EKOME launches a new collaboration with the British Film Institute by offering new resources on film education.
In this context, we translated three Study Guides into Greek as part of the project “Film – A Language Without Borders”, co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, in cooperation with Vision Kino and the Danish Film Institute. The guides, classified by age, provide teachers with the opportunity to approach crucial contemporary social and political issues, such as migration, industrialisation and globalisation, as well as the eternal challenges of emotions, identity and growing up through the fascinating exploration of European film.
Two modern-time multi-awarded films, Paddington (2014), My Life as a Courgette (2016) – Academy Awards and BAFTA nominated, Annecy winner – and a series of short films dating back to the silent era: The Red Balloon (1956) – Academy Award winner for best script, Jemima and Johnny (1966), Palle Alone in the World (1949) are selected to be watched and worked upon in the classroom.
Given the ongoing research on the impact this collective film experience has on children, the project partners, as well as EKOME, are interested in receiving feedback from the teachers involved. Please support this initiative by answering the following assessment questionnaires (in Greek): Paddington, My Life as a Courgette, Short Films.
EKOME plans to further elaborate on the issues set by the films by providing extra educational material as well as the opportunity to actively support teaching in the classroom, so stay tuned for more information!