The LUX Prize back to school with FRED Film Radio

The LUX Prize back to school with FRED Film Radio

FRED Film Radio, the multi-lingual, digital film network, which broadcasts in 25 European languages, has launched an educational film initiative across Europe entitled FRED AT SCHOOL.
 
FRED AT SCHOOL is an educational audience development projectsupported by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme and presented by FRED Film Radio. It is a multi-language film literacy project with elements of media (radio) literacy, conceived for secondary schools and implemented by a growing number of European countries. The objective is to raise awareness of European films and culture among young people (students aged 14 - 16).
 
Currently eight countries have signed up to the programme: the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Croatia, Romania, Iceland with many more countries lined up for next year’s programme to be announced at this year’s Venice Film Festival. It is an inclusive project with films made accessible to visually and hearing impaired audiences.
 
Each participating school has shown four films to their students, each having been shortlisted from the European Parliament’s LUX Prize competition. The films have been selected as age appropriate and with subject matter relating to pertinent issues of European citizenship and correlating to the educational curriculum.
 
The selected films are:

The participating students have had the opportunity to watch, and discuss each film and record their reactions and film criticism on the FRED AT SCHOOL radio platform, an opportunity to share their schools’ thoughts and ideas with all the other participating schools in the programme.
 
FRED Film Radio is organising a conference on July 2nd where thefilmmakers, students, teachers, minority language representatives and members of the film industry will give a snapshot of the achievements of the first edition and the potential expansion into second edition, which will include additional languages.
 
Some results of a film literacy research study of the eight participating countries will be revealed alongside the prize for best film awarded by the students themselves.
 
The filmmakers of the four selected European films have been invited to attend.
 
The event will be accessible for the visually and hearing impaired.

  • What: FRED at School Conference
  • Where: 309 Regent Street Cinema, London W1B 2UW
  • When: 11.00-13.00pm, July 2nd