Save the Date: Film Literacy Seminar

16 July 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 in the run-up to Cinekid for Professionals, which starts the next day. 

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. 

Accreditation requests for single tickets (€ 49,95) for the Film Literacy Seminar will open August 28.

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