TIFF pilots film education program at Cluj-Napoca high school

The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the country’s largest film event, will pilot a film education program at the Gheorghe Șincai National College in Cluj-Napoca during the 2022-2023 school year.

Film education courses will be offered as an optional area of ​​study for a class of second-year (tenth-grade) students. The program, designed by film and education professionals, aims to offer students the opportunity to deepen their film training, while watching and analyzing carefully selected films.

The structure of the program and a training for teachers will be presented on June 20 as part of this year’s edition of TIFF. Access is free but limited to 25 participants.

At the same time, the festival prepared a new edition of EducaTIFF, the program aimed at arousing the interest of young audiences in cinema. Children can see several films at this year’s EducaTIFF, including Laura Wandel’s Playground, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes in 2021; Mascha Halberstad’s animated film Oink, recently screened at the Berlinale; Documentary by Guðjón Ragnarsson raise the bar, about an all-female basketball team; and Bartosz Blaschke Sonata.

Also on the program, Fabien Gorgeart Family, the story of a boy who must leave his home to return to his biological father; by Jens Sjogren I am Zlatan; and Radivoje Andric how i learned to fly.

EducaTIFF is also a series of workshops for children and teenagers, including one on cultural journalism, for teenagers aged 14 to 18; one on special effects, for teenagers aged 16 to 18; and one on stop-motion animation technique, for children aged 10 to 12.

This year’s edition of TIFF runs from June 17-26 in Cluj-Napoca.

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Helen D. Jessen