3D Wire is a project that brings together the production and distribution of the digital sector and international animation in the town of Segovia. Its aim is to bring the public closer to new technologies and audiovisual art through formative workshops for kids and adolescents: scratch and robotics workshops, plasticine modelling workshops (“El show de la plasti”, teaching children how two create live stop-motion animations) or silhouette animation workshops (“Batalla de animadores”, where various groups of adolescents create a stop-motion piece in 24 hours). Furthermore, morning films are shown for kids with educational guides for the audience.
The (S8) “Mostra de Cinema Periférico” schedules educational activities, taught by cinema directors and professionals attending the Mostra. These activities include Masterclasses, bringing young people closer to the tools necessary to take on the various possibilities offered by cinematographic creation. The “Live Cinema” workshop also teaches how to use new digital tools and the latest technological progress in software and hardware; the “Animation and lighting experimentation workshop” analyses various forms of representation, ranging from pre-cinematographic experiments to non-figurative films. The "MINI (S8)" section is also arranged, an audiovisual training space with viewings and workshops for children between 4 and 14 years of age.
Abycine- the Albacete International Film Festival- dedicates several sections of its programme to the teaching of audiovisual skills to children and adolescents. The "Abycinitos" section intends to bring European animation short films to Primary School children and "Mi primer Abycine", addressed to Secondary Education students, is a broader section of Spanish and international short films. “Bilingual Cinema” is also arranged for Secondary School students, a pilot programme to discover cinema, basically with works in English. On the other hand, as programming outside the festival and held throughout the year, Abycine arranges "El Aula del Corto", a programme to make Albacete secondary schools familiar with cinematographic grammar and language.
“Alcances - Muestra Cinematográfica del Atlántico” offers a series of activities open to the public in order to disseminate, promote, retain and create new audiences of documentary films. These include workshops and seminars (audiovisual techniques and a camera workshop in conjunction with Canon) and a “Fast Film” short film competition, in conjunction with Festival Cinestres (within 48 hours- 24 for shooting and 24 for editing- short films are created 8 minutes long at the most, on a documentary topic and shot in the city of Cádiz).
One of the tasks pursued by Animac - Muestra Internacional de Cine de Animación de Catalunya is to develop teaching matters, establishing a link between education and animation. Various Animac workshops are arranged, such as workshops related to the Degree course in Audiovisual Communication of Lleida University or the beginner’s stop-motion workshop, amongst others. School meetings are also arranged, along with a prior project between each school and Animac in order to contribute to the education of children and adolescents as future spectators and creators. These include "Un lugar para todos", addressed to pre-school and early students; "Pequeños héroes", for initial and mid-level students, and "El ruido del mundo" for secondary school students.
The DocsBarcelona Festival- International Festival of Documentary Films- has assigned a special section in its programming for adolescent spectators, entitled "Docs & Teens". This section proposes a new way of travelling to discover different realities nearby and in other countries, addressed to this age group. Each year, students from different schools in Barcelona and its surroundings convene in the cinemas in the morning to participate in an entertaining and educational experience, where all students are able to further their knowledge and hold discussions with experts and with film creators and directors.
The Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival dedicates three lines of activity to education and cinema. In 2014 it has arranged a Horror Film Screenwriting Course for Cinema and TV. This initiative has been jointly launched with SGAE and the Association of Basque Screenwriters, directed at persons wishing to create and develop fantasy film projects for the audiovisual sector, including both professionals and amateurs. Furthermore, in this edition of the competition a Masterclass has been arranged on how to direct an animation project. Finally, a line of events for kids has been set up known as "FANTeskola". The programme includes two selected films shown in Basque, specifically addressed to young spectators.
The African Film Festival has assigned a section to education and training in cinematographic skills through the arrangement of 2.0 cinema review workshops for graduates in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism. These workshops focus on the viewing of films from Spain, Senegal and Morocco. Likewise, the “Aula de cine africano" programme, in this case universally rated, invigorates cinema talks and debates.
The Madrid Film Festival (PNR) arranges a series of events to bring cinema closer to new audiences. These include a series of European and Latin American short films, with specific programmes for children and adolescents, a series of meetings and round tables with university creators and the scheduling of special viewings for the deaf.
The Huelva Festival of Latin American Films strives to promote Latin American cinematographic culture and bring it closer to children. The Festival has a section entitled “Films for Kids and Adolescents”, where between five and seven films are shown, of different sources and educational topics, specifically selected for the youngest audience. It also arranges a cycle to inform the adult audience about cinema. These activities are coordinated with different schools and various associations in the province of Huelva, in charge of choosing the film to be projected to their students, depending on the topic, age or matter to be subsequently discussed in each educational curriculum.
The Film and Human Rights Festival of San Sebastián, wishing to bring cinema closer to new audiences and provide training in cinematography matters, arranges special film passes for school students; first of all, the content of the film is introduced and explained for its better understanding, and later a teaching guide is provided to the teachers in order to subsequently work with their students at the school.
For some years, the Aguilar de Campoo Short Films Festival is launching several projects in order to train young spectators in audiovisual language and encourage their knowledge and critical thoughts. With the collaboration of local Primary and Secondary Schools, the “Aula de Cine” section is held, with two main activities: "Proyecciones del Jurado Joven", where young people form a jury in which they actively and critically participate, and a "Stop Motion" workshop, where children produce an animation short film with biscuits, which is used in the festival’s next edition. The smallest children are reserved the "Ciclo Toon a Ville" space, showing the latest progress in animation.
The Málaga Spanish Film Festival, since the very beginning, has been aware of the need to become involved in the training of audiovisual skills, which it has materialised through programmes such as "Cinefórum", dedicated to Secondary and Pre-University students; the aim is to develop a critical spirit and encourage value-based education, with both general and specific contents on the history of cinema, to particularly include Spanish cinema. Both Cinefórum and the "Cine para la infancia" programme, dedicated to Pre-School and Primary School students, specific teaching material is provided for each film and audience; preparatory work is completed before visiting the festival and, later, the knowledge acquired is put into practice with creators and guest speakers. Likewise, in the section dedicated to animation- "Animazine"- workshops are arranged as well as a sample of animation feature films for children between 8 and 16, as well as a Masterclass for Pre-University and Higher Education students, where a dialogue may be established with national creators and producers.
The San Sebastián Festival arranges various educational programmes addressed to children and adolescents and all audiences. The first is an International Meeting of Film Students, in collaboration with Tabakalera Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea. At this event, which is basically aimed at encouraging an exchange of experience and knowledge, a selection of students present their works, attend Masterclasses and participate in meetings with professionals of the cinematographic industry. The activity ends with a prize award by a jury consisting of the students themselves and a prestigious film-maker; in addition to selecting the winning films, the possibility is offered of visiting the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Festival. Another section is dedicated to Kids’ Films, consisting of film premieres specifically addressed to this audience, some of which are subtitled in Basque. Finally, a “Retrospectivas” section is assigned in order to bring unattainable films to the youngest spectators and the general public.
Educacine- the Madrid International Festival of Cinema and Education- is an initiative linking the educational and cinematographic work under the same proposal. It carries out different activities encouraging cinema at school, to include "Lo que el cine te enseña", a viewing of a selection of films related to teaching and the educational work, with the teachers’ support; "Coloquios de película", an event involving the showing of different films, with renowned and experienced speakers in the field of each film; "Plan Educacine Familiar", an educational activity that links the showing of a film to workshops, guided visits, exhibitions, etc. All of these are aimed at using cinematographic qualities to stimulate reflection, dialogue and study.
Addressed to educators- teachers and parents- and students.
The Huesca International Film Festival schedules a series of activities on audiovisual education, to include "Todos los niños al festival", a special event for primary school children; "Todos los mayores al festival", a special event for senior citizens, showing short films produced in Aragón and including meetings with the film directors; the "Los Oficios del Cine" workshop, aimed at Secondary School students; the "Iniciación al Stop Motion" workshop, aimed at children; "Master Class: Carteles del Festival", in conjunction with the Huesca School of Art; and "Otra manera de ver cine", in conjunction with ONCE, a viewing with a descriptive audio system that uses eye masks in order to treat disability as a valuable asset for spectators. Furthermore, the programming is complemented with "Transmedia e Interactividad", where the cinema universe is extended through smartphones and tablets; the "Ruta del Cine de Huesca" is also arranged.
The “Festival Internacional de Cinema Gai I Lèsbic de Barcelona” arranges a programme each year on audiovisual skills, inviting the arrangers to discuss topics related to homophobia and bullying at schools. Through these activities, cinematographic and audiovisual language is stimulated in order to help the spectator complete a thorough reflection, massive awareness on how to act in real-life situations at schools and teaching centres. To do this, a series of presentations are arranged by specialists in the topic and creators of the works selected, in addition to free viewings and discussions between the teachers, students and specialists in the matter.
“Márgenes” is a film festival dedicated to new audiovisual trends in Spain, Latin America and Portugal, which is held through its on-line platform www.margenes.org and at its physical premises in Spain, Mexico, Uruguay and Colombia. It is expressly dedicated to films evidencing a formal and ethical commitment to cinema and society, not yet premiered or which have encountered difficulties to be eligible for standard distribution. As part of its “Aula de Cine” project, it offers various formative activities (workshops or masterclasses, amongst others), taught by renowned creators and professionals in Spain’s audiovisual scenario and directed at universities, cinema schools and cultural/educational institutions.
The International Film Festival for Children and Adolescents (FICI), arranged by the “Tambor de Hojalata” Association, is aimed at promoting value-based education through films, encouraging cross-culture and presenting a variety of quality films from different parts of the world. In addition to viewings, most of which have teaching guides, educational workshops are arranged such as “Dubbing”, “Soundtracks”, “Social Cinema” or “Production” and the opportunity is provided of becoming part of the festival jury, all to ensure that underage viewers are not mere spectators but also participate actively and critically.
During the holding of the Gijón International Film Festival, in its section addressed to the youngest audience- "Enfant Terrible"- workshops, round tables and meetings are arranged with directors. Given its origins as a festival addressed to children and adolescents, this festival has always been of particular interest for the youngest spectators. Each year a Young Jury is set up, consisting of young jurors between 17 and 25 years of age. All viewings are accompanied with teaching guides and complementary cinema workshops in order to understand the stages of the creative cinematographic process; the ultimate aim is for all participants to write, prepare, analyse, shoot and assemble small audiovisual pieces.
Filmets - Badalona Film Festival dedicates a series of sections to training and skills in audiovisual matters. Of interest are activities such as "Filmets Jove", a series of international fiction and animation short films that inform school students of social and human values; "Filmets para la Convivencia / Derechos Humanos", a series of short films for young people on social and human issues; "Filmets en Familia", a children’s animation film event to share with their families; "Petit Filmets", a series of animation short films for young school students, nurseries and city libraries. Other parallel activities are arranged, such as the exhibitions "Exposición Filmets Vintage" and "Espacio Juguetes de Cine", and workshops such as "Masterclass: Animation Techniques", for cinema and fine arts students (time lapse, stop motion, etc.).
JamesonNotodofilmfest dedicates two lines of activity to cinema education: JamesonStudio and JamesonNotodofilmfest Weekend. The first is an annual programme of formative activities related to the audiovisual world, with professionals of the cinematographic industry acting as teachers, addressed at anyone interested in the world of cinema (specialised workshops on cinematographic creation, meetings with professionals of the cinematographic industry, microdistilled viewings of short films in La Fábrica and premieres of feature films with the collaboration of Cineteca Matadero). Its second line, JamesonNotodofilmfest Weekend, is a cinematographic meeting arranged with Cineteca, the City Council of Madrid and Matadero Madrid, where more than 60 professionals teach in workshops and participate in cinematographic conversations, professional meetings, premieres, short-film marathons, showing of feature films, pitching, an exhibition or an express shooting.
Since its very beginning, Lesgaiscinemad - Madrid Festival of Lesbian, Gay and Transsexual Films- is arranged as a way of generating a cultural change through cinema, seeking to match the audiovisual industry with education, breaking down stereotypes and encouraging awareness amongst the general population of the risk and social exclusion to which sexual minorities are exposed. It is addressed to people over 18 and its programming includes viewings with director talks, film passes that are not typically cinematographic (theatres in the suburbs or associations, amongst others), round tables and educational material for the films participating in the festival. Likewise, over the year, some of these activities are arranged at Autonomous University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid and Rey Juan Carlos University.
Mecal - Barcelona International Animation Short Film Festival, directly affects the formative and professional side of the festival by programming educational activities such as a Master Class with some of the professionals participating in the festival and Escuela Animación 9Zeros (a stop-motion workshop), conferences, workshops to discuss different topics, such as painting, music, sound, graphic scripts, backgrounds, computer-generated images, screenwriting, animation, real action or distribution. There is also a special event for kids, introducing them to short films.
MICE - “Muestra Internacional de Cine Educativo” is a festival dedicated to children and adolescents, promoted by Asociación Cultural Jordi el Mussol. It is aimed at disseminating image culture, encouraging audiovisual communication and promoting audiovisual culture in all forms. Its activities include events between teaching staff and other education/communication agents; seminars, conferences and workshops to circulate information on services, goods and products used to promote and increase awareness of the audiovisual work amongst children. Some examples of the workshops arranged are: "Cinema Tricks: special effects”, “”Croma” Workshop” or “Dubbing Workshop”.
“Mostra Internacional Films de Dones” (Barcelona), arranged by Drac Màgic- involved in disseminating and studying audiovisual culture- is a film festival aimed at promoting female-directed films, evidencing feminine audiovisual culture and the filmography of female producers all over the world. During the event, several workshops are arranged: “Minute Video Workshop. Your own space”, where young people learn about all the stages in a creative process to create a one-minute short film (this workshop is also arranged at the Wad Ras women’s prison in Barcelona once a year) and “Cinema workshop with young immigrant women”, who learn how to make a collective short film.
La Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote es un proyecto cultural que se desarrolla a finales de cada año en diferentes municipios de la isla de Lanzarote. Está organizado por una asociación sin ánimo de lucro, la Asociación de Cine Tenique, cuyo principal objetivo consiste en promover, difundir y exhibir cine independiente.
Nació en 2011, y bajo la dirección de dos reconocidos profesionales del mundo del cine —Javier Tolentino y Víctor Moreno—, se ha ido consolidando como una cita de referencia en el cine independiente nacional e internacional. En 2018 la Muestra emprendió una nueva etapa con Javier Fuentes Feo como director.
The Tui International Documentary Festival arranges various programmes related to training in audiovisual skills, to include the “Filmed Portrait” workshop, proposing that a selection of students or young producers create a portrait of seven Tui residents. The outcome, shown at the end of the festival, is also a choral community portrait. Also of interest is the “Docs in progress” workshop, aimed at producers involved in an ongoing work, who are able to exchange creative concerns in order to progress in each one of the works presented. Masterclasses are also arranged, led by the winning film makers, a Seminar on Cinematographic Critique (addressed to students, bloggers or the general public) and a writing workshop where the knowledge acquired in the seminar is put into practice. Finally, a “Laboratorio De Apuntes Fílmicos” (LAP) is established as a space for young film makers who are able to investigate their own calligraphy, reflect on cinema through cinematographic exercises and exchange a documentary view with other from and to Galicia.
The Seville European Film Festival seeks to bring quality European films to young and adult audiences through various teaching programmes. These include the arrangement of special viewings in original version for young spectators (“Europa Junior”), along with teaching materials and various workshops and meetings with film creators and professionals of the audiovisual industry. Formative and participative activities are also arranged, such as "EFA Talks" and "Casa de los Poetas y las Letras", other formative workshops in audiovisual matters (“How to shoot a short film with a mobile phone” or “Animation and audiovisual teaching”, amongst others). These seminars are arranged along with Seville University and Pablo de Olavide University, in addition to activities at Adult Education Centres and competitions such as "48 Hour Film Project" or "Imagenera", a contemporary work on Andalusian history.
The Medina del Campo Film Week dedicates a series of formative and participative activities related to cinema, in order to inform children, adolescents and adults residing in the entire region of Medina del Campo. Activities are scheduled, as well as film cycles and workshops such as the “Film Workshop” (which takes place during the two months prior to the festival; subsequently, the outcome of the workshop is viewed at the closing act), “Film cycles dedicated to schools and pre-university centres” and “Chair with the classics” (taught by teachers of the Valladolid University Film Chair, with viewings in Castillo de la Mota). Furthermore, participation in the festival’s juries is encouraged by arranging a young jury (200 young jurors between 18 and 29 years old), which grants various prizes in the festival’s official sections, and the “Mancomunidad Tierras de Medina” Jury, in order to extend the festival’s activities to the broad region of Medina del Campo.
The San Sebastián Fantasy and Horror Film Week arranges a series of activities to inform the public of this cinematographic gender. Short film workshops are held for children, with game related to fantasy movies. Exhibitions on the topic are also held for families.
The Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI) arranges its programming for young audiences with the Miniminci (children between 7 and 12 years old) and Seminci Joven (adolescents between 12 and 18 years old) sections, which use cinema to promote values such as friendship, solidarity, respect for cultural diversity as opposed to discrimination, intransigence or violence, without forgetting essential care of the environment. All viewings are scheduled in school hours, at no cost, open to all schools who wish to attend with their students. Seminci Joven has its own prize, granted by young participants to the best film and a critique competition through the social networks on the feature films shown. Miniminci also includes a drawing competition to choose the sign that will represent the youngest section of the festival.
“Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya” has various sections used to educate a spectator’s view. These include the programming of the Sitges Family section, addressed to children. In this same section there is a specific part assigned to El Garraf schools, where the Sitges municipality is located. Joint work is carried out with ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya) with activities and lines of work that are jointly developed (ranging from student discounts to conferences, exclusive master classes or round tables). In turn, as a parallel section to the Sitges festival (which is international, as it is arranged in three languages), the Phonetastic Sitges Mobile Film Festival is arranged, where short films are presented, created with smartphones and tablets.
The Bilbao Documentary and Short-Film Festival (Zinebi) arranges different activities for training in audiovisual skills whilst the festival is being held and throughout the year. Prior to the festival, a sample is presented with the works completed during the year by students of Basque Country University, Professional Training schools, the Cinema School of the Basque Country and other schools, and the Zinebi - Express competition is arranged, where participants have 48 hours in which to shoot a short film in Bilbao. During the festival, Zinelabe (conferences, workshops on production, financing, project presentation/pitching…) is arranged, for students and professionals, and Zinebieskola arranges events for children, in Castilian Spanish and Basque. At the same time, under the auspices of Unesco Etxea, secondary school students may participate in a jury and choose the best short film related to children and adolescents. Over the year, various samples of short films are arranged with other institutions to divulge this format amongst different types of audiences (Zinebiklub, hACERÍA arteak / ZINEBI and BAD / ZINEB).