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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

You can now apply to be mentored by Luca Guadagnino

In collaboration with Armani Laboratorio, the Italian filmmaker is launching a free training course for young cinematic talents this fall

If you’re into filmmaking, and Call Me By Your Name and I Am Love are among your favourite films, we have big news for you: Italian director Luca Guadagnino is hosting a free and intensive training course for creatives looking to improve their cinematic skills.

The workshops will be hosted by Armani Laboratorio in Milan this autumn, as the second instalment of the Italian label’s initiative which supports emerging filmmakers. The course is set to offer students the opportunity to combine theoretical and practical work under the watchful eye of industry talents including Guadagnino, as well as screenwriter David Kajganich and cinematographer Lucas Gath. 

To gain access to the course, which will be held in English and begin at the end of November, aspiring filmmakers must submit their own material reflecting on one of this year’s three themes – The New World of Women, Growing Up and Untagged. If you’re interested in applying, our advice is not to wait around: the deadline for entries, which should fall in categories that include directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, costume design and make-up and hairstyling, is October 21. 

Encouraging young talents to apply, Guadagnino shared his tips for aspiring filmmakers with Dazed: “My true advice for any young filmmaker would be to not allow anybody to tell you that something is impossible, be daring and bold and remember you are the instrument to make things happen,” he said. This is your chance to do just that: head here to register and to read more about the competition.