From 2014 to 2016, the DFF, along with five other leading European film archives and cinema institutions (Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Les enfants de cinema Paris, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Watershed Bristol), participated in the ABCinema project funded by the European Union.

The project aimed to engage the next generation of cinema audiences in film as an art form and an important part of our cultural heritage.

During the first year of the project, in addition to the exchange of best practices between the institutions, a catalogue of films was created to work with different target groups. Depending on their expertise, the different partners chose a target audience ranging from pre-school children to teenagers. The resources developed for activities and workshops around the ABCinema film catalogue are freely available on the website (

The DFF contributed its broad expertise in early aesthetic film education and developed workshops for children aged four to six on art and experimental films (Link).

In the second year of the project, the perspective of a representative from each target group (Ambassador) was introduced to make the best practice models accessible to many more children and adolescents, as well as to educators and teachers.

Christine Kopf and Hannah Schreier
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