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

Spring 2016

29 trainings in 6 countries

737 mediators and teachers trained

60 screenings in 36 cities

5,605 young Europeans reached in less than 3 months

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  • 09 Oct 2017


    The European cinema education program for young people aged 6 to 19 and their educators in Europe, CinEd, opens its third year of existence with a co-operation seminar in Lisbon, starting on 9 October.

    Around 28 persons from 8 partner countries, experienced trainers, teacher’s representatives and professionals from the film industry, will assist to those days of intense and collaborative work and research about cinema education best practices.

    Cooperation meeting and workshops, prepared by Institut français (pilot project), La Cinémathèque française (pedagogical coordinator) and Os Filhos de Lumiere (our portuguese partner) will consist in training and concertation dedicated to CinEd programme’s implementation in all its aspects.

  • 09 Oct 2017

    Joaquim Pinto, director of "Uma pedra no bolso" during the Kick meeting in Lisbon

    The 9th October, during the CinEd public session, a class of young portuguese accompanied by their teacher joined the Kick off to discover with partners and experts, Uma Pedra no Bolso, a film from the CinEd collection and to exchange with its director Joaquim Pinto.

    The screening was followed by many questions : 
    • how was the desire of this film born, 
    • how were the actors chosen, 
    • how was the dance scene turned, 
    • was there a precise scenario, 
    • why this music?

    At the end of the session, a young person questioned Joaquim Pinto: "But this film came out in theaters? Because if you make a trailer of this film I think it will be very interesting to show! Young people, they will love it ... For me it is a great film ; I liked it! "

    The debate continued with professionals interventions and came to an end with a warm thanks from Joaquim Pinto: « I thank CinEd for choosing this film from so many possibilities, I am extremely pleased that this program allowed it to be reviewed today by young people. Otherwise it could have completely fell into oblivion ».

CinEd in action with young people

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

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