Playing with Dice - and other special effects

Available language: en it


Age: 3-6
Sessions: 8
Session's duration: 2h 2h 2h 2h 2h 2h 4h


This percourse was dedicated to children aged 4 and 5 and was divided into 3 phases: 1. Teacher's training: we met the kindergartens' teachers in order to share objectives and methodologies and to provide them with a short introduction to the cinema language and early cinema. 2. A second phase concerned the screening at Cinema Lumière, where children watched some early trick films such as Jeu de dées. After that, children began to work on the shorts they had seen, trying to re-create similar scenes of tricks and special effects (disappearances / sudden appearances...) in order to introduce the third phase. 3. Children and teachers worked together in the classrooms, structuring micro-stories and preparing the materials they needed for the shooting day. In the last 4 hours of the project, we went to school and built a little set, we divided the children into small groups, each one of them dealing with a particular scene / effect. After a while, they all started to propose new effects and stories that they would love to shoot.


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

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Activity Type

Screening Workshop