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.