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Launch of A Framework for Film Education


- On 19 June, 50 delegates from all over Europe will gather at the Cinémathèque Française to discuss the future of film education in Europe

Launch of A Framework for Film Education
The FLAG-Film Literacy Advisory Group for the European Framework for Film project in Prague, in January 2015 (© Screening Literacy Italia)

On 19 June, 50 delegates from all over Europe will gather at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris to discuss the future of film education in Europe. The event marks the launch of A Framework for Film Education in Europe, which establishes a set of ambitions and outcomes for people learning about film that all educators can aspire to.  The Framework was funded from the Film Literacy strand of the action on Audience Development, as part of the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme.

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This is the first time such a Framework has been devised in Europe. It gathers together intelligence and practical experience from a wide range of institutions and education providers, from universities, to cinémathèques, to national agencies, small NGOs, and industry funded bodies. In all, more than 25 partners were involved in the work, from Lithuania to Portugal, from Northern Ireland to Greece and Cyprus. Newly accessioned countries as well as the ‘big 6’ EC members participated. The participants in the project are constituted as the Film Literacy Advisory Group, and previously worked on the European film education survey Screening Literacy.

Mark Reid, Head of Education at BFI, and convenor of the group said “We have chosen to launch the Framework in Paris because in many ways France can claim to be the originator of cinema, and of cinema culture and education in its strongest form. We are delighted that the Cinémathèque Française has agreed to host our event, and that Serge Toubiana, Director of the Cinémathèque, and Alain Bergala, eminent film thinker and educator, have agreed to speak”.

In addition, the programme for the day features a round table with Xavier Lardoux, Director of Film at the CNC, and author in 2014 of the report ‘For a Film Education Policy in Europe’, and Celine Ravenel, the current President of ECFA, the European Children’s Film Association. Matteo Zacchetti, the deputy head of the Creative Europe MEDIA Unit will chair.

The afternoon will feature presentations of three projects that exemplify the kinds of outcomes the Framework supports: Nathalie Bourgeois from the Cinémathèque Française will speak about le Cinema cent ans de jeunesse, a ground-breaking international film education programme that she has led for 20 years; NuriaAidelmann, and Ginte Zulyte will speak about Moving Cinema, a programme funded by Creative Europe to create film-going opportunities for young people in Catalunya, and Lithuania; Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education at Northern Ireland Screen, will present on Moving Image Arts, Northern Ireland’s distinctive film education course for 14 – 19 year olds.

More info here (BFI-British Film Institute) and here (FLAG-Film Literacy Advisory Group blog).

(Translated from Italian)

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