Film Macht Mut – Film Inspires Courage

Film education against racism and anti-Semitism for 1st to 6th graders.

The Film Macht Mut project places social diversity and the criticism of racism and antisemitism at the center of film education.

Film Macht Mut activates children interested in film, teachers, and people involved in cultural and political education to recognize racism and anti-Semitism as powerful images and narratives in film, but also as power structures in our society, and to work actively and courageously for change. Using film examples and practical exercises, participants will explore diversity, discrimination and solidarity in (children’s) film. The project team also receives further training on how to focus on diversity and how to fight discrimination.

Aesthetic and practical approaches to film are combined with educational work to promote democracy in empowering workshops for first to sixth graders. The first workshops for school groups are available from spring 2023.

Teachers will be offered one-day training sessions to introduce the topics of racism and anti-Semitism in film. Initial dates are scheduled for 2022/2023.

Film Macht Mut is a project of VISION KINO in cooperation with SchulKinoWochen. It is funded for three years by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Federal Government’s catalogue of measures against racism, right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism. It takes place throughout Germany and is implemented in cooperation with the project offices of the SchulKinoWochen in the federal states.

Workshops and trainings are free of charge. Courses are accredited by the Hessische Pädagogische Akademie.


Project managers at DFF:

Miriam Reichert
Phone: +49 69 961 220 684

Deniz Özbay
Phone: +49 69 961 220 685

Current dates

Current training dates are available on the project website


Registration for training courses is done through the website of the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie

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Vision Kino

Funded by

Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien