DFF’s film club “Blickwechsel Jetzt!”, founded in 2015, is a place for cultural participation and encounter for young people with and without refugee experience aged 14 to 18. By 2022, around 1,000 young people have been reached, who experience the DFF as a place where they are welcome and can engage in exchange beyond the constraints of school and everyday life.
Every month, around 15-20 young people meet for dinner before going to a film screening together at the DFF cinema. The program ranges from current films to classics and short film programs from around the world. After the screening, participants get together to discuss the film. Partly, the participating students curate the film program themselves. At LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Fans, they present their favorite films in their own program.
After a break due to the pandemic, the Film Club continues in 2022 with new ideas! Guests included young film fans from the meeting place “Über den Tellerrand – Frankfurt”. On some dates, filmmakers are present to talk about their film and filmmaking in more general.
The film club was created in collaboration with the Aktive Schule Frankfurt and is realized together with the Kolpinghaus Frankfurt and the AWO volunteer agency “Freiwillig”.
The participatory further development of the film club has been supported by “Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung” since 2019.