The internationally renowned film education project ‘Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse’ (CCAJ) enables students from 6 to 18 years of age worldwide to participate in a unique educational experience that combines film viewing, film analysis and filmmaking practice. Each school year focuses on a different theme.
Originally conceived by Nathalie Bourgeois and Alain Bergala in 1995 – the 100th anniversary of film – and based 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. These partners are involved in the implementation of the project in their countries or regions. It is worth visiting the official website of the CCAJ, which offers a wealth of interesting resources on film education in three languages.
The DFF will participate in the project for the fourth time in the school year 2022/2023. Eighteen 9th and 10th grade students from Frankfurt’s IGS Herder will work with filmmaker Adrian Oeser and teacher Christian Dirksen on the film question “Centered/Decentered”.
Sophie Charlotte Erichsen is the project coordinator at the DFF.