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The CINE-MEDIA Residence, a project by the Institut français in Germany

Deep-fake : le vrai du faux (Deep-fake: the true from the false), an innovative project in Germany to understand deep-fakes and raise young people's awareness of the media and their influence.

Updated on 14/12/2023

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What is the CINE-MEDIA residence?

Supported by the Institut français in Germany, the CINE-MEDIA creative residency launched by the Film and Media Office in Berlin in 2018 enables French and German secondary school pupils, with no prior knowledge of the partner language necessary, to spend a media and information education residence together. On the programme: masterclasses and workshops given by audiovisual professionals, film screenings and the making of very short films. The aim? To give young people the keys they need to understand better the content conveyed by the media, while enabling them to meet young people from the neighbouring country, in a fun context. 

The 2023 edition

The CINE-MEDIA residency traditionally takes place during the French Film Week in Berlin. Building on the success of the Berlin event, the Institut français in Germany wanted to expand this project in 2023 by creating 3 new similar residencies in Munich, Cologne and Weimar, with the local support of the branches of the Institut français in Germany. The French partners in the operation were the municipality of Valenton (Val-de-Marne) and the rectorats of Aix-Marseille, Amiens and Nice. 

The event brought together 80 French and German pupils in Germany from 22 to 26 November to discuss the themes of information and disinformation. 

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This year's topic was deepfake. Through creative workshops led by specialist speakers, the young people themselves produced faked content, and were thus encouraged to question and develop their critical sense of digital content modified with the help of artificial intelligence. The participants were very enthusiastic, and the atmosphere was convivial: "At times, it was a real sharing of experience, a mutual learning process!" explains one of the producer-trainers taking part in the project. 

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Local and current issues

The CINE-MEDIA residence offers a unique learning environment in the face of the growing development of digital technology and changes in its uses, and helps to combat misinformation. Its innovative format is both educational and interactive, with a programme of workshops led by audiovisual professionals. "It was great to be able to talk to real professionals! We met people we'd never have met otherwise," explains Florence, a German student taking part in the Berlin residency. 

The residencies are designed to ensure that unfamiliarity with the partner's language is not an obstacle to the success of the project, and that communication takes place naturally between the students, thanks to the teams of tutors supervising the young people. As one tutor puts it: "I try to ensure that the workshop is a place where people meet and respect each other, and a laboratory for artistic creation as a team".

 

Organised by the Institut français in Germany. Supported by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Franco-German Office for Youth, the Erasmus+ Mobility Fund and the Commune of Valenton.

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