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Age: 3-6
Sessions: 32
Session's duration: 2h


Do children of pre-school age require films that have characters with which they can identify and a linear plotline? Or are they also open to abstract films? These questions are being investigated by the Deutsches Filminstitut in the pilot project „MiniFilmclub“, which aims to find out how one may transmit film as an art form and as an aesthetic experience to children aged between four and six. Children from two Frankfurt nursery schools have been regularly visiting the Deutsches Filmmuseum since September 2014, in the process getting to know film as an art and the cinema as a specific performance venue. Following a screening of avant-garde films they deal with the aesthetic principles of film-making in activity units and subsequently return to the cinema with a heightened perception. On a daily basis, film (in the form of DVDs) enters the facilities with a standing equal to that of the children's books on offer.


The Framework sets out a series of outcomes to which any film literacy programme or project, be it in the formal education or informal education sector, could realistically aspire. It is not expected that any one project could deliver all of the outcomes in the Framework, but rather it is hoped that by placing the critical, creative and cultural dimensions alongside each other that it will be possible for project developers to explore issues and outcomes beyond their own current practice.

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Film Education Framework for Europe
To inspire and equip perople across Europe to be able to access, enjoy, understand, create, explore, and share film in all its forms throughout their lives
Film Sensibility
Key Dimensioms of Film Education
Creative Processes | Practices | Participation
Critical Processes | Practices | Participation
Cultural Processes | Practices | Participation
Areas of Learning
Specificities of Film
Social, personal and collaborative processes
Critical personal response
Wider film engagment
Historic and Institutional context
Reflective learning
Learning Outcomes
Critical thinkers
Adventurous Creators
Expressive individuals
Sensitive contributors
Reflective practitioners
Active collaboration
Confident Explorers
Informed participants
Discerning audiences
Enthusiastic advocates
Independent learners
Engaged citizens
Engage with film in all its form
Experience film in the cinema
Discover film from the past
Experience the art of film
Experience creative opportunities in film making
Reflect on national and world cultures
Identify, question and reflect on ideas and values
Disposition for Lifelong Learning
Connecting to Life and Work
Personal Development
Civic Responsibility