Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities

Upon completion of the final exam, students are awarded a Professional Training diploma, issued by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, in one of three areas of specialization, and receive certification as

Documentary filmmaker in the audiovisual industry with skills in Directing/Project Development;
Documentary filmmaker in the audiovisual industry with skills in Editing/Postproduction;
Documentary filmmaker in the audiovisual industry with skills in Photography/Lighting.

Graduates possess the skills needed for placement on the job market, which they will apply, autonomously and with responsibility, to specific roles in the documentary filmmaking industry. Graduates are assigned EQF (European Qualification Framework) Level 5 certification. Graduates also possess skills outside their own specific areas of interest, which may be applied to different roles and situations in the production process of films and other audiovisual products. Graduates also possess skills outside their own specific areas of interest, which may be applied to different roles and situations in the production process of films and other audiovisual products.

ZeLIG is local, but with an international network of contacts, which facilitate the access to the professional world.

ZeLIG is an active member of The International Association of Film and Television Schools CILECT and its European grouping GEECT. It is also member of the Italian and German Documentary Professional associations Doc/it and AG DOK, and the European Documentary Network EDN.

The support and investment of the South Tyrolean Department of Economic has steadily increased since 2010. Thanks to the subsidies offered by IDM (Innovation, Development and Marketing Südtirol), many productions shoot their films in South Tyrol. In order to obtain production funding, there has to be an economic territorial effect of 150% (Südtirol Effekt) in reference to the corresponding funding amount. ZeLIG graduates are able to provide this "Südtirol Effekt".

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