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CINEIMPACT – Academy of Film, Transmedia and Interaction Design is a transdisciplinary catalyst in the fields of Filmmaking, Social Sciences, Creative and Strategic Communication.


From 29th of January to 5th of February 2023, during 8 Days On-Site plus 4 Days On-Line Sessions, you have the chance to warm up your creative adrenaline within CINEIMPACT Film Academy in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, an international art and social program dedicated to the sustainable production of high-quality Films and Immersive Story Design.  Since everyday even more, Film and Transmedia storytelling can support various causes and topics of great human relevance, we invite Film and Audio-Visual Practitioners to explore deeper and more sustainably their creative aims, helped by the mutual empowerment of immersive Filmmaking and Social Sciences.


Since 2014, Cineimpact Academies have addressed challenging themes. mentored and developed participants from over 20 countries on 5 continents, giving forward a method with results internationally recognized by two selections and an award at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival. 


Cineimpact Film Academy bridges the creative insights of Cinematic Storytelling, Social Sciences and Personal Impact Journeys. Practical needs of our present and future society prove that Filmmakers are tremendously enriched by best practice Anthropology and Humancentric Sciences, just as much as Communicators and Humancentered Creatives are helped by quality Filmmaking and Storytelling skillsets.

During the Cineimpact Film Academy, the successful applicants learn to optimally create new productions or perfect their work-in progress projects.

Fusing Filmmaking, Transmedia and Cross-Cultural Interaction Design, Cineimpact Method is the toolbox to reach your best creative potential in crafting your optimal film and immersive stories, even within difficult and changing contexts.


Our Students Experience

”I was able to try a lot of different things. This sense of freedom to experiment and to create was really helpful for me. It was a great experience. A new way of doing things, especially if you are interested in the intersection between anthropology and film.”

Nnenna  Onuoha - PhD researcher in Anthropology 

“I learned a lot about filmmaking, and I had an amazing time working on the film. Great community atmosphere, with colleagues from all over the world. Such an interesting mix of people. It made the experience very, very interesting.”

Oana Țenter - Fulbright Fellow Documentary-making

“It changed me in the way I film, I edit, in the way I prepare. It helped explain things better, understanding the ideas in the film. I was able to ask questions whenever I needed to. I would definitely recommend Cineimpact.”

Ignacio Garcia Sanchez - Filmmaker, storyteller, film editor 

“The hardest part was to create the storyline. Not having a script and shooting for three full days made me feel a little bit concerned. But the Cineimpact team helped me extract the story from my footage. I learned so much in such a short time!”

Sergiu Chirău - Videographer, Storyteller

Our Learning Program
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The Cineimpact Method

The Cineimpact Method was developed since 2005 by Ionuț Pițurescu, interlacing Applied Sociology & Anthropology with Immersive Filmmaking, internationally recognized through movies such as "Quest" (Romania, 32 min), selected and awarded by "Quinzaine des Réalisateurs" at the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival.


"Quest" is a docu-fiction, medium-length movie, completed by Pițurescu from picking up the topic to the end, in a surprising time frame for a story that won one of the most sought-after prizes of the film industry. At the heart of the 2010 Selection and Prize at Cannes IFF for Quest, lies an ingenious Sensory Storytelling Method grounded on efficient Filming, Editing, and Socio-Visual Anthropology techniques, appliable in your most demanding audio-visual projects.

Bringing together his 20+ years of practical and field-work experience in over 40 countries, along various academic studies, including a Ph.D. in Sociology and Visual Anthropology, Ionut Pițurescu created an experiential learning method developed around the most elusive parts of the filmmaking and transmedia processes: THE SENSORY STORYTELLING, THE EMPATHY FLOW and THE EMOTIONAL JOURNEY of and for the involved audiences.


In 2015 a second selection at Cannes International Film Festival's Cinefondation Atelier had Pițurescu's docu-fiction project "Borders" (Denmark, Romania, Burma) recognized as one of the best feature-length film projects worldwide confirming the Cineimpact insightful method.



A Learning & Creative Journey for whom?

Creatives that want to set solid grounds or optimize their skills in fields such as: 

Independent Filmmaking, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Creative Documentary, Audio-Visual Anthropology / Ethnography / Arts, Video Communication / Journalism / Activism, Film / Transmedia / Multimedia Production, Community / Participatory / Engagement Videography

Our requirement is to be familiar with the basics of shooting and editing, as Cineimpact programs are focused on the humancentric essence of the filmmaking & storytelling process: special filming, editing, and anthropological techniques empowering your abilities to communicate with and for the world.

The focus of Cineimpact’s experience is on developing the ability to construct audio-video stories in a manner that delves deeply into the human nature, creates emotional connections, generates empathy and involvement. 

Considering the creative journeys’ accelerated nature, the participants are adviced to use the editing laptops and cameras they know to handle best, including mobile phones when preferred.

Using your most familiar equipment enables your focus on what really matters:

Crafting a Relevant and Compelling Film / Transmedia Story!

Invest in bringing your voice-discovery, creativity and career to the next level

and apply for one of the limited personalized positions, through which you can learn:

How you can get your documentary, docu-fiction or scripted project to reach the exigence of Cannes (and beyond) creative elite !

How you can bridge filmmaking, disruptive storytelling and social personal insight in order to bring your creative expression to the attention of strategic audiences and general public !

How you can be an effective communicator, story writer and creative innovator with the resources that are arround you, co-creatively ready when you are ready !



You can choose to apply for the section :
New Project Production
-On Site & On Line-

Duration: 29th January - 5th of February 2023

12 Days ( 8 Days On-Site + 4 Days On-Line )

Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The Participant learns a practical, transdisciplinary method on how to create an optimal movie/transmedia project out of a challenging topic, within a limiting amount of time, budget and context. The learning experience integrates the entire process of film making by developing a new film project from A to Z while going through the fundamentals of anthropological field work, pre-production, production and post-production phases, concluding with a brief final touch on project pitching, fine tuning and distribution


In an intense time frame, you are guided in the process of shooting and editing a short creative Documentary or Docu-Fiction Film / Transmedia Project. Through a personalized hands-on process, you will be supported by a mentorship program in shaping your best practice creativity method, enriching your skillset with an agile fusion of Film and Anthropology tools. In this personal development journey, you receive in-depth expert feedback on your work. Each course day will comprise individual coaching to improve your most essential film and storytelling skills.

There will be offered a generic project theme, still in case you want to choose a different theme you are encouraged to pursue it up to its best story version. The recommended approach is for you to be part of a team working on a project, but doing everything on your own is also acceptable.

Cineimpact equips you to find a personal voice, strategy, and technique, by revealing your best stories even within complicated contexts, with the help of a unique method bridging Sensory Documentary, Docu-Fiction Storytelling, Visual Anthropology & Social Immersion

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You can choose to apply for the section :
Work in Progress Incubator
-On Site & On Line-

Duration: 29th January - 5th of February 2023

12 Days ( 8 Days On-Site + 4 Days On-Line )

Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The Participant learns a practical, transdisciplinary method on how to create an optimal movie story out of a challenging raw footage, within a limiting amount of time, budget and context. The learning experience integrates one-to-one advice and development mentorship on one of their work-in-progress projects, being a non-fiction, docu-fiction or fiction project, challenged by the hardships of script development, pre-production, production or post-production phases, integrating the optimization of project’s package, pitching, rough-cut, fine tuning or distribution strategy. 

A practice based experience and a creative mentorship program that enhances your storytelling , editing and/or  scriptwriting knowledge having as a result the optimal form of your film project. 

With the help of a hands-on process, you will be taught how to use insightful Anthropology tools into crafting a humanly relevant Film Story. In this process, you acquire personal cineimpactic skills, fusing your maximum potential with an accelerated story-editing method. You practically learn how to optimally disentangle and elicit the most relevant narrative structure hidden in your project footage. In a short time frame, you will be coached how to organize your newly accquired storytelling knowledge and apply it up to your best results in any of your present and future projects.

Creative and Anthropological Understanding of Humanity is the foundation of Cineimpact's transformative guidance for crafting the optimal story based on your projects' themes, topics and characters. Throug all communication formats, in a world dazzled by technological optimizations, groundbreaking Story Design makes the difference.


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Applications shall comprise the following:


1. Curriculum Vitae

including the contact info

2. Letter of Motivation

including the Film Production Sections you choose to apply for

3. Up to 2 samples of applicant’s previous work, including work-in-progress

through links to up-loads

Regular Participation Fee is 1080 Euro, covering personal mentorship and tuition along the courses of the Cineimpact Academy Program, while personal costs are covered by the participants.

As we support highly motivated applicants, with focus on developing the local creative industries, 

the Spanish citizens, Gran Canaria residents and digital nomads are invited to apply for Las Palmas Cineimpact Scholarships, consisting in an up to 60% participation fee discount, therefore, resulting in a 432 Euro Participation Fee.

If wanting to apply for a Las Palmas Cineimpact Scholarship or other type of scholarship, include in your letter of motivation a short description of your citizen, rezident, digital nomad or traveling situation. Cineimpact Film Academy welcomes your Scholarship applications, highlighting that the assessment of your Motivation Letter takes into consideration for which goals you will use the Cineimpact program participation.

To finalize the registration, you can pay a 50% installment, based on our email instructions. In the next week after the registration date, the 2nd installment can be transferred via payment order. You will receive as well our emails providing info with program details.

The application shall be sent to the address:

At the end of the program, your acquired knowledge will be attested, receiving a Completion Certificate.


Students' Work

Learn a method with award-winning results


 Get access to the process that generated two selections and one Grand Prize at Cannes International Film Festival. 

Develop your present and future projects 

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Apply the method to your documentary, docu-fiction or scripted film projects. Our Story Accelerator creative camp sections - "New Project Production" and "Work in Progress", are designed as hands-on learning experiences, fine-tuned for the specific challenges you can  encounter in various present and future contexts. 

Focus on what really matters


 The Story, the Empathy Flow, the Emotional Journey. Get better at handling the most critical elements of shooting and editing. The rest of the knowledge is freely accessible on the web, one click away.

Time is precious. Spend it wisely.


In just a few days, you can acquire an innovative toolbox of Anthropology & Filmmaking skills and see tangible results in your work, making this experience a great return on investment.   

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