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Knowing and passing on cinema
27th of April 2018
09:30 - 16:30

Registration required (by the 23rd of April at the latest) by email : workshop@cinematek.be

Although films can now be seen in a wide range of media, and the release of even the most modest "blockbuster" becomes a global phenomenon, passing on the knowledge of film history as well as the tools to understand cinema has never been so necessary - but also so difficult to implement.

Whether at home or in a cinema, on a large screen or small, from a physical support or a dematerialized file, there are many ways to watch a movie; a coexistence of media and means allowing us to immediately access cinematographic or audiovisual content, very often with no contextualisation.

This simultaneous and immediate access (that is to say, without mediation) to images can be an issue, calling for the intervention of mediators to help the uninitiated to overcome the confusion generated by the flow of images to which he is daily exposed. An intervention that helps the spectator to go from a simple consumption of moving images to a documented and critical view, addressing cinematographic images in all their richness and complexity (from a technical, aesthetical or ideological perspective).

Is it necessary to be a specialist in cinematographic art to be a film educator? What pedagogy can be implemented; which tools and skills are needed, and how can film educators build their own expertise? What is the place of the film educator in the scholarly or extracurricular environment? What is his relation with the teacher, with the artists, with the films? In our digital world, developments are emerging in this area, allowing a new circulation of the 'film education know-how', that is better shared and more widely spread. But in doing so, they make even more essential the goal that brings us together: to stimulate the encounter between a viewer and a film.

Finally, examining the work of film educators leads us to two more general reflections. The first about the place of film history in the learning processes, as a « total art » and an essential form of expression of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The second about the 'training of film educators' policy, and the role that institutions are led to play, both on a national and a European level.

Knowing and passing on cinema is a workshop organized within the framework of the Film Literacy InCubator Klubs.