The Summer Institute
The Summer Institute is a forum where talent in the film industry can improve their script development skills. The focus is on guidance and instruction in script-writing and project development in the process of transforming good ideas for film production into effective, workable screenplays. Lectures, discussions and live “pitch presentation” meetings are be held, where participants receive responses to their ideas and proposals as an integral part of the schedule in the Summer Institute.
Supervisors work closely with small groups of students in the development of manuscripts. As well, the participants get private guidance with the instructors. In addition, there are group lectures and a few case-study film screenings. The intention is that participants will return home with a deeper understanding of the various methods of visual storytelling, experiences that can be applied to the creation of fictional scripts, animation and documentaries.
Those who work in new media and game design are also welcome to apply.
The last Summer institute took place in Skagafjörður in 2013.