The following application refers to the cycle 2016-2019, and it is only an example. The new one for the next three-years cycle 2019 - 2022 will come out soon.

Application for the 2016-2019 cycle

ZeLIG’s three-year program in documentary filmmaking is designed for a maximum of 30 students, all of whom shall possess:

A high school or professional school diploma.

C2-level knowledge of at least 1 of ZeLIG’s 3 official languages (Italian, German, English), and B1-level knowledge of 1 of the other 2 languages.

The thirty candidates who best meet ZeLIG’s requirements for admission will be selected from the pool of applicants.

The selection process consists of two phases:

Phase 1: ONLINE preselection.

Phase 2: An admissions exam, administered ON SITE, at our location in Bolzano.

In both phases, applicants will be asked to complete a series of tasks and presentations. Applications will be evaluated by the ZeLIG Admissions Commission, which will take into consideration each applicant’s skills, overall culture, motivation and aptitude.

Applicants may choose to use any one of ZeLIG’s three official languages in their applications.



Phase 1 - Online Preselection

The application to ZeLIG’s three-year program in documentary filmmaking must be completed ONLINE AT THIS LINK

The aim of this phase is to preselect candidates through a process that requires them to submit a series of application materials.

Applicants must submit the following materials online (no hard-copy documentation will be accepted):

The application form, complete with personal information and a declaration of the applicant’s qualifications, which will be verified during the on-site exam in Phase 2;

 - An essay in which candidates outline their motivation for applying to ZeLIG;

 - A brief video in which applicants introduce themselves;

 - A project for a documentary film;

 - An agreement to abide by the conditions of participation.

The informations about the single tests are in the attachment "Preselection tests 16-19".

The Admissions Commission will assess applicants’ Phase 1 documentation and rank applicants accordingly.

Results of Phase 1 preselection will be available no later than June 9, 2016. The top-ranking 50 applicants will be asked to come to Bolzano for the on-site exam.

Phase 2 – Admissions Exam

The exam will take place at ZeLIG, in Bolzano, Italy, over a 6-day period, July 11 – 16, 2016.

The exam has five parts:

 - Aptitude test;

 - Test of film/audiovisual culture;

 - The creation of a visual story;

 - Group test;

 - Interview.

Content and specific details of each part will be provided on site, prior to the start of each section.

Names of the 30 applicants admitted to the program and of the 10 applicants in the waiting-list will be announced July 16.

Applicants that have been accepted must register and pay the tuition fee of € 1,000 no later than July 23. Proof of payment must be received by ZeLIG by that date.

Should any of the 30 applicants that have been accepted opt to not register, their places may be filled by the applicants next in line, based on the rankings. They will be contacted by Monday, July 25, and must register and pay the tuition fee of € 1,000 by August 1.

Courses at ZeLIG are conducted in any of the school’s three official languages (Italian, German, English). Besides possessing the required knowledge of two of the three languages, students are highly encouraged to acquire at least a passive knowledge of the third language.

Students who have insufficient knowledge of one of the three official languages may be required by the Admissions Commission to attend a language course prior to the start of the school year. ZeLIG can provide those students with assistance and information on intensive language courses in Italy, Germany and the UK. Those students must show proof of attendance of a language course in order to begin course work at ZeLIG.

Classes for the 2016-2019 begin November 7, 2016, and conclude June 30, 2019.