Presentation of programme

CinEd aims at facilitating the implementation of cinema education actions for young people across Europe using its platform – an innovative tool helpful to organize free public screenings through the dematerialized transfer of digital files.

The platform offers contemporary and heritage films from partnering countries and is currently accessible in up to 45 European countries. The films are chosen with diverse young audience in mind and are collectively selected by the partners in the consortium, forming a high-quality collection of European films. 

The platform also hosts pedagogical tools to accompany screenings for young audiences and run activities before or after the screening. The platform and all of its content are multilingual. The films are available in their original language and are subtitled in close to 8 languages, including English.

From elementary school to high school and outside the classroom, several pedagogical activity pathways are provided to help teachers and mediators introduce the films to young audiences and develop their taste for cinema. In the partnering countries and beyond, trainings are offered to help spread the programme and familiarize teachers and mediators with the available tools.

To help participants from other countries to programme the films in their own languages, a simple device is provided so that new subtitled versions may be added. 

Do you want to submit subtitles or translate the pedagogical materials into your own language? 


Who are we?

Created and launched by the Institut français, CinEd gathers 10 partnering associations from 8 European countries

Associació A Bao A Qu (Spain), Asociace českých filmových klubů - AČFK (Czech Republic), Asociația Culturală Macondo (Romania), Association SEVEN (Bulgaria), La Cinémathèque française (France), GET Cooperativa sociale (Italy), IhmeFilmi (Finland), Institut français (France), Os Filhos de Lumière - Assiociação Cultural (Portugal), Societatea Culturala NexT (Romania).

These partners, all involved in image and cinema education, are cooperating in a reflective and operational manner. Drawing on their own experiences, they created common methodology and tools to analyze films and spread cinema.


Discover the cooperating partners

CinEd’s mission is to welcome every year new beneficiaries, associated relays as well as new  partners from other European countries. 

Do you want to join the programme as an associated relay or  partner, participate in our collective reflection and cooperate with us, to promote cinematography in your country? 


Who does CinEd address? How can you benefit from it?

CinEd is designed for a large range of participants: teachers from all specialities and levels, cultural mediators, and cinema and audiovisual professionals who want to work towards building European culture and educate young people about European cinema. 

The programme is accessible, not only in the partnering countries, but also in 45 countries in Europe.

CinEd also encourages business participants in the cinema distribution and exhibition industry to take part in the programme, by organizing regular screenings of films from the collection for a young audience. After negotiating the rights and obtaining copies of the films from distributors, exhibitors have a range of pedagogical materials at their disposal to animate their screenings and organize workshops.

Local coordination

Each partner or associated relay  organizes and coordinates CinEd activities on a local scale: managing requests for platform access and sign-ups to CinEd, screenings and film analysis with  young people, training instructors with the goal of familiarizing teachers and cultural mediators with the CinEd programme and pedagogical approach, progress assessments, publicity and communication about the CinEd programme at educational institutions, cultural organizations and people who promote image and cinema education. 

For countries where there is no partner or associated relay  coordinating the programme, access is provided by the Institut français in Paris as the head coordinator of CinEd.

Do you want to join us and become a coordinator in your country?