In May 2022, European MEDIA funds approved the international Film in Hospital project for two more years. Film in Hospital can now keep striving to grant ill children in hospitals and revalidation centres access to exclusive, festival-quality films and educational materials.
Involved in the project are six European partners, Sedmi Kontinent (Croatia), JEF (Belgium), Il Nuovo Fantarca (Italy), Pack Màgic (Spain), Kinodvor (Slovenia), and BUFF (Sweden), all active members of ECFA. Film in Hospital grants children the experience of an international film festival. The platform’s film content is accompanied by educational material, quizzes, introductions with cast & crew, a voting platform to act as a festival jury and links to applications that explore or enforce the film experience even further.
The Film in Hospital goals
With the approval of the European MEDIA funds, the project can consolidate and ensure consistent quality of film education, audience development, and fostering European values and uniqueness through AV culture.
From now on Film in Hospital wants to go even further by defining general criteria for a concept of selecting ‘Responsible AV Engaging content’, based on specifying the characteristics of age groups, being respectful of gender differences, and considering the peculiarities of each of the different European territories’ cultural and economic backgrounds, emphasising the European cultural diversity and richness. Furthermore, the content on the platform will be upgraded with heritage titles to improve understanding of European film history, connecting generations through shared movie experiences and enriching young audiences with different approaches to storytelling.
Contact: Loes Welkenhuysen (JEF), Loes@jeugdfilm.be, +32 (0) 3 303 43 13