sharing and promotion of public and private archives, providing participants with a wide variety of knowledgeable tools and laboratory experience useful for completing the professional profile.

General objectives:

The course consists of 160 in-person and laboratory hours, 88 of which are face-to-face. Participants will delve deeper into the evolution of current media ecosystems, the complexity of the relationship between the media and digital memory, and the opportunities offered by the internet for the creation of a valuable proposition of the public archives and for their communication to stakeholders, also in relation and synergy with the promotion activities of documentary heritage in public spaces; as well as the technical tools and their evolution for the online communication of archives.


This course is dedicated to the training of researchers of audiovisual materials, aimed at their reuse within documentaries, docuseries, docufiction, television programs, and fiction films.

General objectives:

To acquire and be able to communicate correctly with the main physical (archives, libraries, and film libraries) and virtual (databases) domestic and international research sites. To acquire the material’s main cataloging, conservation, and supply formats. To correctly conceive and manage requests and delivery schedules. To learn IT tools useful for managing research (building a database). To establish and manage deadlines and research methods. To organize and track archive material in synergy with the editing departments. To manage and foresee technical and practical unexpected events related to transcoding and supplies.


This specific path focuses on the acquisition of knowledge in the copyright and related exploitation rights fields; analysis of trade policies and criteria for creating usage fees; analysis of film supports and rights related to their copies; acquisition criteria of archive materials through the management of audiovisual archives, both in the context of conservation and reuse. Particular attention will be given to the formation of an intermediary figure that stands between audiovisual archives and production companies, which may need an archive producer.

General objectives:

To learn about the main Italian and international audiovisual archives, particularly concerning the conservation, enhancement, and management of audiovisual heritage policies. To know how to reconstruct a rights chain and carry out correct rights clearance. To be knowledgeable about pricing policies and rate negotiation. To be aware of the production, co-production, and participation agreements that an audiovisual archive can implement in projects aimed at reusing and enhancing audiovisual heritage. To learn about native and conservation media and metadata and develop an aptitude for historical and creative research in main audiovisual archives.


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