Film Literacy Seminar: Exploring Visual Culture

10 October 2018

This October Cinekid, ECFA, Eye and FLICK are hosting the Film Literacy Seminar: Exploring Visual Culture in Amsterdam. The industry event is organised on Tuesday October 23rd. You can view the day's programme here.

Film offers a wealth of possibilities as a cultural subject: film is art, film is entertainment and film is part of our cultural heritage. And like the other arts, film can move, entertain and make us think. Film is also a very popular medium for discovering and understanding the world. Understanding the visual language of film has become an essential skill in our society, but also understanding the way in which images are used and presented is key. Increasingly more organisations are united and working together to bring across this message.

The aim of the seminar is to exchange and broaden perspectives on visual culture and the role of film in the cultural and educational debate. Best practices are discussed and with hands-on sessions, we are going to zoom in on a variety of topics. How can we work together to create a powerful film- and media lobby; what are the do’s and don’ts for a successful collaboration on a national and European level; and how do we get film in schools as part of the standard curriculum? These are some of the challenges we want to address. 

It will be an inspiring day with informal sessions in an international environment, from which we gain more knowledge on how to put film education on the map of European schools. 

We look forward to welcoming you on October 23rd at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You can view the day's programme here.

Accreditation requests for single tickets (€ 49,95) for the Film Literacy Seminar can be found here.

Accreditation requests for combination tickets for Cinekid for Professionals + Industry Forum + Film Literacy Seminar (€ 249,95) are already open and can be found here.

keynote speaker

“How can we change education systems and practices and align them with the education we strive for?”, Claire Boonstra asks on her website. “Before talking about the ‘what’ and the ‘how’, we first have to discuss the ‘why’”, she states.

Cinekid, EFCA, Eye and FLICK are delighted to announce Claire Boonstra as keynote speaker at the upcoming Film Literacy Seminar: Exploring Visual Culture held on October 23rd in Amsterdam. As founder of Operation Education and known for her ability to raise the difficult questions needed to move forward, Claire is invited to kick off the seminar and inspire us to ask the right questions needed to put film education on the map in European schools.

How can we, as non-educators but passionate about getting film in the curriculum, lead change and encourage schools to join us in exploring visual culture? Or should we be asking ‘why’ first? The seminar will be an inspiring day, in an international environment, to exchange and broaden perspectives on visual culture and the role of film in the cultural and educational debate.

Following Claire Boonstra’s keynote, international best practices are discussed and with hands-on ‘how to’ sessions we are going to zoom in on a variety of topics and address challenges such as: How can we work together to create a powerful film- and media lobby; what are the do’s and don’ts for a successful collaboration on a national and European level; and how do we get film in schools as part of the standard curriculum?  .

About Claire Boonstra

Claire Boonstra, a former co-founder of tech company Layar, WEF Tech Pioneer and Young Global Leaders, founded œ Operation Education in 2012. œ Is a Dutch non-profit which creates space for the transformation towards the education we strive for and develops programs, networks and an architecture to enable educational leaders to lead the change.

The Film Literacy Seminar: Exploring Visual Culture is co-funded by Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union.


By clicking the link you can see the Film Literacy Seminar's planning.