Film Macht Mut – Movies Give Courage

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

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

Film Macht Mut activates film-enthusiastic children, teachers and people from cultural and political education to recognize racism and anti-Semitism as lingering and powerful images and narratives in film and as power structures in our society. The project seeks to give guidance and inspiration on how to actively and courageously advocate for change. Using film examples and practical exercises, the participants look at diversity, discrimination and solidarity in (children’s) film. The project team also receives further training in diversity orientation and discrimination policy.

In empowering workshops for first to sixth graders, film-aesthetic and film-practical approaches are combined with educational work that promotes democracy. The first workshops can be booked for school classes starting from spring 2023.

For teachers, one-day training courses will be offered as an introduction to the topics of racism and anti-Semitism in film. Workshops will start in the school year 2022/2023.

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

The workshops and training courses are free of charge. The training courses are accredited by the Hessian Teachers’ Academy.


Project managers at DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum:

Miriam Reichert
Phone: 069 961 220 684

Deniz Özbay
Phone: 069 961 220 685

Current dates

The current training dates can be found on the project website


Please register at the website of the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie

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Funded by

Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien