Invitation to an international meeting of film education experts, Izola, 15 March 2019

Invitation to an international meeting of film education experts, Izola, 15 March 2019

On Friday, 15 March, an international meeting of film education experts will take place at the Manzioli Palace in Izola, providing many opportunities for knowledge enrichment and experience exchange. It is intended for pedagogues and film education professionals from the Primorska region and beyond, but also for all who believe in the power of European cultural connections. We will host five film education specialists from Spain, Germany, Lithuania and the UK – representatives of our partner organisations in the Moving Cinema project. Otok, Institute for the Development of Film Culture has joined the project’s 2018–2020 edition.

The two-year project fully titled Moving Cinema: Methodologies, Strategies and Tools for Young People to Appreciate Cinema and Become Active Spectators is one of only eight projects awarded support for film education within the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. The project’s activities are intended for young people aged between 12 and 18 and their main aim is to create or strengthen the links between teenagers and European auteur cinema, both at school and in their leisure time.

Programme of the international meeting:

  • 9.30: registration & good morning coffee
  • 10.00–11.30: public presentation and discussion

In the first part of the meeting, we will be joined by Núria Aidelman and Mireia Canals (A Bao A Qu, Spain), Jon Echeverria (Kijufi, Germany), Gintė Žulytė (Meno Avilys, Lithuania) and Yvonne Gordon (Centre for the Moving Image/ Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK). The presentation of the project and the partners will be followed by a public discussion with all the participants of the meeting, especially regarding the introduction of film education in the school system.

  • 11.30–12.30: snack break & socialising
  • 12.30–15.30: workshop for pedagogues and film education professionals

One of the important special features of Moving Cinema is its emphasis on film language as a means of expression with an incredible power of developing creativity in any area and on any topic. That is why part of the project’s methodology is to offer pedagogues and film education professionals an opportunity to become – for the first time or again – enthused by the seventh art by way of simple exercises and thus gain a positive experience they will want to impart to the young. The workshop on ‘light and faces’ will be led by guest experts and is suitable for teachers of all school subjects.

Information and application:

The entire international meeting will take place in English. Participation is free of charge; the number of places is limited.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Lorena Pavlič,, 040 549 779, or Ana Cerar,, 031 220 030, by Friday, 8 March, at the latest. When you apply, please specify whether you would like to take part in the a) presentation and discussion, b) workshop, c) entire meeting.

The event is organised with the support of the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe and in cooperation with the Italian Self-Governing National Community in Izola.

You are kindly invited and see you again at Isola Cinema!