At the SchulKinoWochen (School Cinema Weeks), which take place annually and nationwide, the cinema becomes a classroom! The SchulKinoWochen offer schools a varied programme of films, numerous special events with guests, workshops and further training for teachers. The aim is to promote film education as a teaching technique in classrooms. During the SchulKinoWochen, the cinema serves as a place of experience, where pupils are encouraged to productively learn about and discuss the specifics of the medium and to interpret film critically and competently. Free educational materials with more information about the films are available and complement the visit to the cinema.
SchulKinoWochen is a nationwide project of VISION KINO in cooperation with numerous partners including the ministries of education and culture of the federal states and the film industry.
The DFF organizes the SchulKinoWochen Hessen in cooperation with the Film- und Kinobüro Hessen. The recognized educational measure of the state Hessen is supported by the Hessian State Institute for Private Broadcasting and New Media (LPR Hessen), the Hessian media initiative Schule@Zukunft and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. In addition, the Hessen Media Centres and the Open Channel Media Project Centres of the LPR Hessen are involved. The project takes place in cooperation with the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts and is supported by HessenFilm und Medien and the Hessian Ministry of Culture.
With the participation of over 1,500 Hessian schools and more than 598,000 schoolchildren and teachers attending in the years 2007-2018, the SchulKinoWochen Hessen programme sets new standards in the field of film education.