European Project on Film Education for Toddlers
Children of pre-school age are ahead of most adults at least in one respect: they are open to supposedly difficult art and, contrary to general expectations, place little value on identification figures or a story oriented towards a narrative. They respond to abstract film perfectly well. Experimental films in particular give children plenty of room for imagination, sharpen their perception and train a self-confident and creative approach to the media.
In the framework of the EU-funded CINEMINI project, the DFF together with four other partners (EYE Filmmuseum (NL), Taartrovers (NL), Kinodvor (SLO), Austrian Film Museum (AT)), aims to test concepts of aesthetic film education on 4-6 year-olds. From November 2018 though October 2020, the broad expertise of the participating institutions will be brought together with the goal to jointly select, test and make available films online accompanied by pedagogical materials and methods for practical use in daycare centres and other facilities.