New Year Course Specific Information

Over the last 10 years we have been running courses exclusively over the summer. Given the popularity of these courses we have decided to add a course in January. If you look through the pages of the summer school you will find all the information you need. Whilst looking through these pages, please bare in mind that the New Year course will be almost the same in style and content as the summer school, but will be more intensive and take place over 3 weeks instead of 4 (Please see below for update). In order to condense a similar experience into three weeks a couple of days from the learning and investigation weeks will be taken out and you will need to work on the weekends.


15 January – 2nd February 2018

New proposed dates:

***15 January – 9th February 2018***

4 weeks for the price of 3!!

Class size:

Min 8, Max 12


€2200 euros + £200 pounds deposit


Accepted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Due to the popularity of our courses, once you have made a firm decision to join us, it is recommended you put in an application sooner rather than later! You can use the same application for the summer school.


Draft programme:

***(To be updated based on new proposed 4 week schedule)***

  • 15-17 Jan 2018: Classes at the EICTV
  • 17 Jan: Move to accommodation in Havana
  • 18-22 Jan: Investigation and Pre-filming exercises in Havana with classes at the University of San Geronimo
  • 23-26 Jan: Filming in groups with local Cuban film team
  • 27-28 Jan: Preparing for the edit
  • 28 Jan: Travel back to the EICTV
  • 29 Jan – 2nd Feb: Editing your documentary
  • 2nd Feb: Presentation of the documentaries and certificates awarded


Payment Schedule:

  • £200 due no later than 01 October 2017
  • €1705 due no later than 01 November 2017
  • € 495 payable in cash once in Havana


***Important update***

Professor Enrique Colina is no longer able to join us in January and the workshop will now be taught by Professor Belkis Vega Belmonte. Belkis has been an extremely important figure in the history of Cuban film for several decades having made over 50 films (mostly documentary) and with a series of awards to her name. She has taught film and documentary workshops all over the world and currently spends half the year teaching in Cuba and the other half at the ESCAC in Barcelona. Whilst most of the course content remains the same, Belkis has a slightly different programme to Colina (published on the course website) and is availble in the links below.