1. About the project
The educational project “My Street Films at Schools” offers several modes of workshops of varying duration, including a theoretical and a practical part, with the aim of broadening the awareness of various film genres, trying to make one’s own film and promoting the film online. To make the programme attractive for young people, it is necessary to deal with themes that are close to them in a form that they like. For this reason, the project is conducted by an experienced filmmaker at the particular school and the students’ film concepts focus on “My Street “; i.e. places that are most important for the students at this period of their lives.
The theoretical part consists of a comprehensible introduction to film theory and an introduction of film genres with an emphasis on documentary film. By means of film clips, the students will learn to differentiate e.g. between reportage and documentary and to understand the significance of film editing and film language.
The practical part of the programme is based on the particular model the teachers at the given school will choose for their students. However, in all of the models, the students will see what a good film idea is, in what ways reality can be treated in a film and how film directing influences the interpretation of the reality around us. All tutors have their own equipment that they lend to the students during the practical part for shooting. The practical part also includes film editing under the guidance of the tutors.
The students will acquire a basic understanding of the film language and composition, develop their critical thinking and social sensitivity and acquire particular practical experience giving them a chance of self-expression and creative freedom. At the workshop, they will also learn to interpret films and differentiate e.g. between propaganda and manipulation in film compared to pure information and to look at the events taking place around them, besides acquiring practical skills that will enable them to express their opinion on these events in an audiovisual work.