‘Film in Hospital’, instigated by JEF (Belgium) was launched internationally two years ago together with BUFF (Sweden) and Sedmi Kontinent (Croatia) as an online platform for film screenings and audience engagement, dedicated to children in hospitals, revalidation centres or recovering at home.
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Kinosaure invites families with young children (approx. 2-5 years old) to the cinema and enables audiences to interact with audio-visual content and to participate in dynamic, creative activities. Kinosaure encourages curiosity and the joy of cinema from a very young age.
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The Busan Int’l Kids FF was launched in 2005 with the aim of educating children to recognise the true value of film, and to communicate with the world through cinema. It is all about the voice of youth! As Asia’s biggest, and Korea’s longest-running, young audience festival, BIKY screens over 170 films and welcomes approximately 600 guests. Continue reading “ECFA proudly welcomes BIKY”
Extended reality is a fascinating and rapidly growing audio-visual set of mediums that expands the possibilities and boundaries of cinematic language. Content is indeed king and it is no less than a film festival’s mission to foster and advance new approaches towards XR storytelling. Continue reading “Riga IFF goes XR”
How to film or animate the human body? And what does that bring to the sensory experience of cinema? In her work with Linfraviolet, former ECFA president Céline Ravenel links cinema with its most physical aspects. Her presentation focused on two specific Linfraviolet workshops.
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Ever since Europe has gone into quarantine, the Olympia Film Festival started broadcasting one quality young audience film per day through its Facebook page.
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Due to unusual circumstances in the current festival circuit, some of the information in this ECFA Update might already be obsolete at the time of publishing. Cancelling events to prevent a further spread of the corona virus can be a last minute decision.
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In the JEF festival (Antwerp) the first ECFA Awards of the year came in all three categories: feature, short film and documentary. It doesn’t happen often that an animation film makes it to the list of nominees but MARONA can claim its rightful place among the stars.
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