European Focus Group on Film Literacy and School Education | June 10-12, 2019

Monday, June 10

9.30-10.00  Registration

10.00-10.05 Welcome address

10.05-11.05 Greetings

Rena Dourou, Regional Governor of Attica

Dr. Lefteris Kretsos, Deputy Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

Dr. Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture and Sports

Panos Kouanis, President & CEO, EKOME SA-National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication

Vassilis Kosmopoulos, General Director, Greek Film Centre

Nikolaos Grammenos, Consultant, Institute of Educational Policy

11.05-11.20 Coffee break

Session 1. Keynotes (Moderator: Dr Faidon Komisopoulos)

(click on speaker’s name to see her or his abstract)

11.20-11.40 ECFA: Different approaches to film literacy

Margret Albers, President, European Children’s Film Association

11.40-12.00 Perspectives for taking our next steps together

Mohsen Chiniforoushan, Secretary General, International Centre of Films for Children and Young People

12.00-12.20 “Film Education: from Framework to Impact”

Mark Reid, Head of UK Learning Programmes, British Film Institute

12.20-12.40 Education for the Audiovisual Expression. A teaching proposal

Menis Theodoridis, Former Head of the Committee for new National Curriculum in the field of Culture,

co-founder of the Karpos Center

The Greek National framework (Moderator: Dr. Rea Wallden)

12.40-12.55 Screening Film Literacy in Greek Public Policy: New actors & challenges

Irene Andriopoulou, Media Literacy Expert, EKOME SA-National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication

12.55-13.10 Audiovisual and Digital Literacies: The role of Educational Radiotelevision

Sophia Papadimitriou, Head of Educational Radio-Television and Digital Media

13.10-13.25 Film or/and Media or/and Audiovisual – Literacy or Education? That is the question 

Vassilis Kosmopoulos, General Director, Greek Film Centre

13.25-14.00 Discussion

14.00 – 16.00 Lunch break

Session 2. Thriving in diversity (Moderator: Margret Albers)

16.00 – 16.20 The Actions of France and the French Institute in Greece towards Film Education  

Laëtitia Kulyk, Attachée de coopération audiovisuelle, Institut français d’Athènes

16.20-16.40 Do the real thing. Kids and youth documentaries in education 

Gudrun Sommer, Festival director, doxs! dokumentarfilme für kinder und jugendliche / Duisburger Filmwoche

16.40-17.00 The Young Urban Cinema project

Michael Harbauer, Festival director / CEO, Schlingel Inte’l Film Festival for Children and Young Audience

17.00-17.30 Discussion

17.30-18.00 Free slot (networking, interviews)

Tuesday, June 11

Session 3. Challenges arising from practice and cross-disciplinary approaches

Session 3.1 Croatia & Poland (Moderator: Maria Komninou)

10.00-10.30 The challenge for planning anew

Sanja Zanki Pejić, Head of Festival and Educational Programs & Matko Burić, Acting General Secretary, Croatian Film Association

10.30-11.00 School and beyond. Enhancing positive synergies

Jadwiga Mostowska, Film Education Specialist, Centralny Gabinet Edukacji Filmowej & Jerzy Moszkowicz, Festival Director, Ale Kino! Inte’l Young Audience Film Festival

11.00-11.30 Discussion

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

Session 3.2 Sweden, Northern Ireland, Ireland (Moderator: Anastasia Dimitra)

12.00-12.45 Film literacy for an age of digital information cultures

– The Swedish Film Institute and the part of film literacy in Swedish schools today

Anna Hakkanson, Editor, Swedish Film Institutet, Editor

– The importance of diversity and gender equality in film selection

Daniel Lundquist, Head of Programming, BUFF Malmö Film Festival

– Exploring new places and concepts for teaching

Frida Lindberg, Visual Arts Educator and Founder, Den Pedagogiska Designbyrån

12.45-13.15 Northern Ireland – Further steps in film education: towards STEAM

Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education, Northern Ireland Screen & John Peto, Director of Education, The Nerve


13.15- 13.35 [Film education in Ireland: School programs and the role of the Irish Broadcast Authority]

Marion Creely, Chair, World Summit on Media for Children, Dublin 2020

13.35-14.00 Discussion

14.00 – 16.00 Lunch break

Session 4. Round table: Production of films for children & educational perspectives (Moderator: Panagiotis Iosifelis)

16.00 – 17.30 Presentation: “Films for kids in southern Europe: The state of Play” – Research commiissioned by Thessaloniki Inte’l Film FestivalEleni Chandrinou, Producer, Consultant

Communications: David Kleeman, Dubit – Kids Research; Margret Albers, German Children’s Film Association &

ECFA; Daniel Lundqvist, BUFF Malmö Film Festival; Mark Reid, BFI, Danai Vardali, Animasyros Festival & Agora; Vassilis Kosmopoulos, GFC; Stelios Kraounakis, EKOME S.A.; Lena Rammou, Mediterranean Film Institute

17.30-18.00 Free slot (networking, interviews)

Wednesday, June 12

Session 5. In schools, or in cooperation in schools? Complementary perspectives

Session 5.1 Denmark & Finland (Moderator: Anastasia Dimitra)

10.00-10.30 Informal learning – Any questions?

Susanne Wad, Film Studies Consultant, HowFar

10.30-10.45 [Film education, Cultural heritage and Curriculum in short

Kirsi Raitaranta, Deputy director, Head of Dpt. Promotion of Audiovisual culture, National Audiovisual Institute of Finland

10.45-11.00 “O teacher, where art thou?”

Mika Anttolainen, Operative Director, Oulu Inte’l Children’s and Youth Film Festival

11.00-11.30 Discussion

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

Session 5.2 Greece: Bottom-up dynamics: Film literacy in Greek schools and beyond (Moderator: Argyris Theos)

12.00-12.20 Olympia Inte’l Children’s Film Festival

Pantelis Panteloglou, Dep. Artistic Director, Head of International Relations

12.20-12.40 Thessaloniki Inte’l Film Festival

Eirini Delidaki, Museum Educator, Scientific supervisor of the educational programs

Maria Papasotiri, Head of the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum

12.40-12.55 Animasyros Festival

Yannis Athanasopoulos, Volunteer Coordinator

12.55-13.10 Chania Film Festival

Angelos Kovotsos, Film Director

13.10-13.25 Athens Inte’l Children’s Film Festival

Calliope Charalambous – Krief, Festival Director

13.25-13.40 Karpos Centre for Education and Intercultural Communication

Maria Leonida, Film Director, Head of Programs

13.40-13.50 Greek Film Archive

Maria Komninos, President of the Βoard of Directors

13.50-14.00 Discussion

14.00-16.00 Lunch break

Session 6. Bridging the film literacy gap. Russian Federation & Cyprus (Moderator: Yannis Skopeteas)

16.00-16.30 Film as a tool for education and nurture. Development of children’s attention as a teacher’s area of interest. Example of a collaboration between NGO and government in development of the educational system

Nikolai Dann, Festival Director & Alexander Schkolenko, Head of International Relations, Zero Plus Inte’l Film


16.30-17.00 [Joining forces: Dpt. of Educational Technology, Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus & Cyprus Film Days]

Anna Tsiarta, Educational Technology Sector Officer & Petros Charalambous, Artistic Director, Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth

17.00-17.20 Discussion

Closing session

17.20-17.40 [Enhancing communication]

Gert Hermans, Editor of ECFA Journal & Margret Albers, ECFA President

17.40-18.00 Closing remarks

David Kleeman

Thursday, June 13: Greek Workshop “Integrating Film Literacy in School Curricula. Proposals and Perspectives”

in cooperation with: Greek Educational Radio-Television; Institute of Educational Policy

Download the agenda in pdf