In 2019 the European Commission launched a call for “Cinemas as Innovation Hubs”.
The stunning short film* programmes curated by teenagers each year are the beating heart behind the KUKI Festival in Berlin.
This year the City of Segovia (Spain) will reinvent the identity of its major film festival, transforming it into a place of reference to discuss the future of European cinema. Continue reading “New initiative: Segovia, a place of reference”
Children are great explorers, using all their senses when embarking on an adventure, as observers, researchers and creators, all at the same time. This understanding is at the basis of all Taartrovers’ activities. For this Dutch organisation films are the foundation of their work, while at the same time connecting with visual arts, nature, food, dance, music and storytelling. Taartrovers creates inspiring artistic settings in which children can express feelings and stories. Even in turbulent times.
Three European features will compete in the Feature Films for Children section at the 9th edition of Ojo de Pescado IFF, the oldest festival of its kind in Chile, with online screenings from August 29th – September 6th, and with a jury consisting of children and teens only.
In an ECFA interview in May 2019, Dutch young audience documentary producer par excellence Tangerine Tree came with sad news: “We are planning to decrease our efforts in youth documentaries.” But blood is thicker than water, and with more than 10 titles in different stages of (pre)production, Tangerine Trees’ agenda until 2022 looks more than packed.
A national lockdown could as well be considered an opportunity to test new means of action. The Olympia Festival (Pyrgos) decided to respond to the situation through a series of initiatives:
One year ago the Croatian Film Association presented their ambitious plans for film education in the challenging era of a new school curriculum. Now, the pandemic situation pushed the association to their limits to develop a modified programme overnight.