Exploring the Self through Moving Images

15 May 2024 17 May 2024
Target Group
Undergraduate students, Master students, PhD students & researchers
University of Szeged
Closed  (Deadline: 18 Feb 2024 23:59)

Digital media use habits influence self-assessment and the definition of one's own mental and physical health. In this course, we will look at young people's media use habits through the lens of the moving image to explore patterns that can help us understand the self-management.

Digital media have brought about fundamental changes in the media construction of identity, and this has an increasing impact on young people and their relationship to new technologies. Sometimes discarded or ridiculed for their “culture of narcissism”, exemplified mostly by the new image practice of the selfie, younger generations adopt different strategies of self-management. The course aims to critically engage with these new identity formations mediated through moving images (video blogs, video selfies, video diaries, lifecasting, screenlife movies, etc.) from the perspective of more traditional cinematic practices (autobiographical films, autodocumentaries, essay films).

Learning objectives

The 3-day intensive workshop, preceded and followed by online cooperation will include seminars that use collaborative learning methods. 18 students of EUGLOH universities are expected to take part in the program.


  • Creativity & problem solving
  • Communication & collaboration
  • Emotional awareness & resilience


There are no prerequisites to join the course. The target group is undergraduate students, especially those enrolled in film, media and communication studies. However, the activity is open to all levels and majors.

  • Selection strategy: Selection is based on motivational letters written by the applicants. In the motivational letter, applicants should emphasize their previous experiences, skills or studies related to the topic.
  • Number of participants: 18 students (2 students & 1 researcher per partner university).
  • Certificate/ECTS: 3 ECTS.
  • Language: English.

This activity is part of Work Package 2.