ZeLIG is one of the few professional training institutions in Europe that offers specific preparation in the field of documentary making. The school’s location in the alpine border city of Bolzano (pop. 100,000), in the bilingual province of Bolzano-South Tyrol, has had a definite impact on the school’s multi-language approach and international perspective. In 1988 a group of cineastes, film-making professionals and producers founded the ZeLIG Cooperative - Film School. From the very beginning funding for the school has been guaranteed by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, through the provincial commissions for professional training in Italian, German and Ladin. In 2003 ZeLIG left its original headquarters and moved to a new location. The new facilities are more spacious and provide a more rational lay-out to meet the specific needs of students and teachers, in a comfortable environment conducive to study and work. Like the main character in the classic Woody Allen film of the same name, ZeLIG has become synonymous with transformation. The school’s flexible structure allows ZeLIG to react to changes in the fields of audiovisuals and new technologies as they occur, with targeted responses that meet the latest demands of documentary making.