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Cineuropa interviewed our Founder and Artistic Director Erol Mintaş about the practices and philosophy of the academy!

“We took the opportunity to speak to Erol Mintaş, founder and artistic director of the Academy of Moving People and Images (AMPI). The non-institutional academy, based in Helsinki, represents a commendable educational effort to make the film industry more inclusive. We found out more about the AMPI’s activities during our chat with the Kurdish filmmaker.” Davide Abbatescianni

Announcing AMPI’s participants for the year 2021 & 2022

The Academy of Moving People & Images announcing its third generation! AMPI’s third open call was launched on December 21st, 2020. The open call lasted until January 31st, 2021. We received many wonderful applications, we shortlisted 22 people for the interview and eventually chose 9 to participate in AMPI’s 2021 & 2022 program. We are

Academy of Moving People & Images Launches the Open call for new participants!

The wait is over! Today we’re ready to share our Open Call. AMPI is now seeking 8 new participants for its two-year filmmaking program, the years 2021-2022.

Kelaamo wanted to know what it’s like to study at AMPI.

but since there are so many interesting future filmmakers to talk to, Kelaamo ended up doing a group interview. Everyone asked a fellow participant a question and answered a question asked by someone else.

This autumn, AMPI curates the institute’s autumn movie programme, with the focus on bringing forward the diversity of voices coming from the Finnish movie industry.

We talked with filmmaker Erol Mintaş, Founder and Artistic Director of AMPI, and Fiona Musanga and Shahi Derky, who are both alumni of AMPI.

Announcing AMPI’s participants for the year 2020

The second open call for the Academy of Moving people & Images was launched in October 2019 and lasted until the end of December. We received many wonderful applications, out of which we shortlisted 30 people for the interview and eventually chose 10 to participate in AMPI’s 2020 program. We are grateful for the time

Academy of Moving People & Images Launches the Open call for new participants of the year

Academy of Moving People and Images is a platform in Helsinki for mobile people – those who have arrived in Finland for different reasons, be they immigrants, asylum seekers, students, or employees. AMPI’s aim is to design a new learning model and a sustainable pedagogical platform where people from different backgrounds are able to contribute to the film industry and initiate change. AMPI is now seeking 12 new participants for the year 2020.

AMPI Advanced: Workshops on Scriptwriting, Directing, Acting, Lighting & Cinematography

AMPI Advanced consists of 4 workshops supported by AVEK. The workshops are meant for the further training of mobile people who already have experience with filmmaking. These workshops will take place parallel to our main one year program. Each workshop’s duration is one week only. The first two workshops will take place in November 2019;

AMPI: DIVERSITÄT FÜR DIE FINNISCHE FILMSZENE

Wenn wir an die westliche Filmindustrie denken, kommt uns wahrscheinlich zuerst Hollywood in den Sinn – berühmte Regisseure, junggebliebene Schauspielerinnen, riesige Firmen, einzigartige Produktionsräume und exklusive Clubs. Und auf den zweiten Blick fällt auf, wie wenig abwechslungsreich diese Szene zu sein scheint. Die immer gleichen Gesichter in den immer gleichen Geschichten – wo bleibt das Neue, das Unerwartete, das Überraschende? Wo ist die Sehnsucht hin, die Leidenschaft, die Neugier, die Risikobereitschaft und der kreative Mut? Und warum wird im Film nicht unsere Gesellschaft in all ihrer Vielfalt und ihrer Widersprüchlichkeit präsentiert?

Announcing AMPI’s participants for the year 2019

The first open call for the Academy of Moving people & Images was launched in January 2019 and lasted until the end of February. We received over 100 wonderful applications from thoughtful beings, out of which we shortlisted 36 people for the interview and eventually chose 12 to participate in AMPI’s 2019 program. We were surprised by the amount of motivated and strong applications and we are grateful for the time and energy dedicated by each applicant to this open call.