CinEd – European Cinema Education for Youth is a European cooperation programme dedicated to cinema education, which aims to enable young people between the ages of 6 and 19 in Europe to discover the richness of European cinema.
The programme seeks to allow the largest possible number of young people to be introduced to European cinema and to discover its cultural and linguistic diversity, whilst developing their abilities in critical analysis and gaining knowledge of cinematographic language and techniques. Initiated and driven by the Institut français in Paris, this comprehensive programme brings together, at its launch in 2015, 9 different partners from 7 European countries, (Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic), all involved in cinema education. CinEd intends to bring together more and more partners every year from different countries.
A Collection of European Films Accessible Online throughout Europe
CinEd offers contemporary and heritage films from partner countries to viewers all over Europe. Adapted to match the diversity of young audiences, the films chosen collectively by the consortium members form a high quality European collection. The films are available in their original version and are subtitled in the languages of the countries involved in the project and in English. Screening of the films via the CinEd platform enables public showings exclusively within a cultural, non-commercial context.
A Common Approach
Based on their respective experiences, the partners have created together a methodology for the analysis of films and are developing educational materials available in at least 7 languages and in English on the CinEd platform. At primary, secondary, sixth-form and university levels, they offer numerous tracks for work, to allow young people to approach films within an educational environment and beyond.
Local Coordination in each Partner Country
Each partner organises and locally coordinates the scheme: communication, management of access requests to the platform and registration on CinEd, training to familiarise teachers and cultural mediators with the scheme and its educational approach, projection and analysis of the films with young people, evaluations, etc.
Open Cultural Trial Phase
CinEd is accessible to a broad spectrum of interested parties: teachers, cinema and audio visual professionals etc. It is available throughout Europe (45 countries), even where there is no partner coordinating the project. In this case, registration requests to the CinEd platform can be sent to the Institut français in Paris.
CinEd is also open to commercial operators. After negotiating the film rights and copies with the distributors, these operators may register with the scheme and benefit from the available film subtitles and educational resources.
Following a pilot phase of 12 months, CinEd intends to welcome new partners and new countries each year in order to develop a large catalogue of European films, to reach the largest possible number of young people and to establish itself in the long-term.
Conditions of Use
Developed by the cinema department of the Institut français in connection with its digital department and its European division, the CinEd platform is a secured digital tool allowing the digital transfer of films for the organisation of non-commercial, film club-style public showings under very specific, defined conditions.
The CinEd platform is available in 45 countries only upon registration and guarantees right holders complete file security thanks to an encryption and geolocation system (DRM protection so that the films may not be copied, moved or burned). The films are thus only accessible for users whose registration has been validated and in countries where the films are not subject to rights restrictions.
Partenaires associés : Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), réseau Europa Cinémas, Le Fresnoy, l’Institut français de Roumanie, l’Instituto de la cinematografia y de las artes audiovisuales (ICAA), l’Instituto Cervantès, l’Agencia española de cooperacion intenacional para el Desarrollo (AECID)
Photograph above : Pierrot le fou, by Jean-Luc Godard, one of the 12 CinEd films.