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European Film Factory 2023

European Film Factory Symposium 2023

As part of the European Film Factory cinema education programme, the Institut Français, in partnership with Arte Éducation and European Schoolnet, and in collaboration with the Croatian Film Association(Hrvatski filmski savez), is organising a symposium in Karlovac, Croatia from 13 to 15 September, during the Four River Film Festival, an event for young audiences and films by pupils and students. 

The aim of this European meeting, which will feature three key events, is to highlight the importance of film education in Europe and in Croatia, and to contribute to attract new audiences in Europe. 

Updated on 18/09/2023

2 min

13 September

A masterclass with Romanian director Florin Șerban, based on his film If I want to whistle I whistle (Romania, 2010), from the EFF catalogue. Students and teachers at the Four River Film Festival will have the opportunity to chat with the director after the screening of his film. The event will be accessible online to students and educators from all over Europe. 

14 september

A workshop focusing on education and representations of diversity in the films in the EFF catalogue, aimed at the 12 teachers in the focus group who produced the teaching kits for the films, as well as around 15 Croatian teachers. 

This workshop will be led by Clémentine Charlemaine, a member of the 50/50 collective, a European Film Factory Partner, which promotes parity, equality and diversity in the film and audiovisual industry, and general delegate of the Cinéma pour tous association, which works to democratise access to culture. 

A round table on the challenges of cinema education in Europe and Croatia will bring together European speakers Clémentine Charlemaine (France, Collectif 50/50 and association Cinéma pour tous), Mikk Granström (Estonia, programme director of the Black Nights Film Festival and Just Film), Marion Czarny(France, head of the Campus Department at FIPADOC), and Croatian speakers from the Croatian Film Association, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and MEDIA Desk in Croatia. The round table will be moderated by Croatian professor, journalist and critic Boško Picula. 

In 2022, the Institut français and its partners, ARTE Education and European Schoolnet, received support for the second time from the European Commission under the Film Education and Audience Development call of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme, with a view to developing new initiatives for the European Film Factory film education project, launched in 2019. 

European Film Factory is an innovative and practical approach to supporting film education in Europe and beyond. The programme gives pupils and students aged between 11 and 25, as well as teachers from all countries in the Creative Europe programme and cultural mediators working with young audiences, free access to a selection of twenty films from Europe's cinematic heritage, dating from 1954 to 2014, as well as recent and thematic European short films. 

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