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European Film Factory is expanding its selection for young lovers of European cinema


Updated on 09/07/2021

The European project developed by the Institut français in partnership with ARTE Education and European Schoolnet, European Film Factory is aimed at teachers and students aged 11 to 18 and is expanding its catalogue of films with two new short film programmes.

“Young Europeans Take to the Screen” & “Short Films Go Green!” are two programmes of seven European short films that will soon join the European Film Factory platform.

After classics of European cinema like La Strada, Billy Elliot, and Les Quatre cent Coups (The 400 Blows), now it’s time for some very promising young European directors to be showcased on the film education platform around key themes: environmental protection, combating pollution, tolerance, diversity, and respecting others.


Young Europeans Take to the Screen

  • Exotique - Soraya Milla (FR)
  • Little Doll - Kate Dolan (IR)
  • Il Silenzio - Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari (IT)
  • Naomi's Secret  - Saskia Gubbels (NL)
  • Irregulars - Fabio Palmieri (IT)
  • The Son - Hristo Simeonov (BG)
  • You are overreacting - Katrina Paciorkowska (PL)


Short Films Go Green!

  • Beach (Plaza) - Paweł Prewencji (PL)
  • Expire - Magali Magistry (FR)
  • Kofi and Lartey - Sasha Rainbow (UK)
  • Fine Dust (Polvere Sottile) - Alessandra Boatto, Gloria Cianci, Sofia Zanonato (IT)
  • Machini de Tétshim Tétshim, Frank Mukunday (BE)
  • JOVANNAFORFUTURE - Mirjam Marks (NL)
  • Hybrids - Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion (FR)


How can I access EFF films?

All teachers and their students aged 11 to 18 from countries participating in the Creative Europe MEDIA programme can join European Film Factory, a free and secure film education platform. The programme has a catalogue of ten feature-length films and two previously unseen programmes of 14 short films subtitled in the project’s eight languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, and Romanian. Supporting this rich selection tailored towards students aged 11 to 18 are turnkey educational kits with webinars by and for teachers to better understand the offer in its entirety.

The Institut français and European Film Factory

In 2019, the European Commission issued a call for proposals through the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme in order to promote film education across the continent. The consortium that created the European Film Factory project, led by the Institut français, received one million euro in funding from the European Union. The Institut français has been charting an ambitious course over the last few years and is currently participating as a project leader or partner in several projects (co-)funded by the European Union. European Film Factory is an innovative and pragmatic solution to supporting film education in Europe.

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