Training for Educators Year-Round

Training „Film Education for Teachers in Hesse“ at Hessian Media Centres

In cooperation with the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie (LA), we have developed various courses in the field of teacher training, which are carried out at media centres throughout the state of Hesse.

The courses offer teachers opportunities for qualification in one of the central fields of media education – the field of “dealing with film and other forms of moving images” – focusing on teaching skills required in the core curricula of various subjects. The aim is to sustainably establish the promotion of film education at schools and in other teaching contexts.

One focus is on films that are binding for the subjects German and English in upper secondary school. We also offer continuous support for teachers regarding the exertion of their newly acquired skills in class. For this purpose, our instructors come directly to your school.

The training courses are aimed at teachers of all school forms, especially secondary school teachers.

This project is run by the DFF, in cooperation with the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie and the respective media centre.

The advanced training courses are accredited by the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie.

The following topics are available this year:

  • Literature and Film
  • Real or Fake? – Where Does “Scripted Reality” Begin on TV?
  • Short film at school
  • Talking About Films – Analysing Films in English Lessons: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
  • See Sounds – Hear Images
  • Shooting Location School: Film Practical Exercises
  • Talking About Films – Analyse Films – Compare Films in German lessons: WOYZECK
  • History in Film
  • Let’s Make an Animation Film
  • Introduction to Film Analysis

Contact at DFF:
Miriam Reichert | | Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220-688
(Mo-Thurs, 8:30 – 13:30)
Christina Schneider | | Phone: +49 (0)69 961 220-223
(Mo-Thurs, 10:00 – 15:00)

Contact Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie:
Bernhard Bauser | | Phone: +49 (0)6051 8514287

Advanced Trainings

In this training course two film adaptations of Büchner’s drama fragment will be subjected to a comparative analysis. WOYZECK (Director: Werner Herzog, GDR 1978/1979, 81 mins.) and WOZZECK (Director: Georg C. Klaren, Germany (East) 1947, 101 mins.). The participants are given concrete instructions as to which methods are particularly suitable for the analysis of film adaptations of literature in class.

18.10.2019 | 09:30-14:30 | Medienzentrum Wiesbaden
21.10.2019 | 14:00 -17:00 | Medienzentrum Offenbach
29.10.2019 | 14:00-17:00 | Medienzentrum Groß-Gerau
25.11.2019 | 14:30-17:30 | Medienzentrum  Lauterbach
28.11.2019 | 14:00 – 17:00 | Medienzentrum Korbach

Dr. Carsten Siehl Filmvermittler, Autor und Kurator
Dr. Carsten Siehl Filmvermittler, Autor und Kurator

This workshop provides a detailed film analysis of the 1962 classic, including its language and historical background. In addition, it draws out key differences between the 1962 film and Lee Harper’s 1960 novel, thereby highlighting the uniqueness of each particular art form.

The second half – which is now wholly praxis-orientated – takes the film as the basis for practical exercises. These include creating abstract portraits through careful photographic framing, making story boards in group work, discovering the school as a film location through different camera angles and introducing film clips as images without sound or sound without images into class lessons.
This teacher training is a “bring your own devices” event. That is, all participants are encouraged to bring their own smartphones or tablets (or those belonging to their school).

20.08.2019 | 09:30-14:30 Uhr | Medienzentrum Wiesbaden
26.08.2019 | 14:00 -17:00 Uhr | Medienzentrum Offenbach
28.10.2019 | 09:00 -15:00 Uhr | Medienzentrum Main-Taunus
31.10.2019 | 11:00 -16:00 Uhr | Medienzentrum Wetzlar, Standort Dillenburg

Dr. Julian Namé, Filmwissenschaftler, Medienpädagoge
Dr. Julian Namé, Filmwissenschaftler, Medienpädagoge

Literature and film are two independent art forms, but they have a strong connection. This course examines intertextual references and the transformation from one medium to another. Numerous film and text excerpts are used to sharpen the focus on the central effect of both forms and to demonstrate possibilities for one’s own analytical and creative work.

The practical examples range from FAUST, OLIVER TWIST, EFFI BRIEST and THE TRIAL to BLADE RUNNER and TRAINSPOTTING by authors such as J.W. Goethe, Charles Dickens, Franz Kafka, Philip K. Dick and Irvine Welsh. Among the filmmakers are Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Fritz Lang, David Lean, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hermine Huntgeburth, Danny Boyle and Ridley Scott.

Dr. Martin Ganguly is a film pedagogue at the Berlin International Film Festival, lecturer in teacher training, author and teacher at Berlin schools, presenter and coach in (film) pedagogy, value mediation and the arts, director and drama studies at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.

21.08.2019 | 10:00 -16:00 | Medienzentrum Limburg/Weilburg, Standort Adolf-Reichwein-Schule

Dr. Martin Ganguly, Filmpädagoge und Autor
Dr. Martin Ganguly, Filmpädagoge und Autor

In this course we take a look behind the scenes at formats that seem real but are fake. And get to know some of the methods used by the makers of these TV formats to manipulate their actors as well as their viewers.

Pina Dietsche studied design at the Cologne International School of Design (KISD) and film direction at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the USA. Since 2011 she has been working as an author, director and creative producer for television formats such as Quarks (WDR) and Neo Magazin Royale (ZDF). For the latter she realized the so-called #verafake, a long-term project in which two actors were smuggled into the scripted reality show “Schwiegertochter gesucht” (RTL) and uncovered the partly dubious methods of the scripted reality industry.


23.09.2019 | 13:00-18:00 I Medienzentrum Heppenheim
24.09.2019 | 10:00-15:00 I Medienzentrum Wiesbaden
25.09.2019 | 10:00-16:00 I Medienzentrum Limburg/Weilburg, Standort Adolf-Reichwein-Schule
24.10.2019 I 10:00-16:00 I Medienzentrum Dieburg
03.12.2019 I 10:00-16:00 I Medienzentrum Lauterbach

Pina Dietsche Drehbuch, Regie, Redaktion
Pina Dietsche Drehbuch, Regie, Redaktion

The seminar is aimed at all those who would like teach their pupils how to shoot a short film. During the seminar, participants gain practical experience as a film team and learn about dramaturgical characteristics of feature films, music films, documentaries, animated films and experimental short films. The seminar explains everything about the steps necessary to realise a short film in a school context and provides tips on filming as well as information about children’s and youth film festivals.

13.09.2019 | 09:00-16:00 | Medienzentrum Wiesbaden
08.11.2019 | 09:00-16:00 | Medienzentrum Limburg/Weilburg, Adolf-Reichwein-Schule
28.11.2019 | 10:00-16:00 | Medienzentrum Rüsselsheim

Birgit Lehmann, Filmemacherin
Birgit Lehmann, Filmemacherin

In this training course, we instruct teachers at how to go about shooting a film with their pupils at school without an editing programme, using simple technical means according to the motto “Bring your own devices” (smartphones, tablets).

22.10.2019 | 10:00-16:00 | Medienzentrum Groß-Gerau

Dr. Julian Namé, Filmwissenschaftler, Medienpädagoge
Dr. Julian Namé, Filmwissenschaftler, Medienpädagoge

How do we look at pictures without hearing a sound and how do we perceive sounds without at the same time having a picture in front of our eyes? What happens when image and sound are used simultaneously? This course explores the mutual relationship of sound and image on the basis of practical exercises. It offers methodical-didactic suggestions for lessons.

11.09.2019 | 12:30 – 17:30 | Medienzentrum Korbach

Dr. Julian Namé, Filmwissenschaftler, Medienpädagoge
Dr. Julian Namé, Filmwissenschaftler, Medienpädagoge

Participating teachers will first be introduced to various forms of animation in a short theoretical part of this course. Subsequently, they will create short animated films in small groups and combine them with a score. In this context we also provide information on how to realise a short film at school and how to best integrate the activity in the curriculum.

19.09.2019 | 10:00-16:00 | Medienzentrum Heppenheim
21.11.2019 | 10:00-16:00 | Medienzentrum Rüsselsheim
04.11.2019 | 09:00-15:00 | Medienzentrum Korbach

Urs Daun Filmpädagoge
Urs Daun Filmpädagoge

Looking at films from different decades, countries and genres, this course explains the principles of cinematic narration and examines the correlation between content, form and film technology in detail. The examples used offer numerous points of connection to current teaching topics.

06.11.2019 | 14:30-17:30 | Medienzentrum Frankfurt

Dr. Carsten Siehl Filmvermittler, Autor und Kurator
Dr. Carsten Siehl Filmvermittler, Autor und Kurator

The medium of film is particularly suitable for developing an awareness of history. This advanced training course offers a film analytical examination of historical events depicted in fiction and documentary. Time periods and topics covered range from antiquity through the Middle Ages, the French Revolution, the First World War and National Socialism, racial conflicts in the USA as well as socio-political issues of the former GDR. The past is reconstructed and analysed on the basis of filmic representations, encouraging the critical examination of society, global contexts and cultural conflicts.

30.11.2019 | 14:30-17:30 | Medienzentrum Frankfurt

Dr. Carsten Siehl Filmvermittler, Autor und Kurator
Dr. Carsten Siehl Filmvermittler, Autor und Kurator