VOLs 1 & 2: The 21st Century Film, TV & Media School – from CILECT


VOLUME 1. 2012 – 2016 Project Initiator, Contributor, Co-Editor, The 21st Century Film, TV and Media School. (pp. 476, ISBN- 978-619-7358-00-1) from CILECT, Centre International de Liasons Ecoles de Cinema et de Television.

The book  is a collation of chapter contributions from CILECT member instititions across the globe. The e-book is now available via Amazon here

The project was initially discussed at the 2012 CILECT Congress in Cape Town. Since then Alan worked with CILECT President Prof.Dr. Maria Dora Mourão-USP, São Paulo, Brazil, its Exective Director Prof. Dr Stanislav Semerdjiev NATFA, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Dr.Cecilia Melo (Faculty, Film and Media, Sau Paulo) in its production.

A sample:


  1. Denmark
  2. U.K.
  3. Eire
  4. Australia
  5. USA
  6. Finland
  7. Germany
  8. Canada
  9. Brazil
  10. China
  11. Russia
  12. South Africa and
  13. the Netherlands

Alan Taylor Introduction Chapter: Film School, and How It Could Save Us


The CILECT network of film and media schools was founded in 1954. This collection of essays is the first publication of its kind that attempts to capture the contemporary passions, anxieties and celebrations of its members. Chapters from lecturers and industry specialists teaching in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific region provide detailed insights into the rigors and complexities of film and media education in, for example, cinematography, production design, screenwriting, digital convergence, screen studies, editing, sound design, documentary filmmaking, film archive, and working with actors. These are contextualized by perspectives that question certain givens of the traditional conservatory curricular in an era of market inverventions, radical technological change and consequent fluctuations in student needs and expectations. The publication, therefore, serves to advance an on-going commitment by CILECT to encourage and share best practice in film and media education, a goal that is just as vital today as it was in 1954.

Four years after its inception, the book was presented at the November 2016 CILECT CAPA conference in Brisbane, Australia.

As of January 2017 copies of the book are being sent directly to its chapter authors and their respective film, media and TV schools around the globe.

2018: VOLUME 2

“Following the decision of its General Assembly (25 October 2017, Zurich, Switzerland), CILECT is making a call for contributions (up to 6,000 words) that critically engage with the topic of DIRECTING in a way that would be relevant to charting the filed of Film, Television, and New Media education across all continents for the foreseeable future.”

2018: Co-editor, The 21st Century Film, TV & Media School Book Project, Volume 2
This will comprise of chapters focusing on teaching and learning the art of film direction.






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