CCAJ: European Archives, Cinéma and Jeunesse @ Cinema Ritrovato

CCAJ : European Archives, Cinéma, and Jeunesse

ACE Film education Training at “Il Cinema ritrovato” Festival
Friday, July 1st, 10.00 – 16.00 pm
Sala Cervi, Via Riva di Reno, 72/A, Bologna

A group of education specialists from key European Cinematheques in the ACE are inviting colleagues to a one-day seminar at the Festival del Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna on Friday 1st July.  Cinematheques and film archives have for many decades led the engagement of schools, children and young people with the heritage of cinema, and this event seeks to extend and amplify that work, principally by inviting renowned cineaste, thinker and educator Alain Bergala, to lead a discussion around approaches to film education. The day comes in two parts:

  • in the first part of the morning (10.00 – 12.00), a methodological master class on the analysis of creation starting from a film – Victor Erice’s  El espíritu de la colmena, (Spain 1973) – led by Alain Bergala*, concerning the key and effective approaches and pedagogies that support engagement with film. All participants are asked to watch the film (again) beforehand.  Taking one ‘key film’ as a focus we believe will anchor the discussion in a real example from the European (and gobal) cinema heritage. El espíritu de la colmena / Spirit of the Beehive is available to stream via the CinEd platform.
  • in the late morning (12.00 – 13.00), we will move into a presentation and discussion about the long running film education programme ‘Le Cinèma, cent ans de jeunesse‘, led by Nathalie Bourgeois, and aimed at European Cinematheque partners who are intrigued by this unique and world leading ‘dispositif’.
  • After lunch (14.30-16.00), we invite Cinematheque Education partners as a group to use the morning’s conclusions and examples to consider how education can be more clearly and assertively articulated within the worldview of the European Cinematheques family.  Our institutions are happy to say that education is at the heart of their missions, but what does this really mean?  And how can we really mean what we say?

*Alain Bergala is best known as the author of L’Hypothèse Cinéma, which articulated a defence of cinema as an art form, together with radical pedagogies for getting to the heart of the ‘creative act’ of making film.  He is the artistic advisor of ‘Le Cinéma cent ans de jeunesse’, an international film education programme running continuously for 27 years and counting.


A cooperation of Cineteca di Bologna, DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, British Film Institute and ACE.

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