Valentina Ippolito has been involved in teaching a variety of film modules such as Film Language & Production, Documentary Film, and Film Research & Context.
She is an active documentary filmmaker: her main area of interest is the representation of social identities and minorities. Her documentary work discusses the representation of otherness including, gender roles; men as warriors in Basha Miao Village (China); women and babies behind bars; women’s self-representation of sexuality; and the migrant identity. Her films have been screened at international venues including Brazil, China, Holland, Italy, Slovenia, the UK and the United States.
Valentina's current academic research focuses on the representation of Romanian migrants in contemporary Italian and Romanian cinema. Her research investigates into the cinematic identity-construction of Romanian immigrants from the fall of the Ceauşescu regime, to Romania’s accession to the European Union, as treated in contemporary Romanian cinema.
Valentina also runs the Pembroke Film Masterclass series networking event at Pembroke College, Oxford University, bringing together students, academics and film critics to discuss and celebrate the art of cinema.
Area of Expertise
* Documentary Production
* Film Production
* Digital Video Editing
* Film Studies
* Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Fellow of the HEA)
* Apple Certified Final Cut Pro
* MA Documentary by Practice, Royal Holloway, University of London
* BA (Hons) Italian Studies, University College London (UCL)
Italian, English, Spanish.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Valentina Ippolito has been involved in teaching a variety of film modules such Film Language and Production, Documentary Film, and Film Research and Context.