© Zackary Canepari

© Zackary Canepari



Produced by Screen in partnership with Cortona on the Move and IED Design/Visual Arts/Communication in Milan

DATES        June 25-28, 2018

VENUE        Istituto Europeo di Design, Via Amatore Sciesa 4, 20135, Milan

MEDIA PARTNERS Vantage and PHmuseum


We are excited to bring Screen Lab Express to Italy this June as part of our programming partnership with Cortona on the Move festival to be hosted by Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. 

Screen Lab Express - Milan is an intensive 4-day program for photographers, filmmakers and visual artists focusing on production and distribution of visual narratives in the film, digital video and art markets.  



Over the course of four days, the discussions will focus on the challenges and solutions of producing and placing visual narratives in the film, digital video and art markets.  

Drawing from their extensive careers in visual media, Lab experts will present case studies and discuss distribution opportunities and strategies for those particular projects outside of the editorial market. Participants projects will be critiqued in an action-oriented approach. Through the provision of practical tools, production resources, industry insights, funding approaches, Screen Lab participants will emerge with new confidence on how to move forward with their projects, find support and collaborators with a different set of skills - cinematographers, coders, film editors, directors, audio engineers, photo editors, curators, and creative directors.



The Lab will be led by award-winning photographers, artists and producers:

  • Laia Abril, Visionary Award winner, photographer and visual artist, author of The Epilogue and On Abortion, Spain
  • Zackary Canepari, Guggenheim fellow and Webby award winner, photographer and filmmaker, creator of Flint is a place, USA
  • Liza Faktor, transmedia producer and curator, co-founder, Screen, USA
  • Adrian Kelterborn, multimedia producer, film director and editor, Switzerland
  • Amber Terranova, photo director and educator, executive producer, Screen, USA



Screen Lab Express is open to practicing photographers, filmmakers, visual journalists, artists and advanced graduate and post-graduate students. Participants should have existing work-in-progress or in development to present as a coherent story, in still images, video or mixed media.



Registration is open now through June 1st, 2018. 

Register via our online form. Payment required upon registration.



Early bird registration fee by May 22nd - 1,100 EUR

Regular fee after May 23rd - 1,250 EUR

The number of participants is limited to 20 and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs.



Please, address further questions to Amber Terranova and Liza Faktor.


© Laia Abril, from 'On Abortion'

© Laia Abril, from 'On Abortion'



Laia Abril (Spain) is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound. Her work focused on telling intimate stories which raise uneasy and hidden realities related to sexuality, eating disorders and gender equality.She was a resident at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a creative editor and staff photographer at COLORS magazine. 

Abril’s projects are produced across platforms as installations, books, web docs, and films. Her work has been shown internationally in the United States, Canada, the UK, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, France, Italy and Spain. Her works are held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l’Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and MNAC in Barcelona. Over the last years her work was acknowledged by grants and awards nominations at Magnum Foundation, ICP-Infinity awards, Foam Paul Huf, CatchLight or Visionary Award and selected as a jury choice award at Santa Fe Center and Plat(f)orm Fotomuseum Winterthur. More recently she has been awarded the Revelación Photo España Award, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2016) A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion

She published several books —Thinspiration (self-published, 2012), Tediousphilia (Musée de l’Elysée, 2014) and the highly acclaimed The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival, Photo España Best Book Award and referred to as “a masterpiece of a photobook“ by critic Jörg Colberg. Her most recent book reconstructing the story of the most enigmatic and bloodthirsty serial killer of the Spanish history —Lobismuller (RM, 2016) was a recipient of the Images Book - Festival Images. 

After completing her five-year project On Eating Disorders, Abril has embarked on the new long-term project, A History of Misogyny. Its first chapter On Abortion was published by Dewi Lewis on 2017; she is currently developing a second chapter, On Rape Culture, together with a series of different series and installations under the umbrella of A History of Misogyny.




Zackary Canepari (USA) is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. After studying photography in Paris and San Francisco, Zack began his career in India in 2007, working as a photojournalist for editorial clients and non-profits. In 2009, he became a member of Panos Pictures in London.

In 2010, Zack teamed with filmmaker Drea Cooper for California is a place, a short documentary series about California. Their first feature documentary T-Rex, about female boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, premiered at SXSW in March 2015 and was featured on PBS before the 2016 Olympics.

For the past five years he’s been working on a project about Flint, MI, documenting a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character driven way. The interactive website went live in June 2017 with new episodes coming up and a photo book, REX, was published by Contrasto in 2017. The book and the short films won the World Press Photo Digital Contest award and several Pictures Of the Year International awards in 2017. In 2017 he joined VII photo agency.






Liza Faktor (USA) is a transmedia producer, curator and co-founder of Screen. She started her career in advertising before transitioning to journalism and long-form visual storytelling. She was the founding director of the Objective Reality Foundation, and the co-founder of

Liza has produced award-winning installations, short films and multi-platform projects including The Northern Pass by Dominic Bracco (2017), Flint is a Place by Zackary Canepari (2016-2017, IDFA official selection), and Streaming Nation by Alexey Layfurov (2014, IDFA official selection). She curated over twenty exhibitions including the Surveillance series (Dubai, 2015, NY, 2014), Stories of Life: the best of multimedia journalism (Moscow, 2013), PhotoQuai Biennale (Paris, 2013, 2015), and Projections of Reality (Washington, DC, Moscow, 2010). Her programming for exhibitions and festivals has been featured in the US, Mexico, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, UAE, Romania and Russia. 

Liza works with visual storytellers to develop, produce and deliver complex narratives. She is especially interested in supporting narratives and visual language that are different from what already exists in the well-defined art, film and broadcasting contexts. She has consulted clients and institutions such as Ogilvy, the Royal Shakespeare Company, UNICEF, World Press Photo Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. 

She was awarded Howard Chapnick grant for advancement of photojournalism twice (2002, 2016) and has served on juries worldwide including the 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest and the 2017 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest. She is a contributing editor at Vantage.


    •    The New Visual Documentary, for DocuBase, a mapping project of experimental visual storytelling content by MIT

    •    Transjournalism, for Vantage

    •    What I Know About Cross-platform Storytelling, interview with Magnum Photos


Adrian Kelterborn is a multimedia producer, director and editor. He is a founder of Prismago multimedia productions in Basel, Switzerland. He offers full multimedia experiences for companies and NGOs in the form of concept, direction or cut. Before founding Prismago, Kelterborn was the lead producer of Magnum in Motion, the multimedia lab of the legendary photographic agency Magnum Photos in New York City, where starting in 2007 he had worked closely with the world’s best photographers and produced over a 100 multimedia essays, including Access to Life, Hungry in America for clients such as Bob Dylan and the UN. He has collaborated with Screen on a number of installation projects including Streaming Nation and Libyan Sugar.

Adrian received a Bachelor of Arts in film from the ZHDK in Zurich and has conducted multimedia workshops at international art schools in Berlin, New York City and Shanghai. 



Amber Terranova is a photo editor and educator. She is an Executive Producer at Screen and a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts. She has worked as a photo editor at People Magazine, Time Home Entertainment, The New Yorker, Photo District News, New York Magazine and Outside magazine and was an editor for Photo District News/PDN. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography. In 2016 Amber worked as the Director of Photography on a project for Shinola, commissioning photographers and art directing branded content editorial features. 

She has taught photography workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and has judged international photo competitions, including the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Review Santa Fe, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, International Photography Awards, Fotovisura, and the Tierney Fellowship, among others. Amber is an advisory council board member for CENTER, a non-profit that honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.