Launch of the film education project ‘European Film Factory'

The Institut français, ARTE Education and European Schoolnet are initiating the development of European Film Factory, a project co-financed €1 million by the MEDIA / Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

The Institut français, leader of the project, with a wealth of experience in film education, has teamed up with two partners in the forefront of digital innovation in schools to develop European Film Factory: ARTE Education, a subsidiary of the European television channel behind Educ'ARTE, the educational digital service, and European Schoolnet.

From the beginning of the 2020 school year, European Film Factory will allow pupils and teachers from all member states of the Creative Europe programme to have free online access to a catalogue of ten films from Europe's film heritage. An interactive platform will allow the pupils to take an active part in their film education (through tools developed by Educ'ARTE to annotate, cut out images, etc.). The ten films, nominated and selected by a European panel of professionals from the film and education industries, will be diverse in terms of year of production, genre, nationality, and subject matter. The platform will also be accessible on mobile devices and will thus take into account the usage patterns of young people between 11 and 18. The films will be subtitled and available in German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Romanian and Greek, covering the eight most-spoken languages ​​in the European Union.

In order to reach a large number of schools, the project consortium will address both the European Ministries of Education, and groups of teachers who will test and disseminate these tools and content, thanks to the involvement of European Schoolnet.

The consortium will finally launch an ambitious communication campaign to reach as many Europeans as possible.

Have an eye at the press release (in French) for more details.