The application for Penn-in-Cannes 2013 is now closed.
Experience the Cannes Film Festival while studying how international film functions in the context of celebrity, marketing, and festivals.
Prior to the festival, students are required to attend two mandatory introductory lectures, which will be held in March and April on Penn’s campus, and view films from around the world. This is followed in May with two weeks attending the festival in Cannes, France and includes screenings, classes and guest lectures by prominent leaders in the industry. Students live in dormitory-style housing at the centrally located Collège International de Cannes.
The Cannes program is exclusively for Penn students.
|First introductory lecture at Penn||Friday, March 29, 2013|
|Second introductory lecture at Penn||Friday, April 26, 2013|
|Arrive in Cannes||Monday, May 13 or Tuesday, May 14, 2013|
|Program starts in Cannes||Wednesday, May 15, 2013|
|Program ends in Cannes||Sunday, May 26, 2013|
|Depart from Cannes||Monday, May 27, 2013|
Students register for a total of one course unit (CU). Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit required pre-departure documents.
Perspectives on International Cinema (Cannes Film Festival)
CINE 039.950 / ENGL 039.950 (1 CU)
Taught by Professor Timothy Corrigan, University of Pennsylvania
The course begins with two introductory lectures held on Penn’s campus to enable students to establish a critical vocabulary for film study. The lectures and subsequent discussions will examine: a) The Business and Art of the Film Festival; b) Contemporary International Cinema; c) History of the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, students are required to watch at least six international films and write a ‘pre-departure’ paper. Those films will either be entries from previous Cannes competitions or screenings at the 2013 Philadelphia Cinefest. During the Cannes Film Festival, students will apply the critical tools and knowledge of the film industry gained from their earlier work. They will be expected to view a certain number of international films, keep a journal, attend regular meetings, and submit a final research essay. A pre-departure packet of readings will be sent to students upon admissions notification.
Students stay at the Collège International de Cannes in dormitory-style housing. Classes also meet at the College, which is centrally located. Continental breakfast included.
Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
- Tuition for Summer 2013: $3,478
For more information about Tuition and Financial Aid click here.
- Program Fee for Cannes: $1,650
Includes accommodation with breakfast, passes to the Cannes Film Festival and administrative costs.
- Download estimated cost sheet for Penn-in-Cannes 2013.
We are no longer accepting applications for Penn-in-Cannes 2013.
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