The Finnish international film festival Espoo Ciné (ECFA member since 2016) offers a versatile programme for kids, teens and teachers.
Espoo’s ‘Ciné Junior’ programme (6-12 May) this year expands to an event of its own presenting fresh young audience films. Family Day (6 May) launches off Junior Ciné, a fun event with free screenings (including the popular ‘Gigglebug’ series, and ECFA Award winner MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI), workshops and activities for children of all ages.
On top of the diverse film selection, Junior Ciné offers workshops, a movie masterclass for teens as well as a programme for teachers and educators: the Ciné Seminar focuses on media education in the early childhood years, then plunging into current topics like hate speech and disinformation. There is also a workshop for teachers about the ‘CinEd Film Education Project’, that includes watching a movie and working in groups on the themes and styles represented in the film.
Junior Ciné supports the curriculum all the way from kindergarten to high school. Screenings will be held in various theatres around Espoo and Helsinki.
Contact & info: Maria Lehtonen (Junior Ciné Coordinator), firstname.lastname@example.org; www.espoocine.fi.