Didactic Principles

Didactic Principles

ZeLIG’s three-year program does not adhere to any one single school or approach to documentary making. It offers students a chance to compare different filmmaking styles, esthetics and traditions.

Our teachers are all highly qualified professionals who actively pursue careers in a broad array of documentary filmmaking areas, and come from a long list of countries. They guarantee students an up-to-date source of information, skills and knowledge of the most recent developments in media, while at the same time provide direct contact with different cultures, styles and formal and content-based approaches. Thus, students gain hands-on access to the various job markets in documentary filmmaking, and that provides graduates with a special edge when it comes to finding work and building a career.

The use of different languages and a creative immersion in a multicultural experience: this is what ZeLIG’s three-year program strives for, and has been a hallmark of the program since its inception. This approach encourages the creation of networks and the transmission of knowledge from the many to the many.

ZeLIG courses are taught in Italian, German and English. In all ZeLIG activities, students are encouraged to speak in any of the three core languages they feel most comfortable with, the one best suited to expressing their ideas and communicating with others. It’s a great opportunity for students to hone their language skills and explore multiple forms of communication, and a gateway to international job markets and the future.