Open Call for Teachers: European Film Factory Focus Group

Are you a lower or upper secondary school teacher? Are you working in the EU in English, Croatian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish or Romanian? Are you passionate about movies and you think that film education can be enriching for your classroom? If yes, then answer to this call!

European Schoolnet is looking for 12 teachers to form the European Film Factory Focus Group that will help create pedagogical material based on a film catalogue of 10 European feature and short films.

What is the European Film Factory?

The European Film Factory is an ambitious EU-funded project that aims to support film literacy by giving teachers and their students (11 to 18 years old) the unique opportunity to participate actively in film education. Now in its second season, the project will add 10 new films to its existing catalogue, hosted on an interactive and pedagogical platform. The films, that reflect the European identity in its diversity, are currently subtitled in eight languages, and an additional language will be added: Croatian. Teachers and students of lower and upper secondary education in any member state of the Creative Europe sub-programme MEDIA will have free access to the platform and pedagogical material that will allow teachers to create easily film educational lessons. The project is funded by the MEDIA programme of Creative Europe and led by Institut français in collaboration with ARTE Education and European Schoolnet.


Teachers need to:
  1. 1. Be teaching in one of the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme that has as official language one of the following nine languages German, Croatian, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Greek or English.
  2. 2. Teaching in the secondary level education (11 to 18 years old).
  3. 3. Experience in producing learning resources.
  4. 4. Interest in film education and in creating cultural content.
  5. 5. Good proven knowledge of English.


Application form: fill in this application form.

Deadline: 14 May 2022 at 23:59 CET.


What is the role of the Focus Group?

As part of the Focus Group, teachers will be required to work together in a team and:

  1. 1. Attend a two-day training on film education and on how to produce pedagogical material. The workshop will take place in the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels in July 2022*.
  2. 2. Create collaboratively 10 pedagogical kits based on the new additions to the film catalogue. (8 feature films and 2 short film programmes)
  3. 3. Organise collaboratively online webinars for fellow teachers and students.
  4. 4. Participate and give testimonials during educational events.
  5. 5. Attend online meetings according to the needs of the project.
  6. 6. Attend a two-day symposium event during a film festival in Europe in autumn 2023*


*pending covid-19 situation.