Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse – CCAJ

Kick-off meeting in October 2021 at Ciné 104 in Paris ©Emiliano Ovejero

The international, renowned film education project “Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse” (CCAJ) enables students worldwide aged 6 to 18 to participate in a unique educational experience that combines film viewing with film analysis and filmmaking practice. Each school year focuses on a different theme.

Originally conceived in 1995 – the 100th anniversary of film – by Nathalie Bourgeois and Alain Bergala and housed at the Cinémathèque française in Paris, CCAJ has grown steadily. Today, the project lives through its large international network of cultural partners in 14 countries who are involved in its implementation in their countries or regions. It’s worth visiting CCAJ’s official website, which has many interesting film education resources in three languages available at www.cinemacentansdejeunesse.org

DFF is participating in the project for the third time in the 2021/2022 school year. Together with filmmaker Adrian Oeser and the teacher Christian Dirksen, 19 9th and 10th grade students from Frankfurt’s IGS Herder are exploring the topic of “motifs in cinema”.

Sophie Charlotte Erichsen is the project coordinator at DFF.

Sophie Erichsen
Tel.: +49 69 961 220 – 318
Email: erichsen@dff.film

The CCAJ project at the DFF is funded by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain in the project Kunstvoll.
Logo Kunstvoll
CCAJ 2019–20

In the school year 2019/2020, the DFF participated for the first time in this project. Together with filmmaker Melanie Gärtner, 9th grade students from Frankfurt’s Schillerschule explored the topic of “sensations in cinema” (“sensation au cinéma”). The participating students had been shooting small film clips with the filmmaker since fall 2019 in preparation for the shooting of a final film to be made in spring 2020. Unfortunately, due to the Corona pandemic, the project could not be completed as planned.

CCAJ 2020–21

In the second run of the project in the school year 2021/2022, the 17 participating students (9th and 10th graders) at the IGS Herder in Frankfurt got to work with the filmmaker Cristina Diz  on the topic of “Time in cinema” (“temps au cinéma“). The results of this workshop were summarized in the international blog of the Cinémathèque française at  blog.cinematheque.fr/100ans20202021