Solar Cinema Academy is the academic branch of Solar Cinema and was founded in 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia.
As of 2019 an approximate 200 students from Colombia and other South American countries have attended the Academy. It offers short-term Masterclasses and Workshops in Bogotá, Medellín, and other South American cities. The main programs include directing, screenwriting, producing, acting and cinematography. Since its inception, it has been developing partnerships and holding its program with and within different universities such as Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and multiple cultural institutions.
The Academy selects faculty who are working professionals in their own fields.
Notable faculty include; acting coach and casting director Carlos Medina best known for his work in the Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or winner LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA, versatile actor Alejandro Aguilar known for his roles in the Netflix title EL CHAPO as for EL PÁRAMO and LAS TETAS DE MI MADRE, spanish cinematographer David Curto best known for BAD LUCKY GOAT and writer-director Spiros Stathoulopoulos whose unorthodox Masterclasses delivered, as class exercises, the groundbreaking films POLYGLOT and ANTHROPOS which premiered in the Cartagena Film Festival.
The collection of past Masterclasses and Workshops is listed chronologically.
- Past event cover photos by David Curto -