European Cinema Education for Youth

"CinEd is a European cooperation programme dedicated to cinema education.
Its objective is to help the greatest possible number of European youths aged 6 to 19 discover European cinema. "
"CinEd aims at providing privileged access to European cinema and its wealth of films, and to teach young people about its cultural and linguistic diversity, developing their critical analysis skills and learning cinematographic techniques and language. Created and launched by the Institut français in Paris, this comprehensive programme is supported by 10 partners from 8 European countries (Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Finland, France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic), all involved in cinema education."

"The mission of CinEd is to welcome new beneficiaries, associated relays as well as new partners from other countries every year, in order to develop and enhance its collection of European films, reach as many young people as possible, and become a long-lasting programme. "

CinEd is co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe/MEDIA programme.

CinEd proposes

  • A digital platform to organize public screenings 
  • A collection of European films selected for a young audience
  • Teaching materials to accompany the screenings​
  • Trainings and activities with young people

CinEd key figures

Since the launch of the platform (Spring 2016) to August, 31st, 2017:

64 trainings in 7 countries

1 792 mediators and teachers trained

360 screenings in 52 cities

21 000 young people involved, more than half of whom have seen at least two European films

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  • 14 Jan 2018


    As part of its third year of implementation, CinEd is organizing jointly with its Bulgarian partner a cooperation meeting which will bring together in Sofia, from 14 to 18 January 2018, the 10 partners of the project for 4 days of collaborative work around the two following axes: the preparation of an annual report on the work carried out, and the preparation of the application for the European Creative / MEDIA program of the European Union.

    On the occasion of the presidency of Bulgaria at the Council of the European Union, a round table on "Cinema and Arts Education at School in Bulgaria and Europe" is organized on 17 January at the Institut français of Bulgaria. The meeting will bring together and will involve alongside actors and European partners of CinEd Mr. Eric Lebedel, Ambassador of France in Bulgaria, Mr. Kamen Balkanski, Director of the Media Desk of Creative Europe Bulgaria as well as the Bulgarian director Petar Valchanov and several teachers engaged in film education in Bulgaria.

  • 07 Dec 2017

    CinEd invited to the European Culture Forum in Milan (7-8 December)

    CinEd  is invited this year to participate in the European Forum for Culture, a flagship event organized twice a year by the European Commission to enhance the visibility of cooperation to bring together the main actors in the cultural sectors and discuss EU cultural policy and initiatives. Its 2017 edition will mark the official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 devoted to common cultural goods and all their aspects.

    As part of the "Films of the Past for the future of film" session, CinEd will present the specificity of its comparative and progressive pedagogy. An approach that aims to raise awareness and train young people in European cinema from the dialogue between heritage films and contemporary creation within its film collection.


CinEd in action with young people

Discover films and discuss them, describe and compare excerpts, apply cinema to real life…

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