EFAD contributed to the European Commission public consulation on the New Digital Education Action Plan with a focus on the value and needs of Film Education in Europe.
In its contribution, EFAD insisted on the cultural, critical and creative value of film literacy for children and students in their formal and non-formal education environments and the need to fully integrate it into digital education solutions at European and national level.
The COVID 19 situation has highlighted the potential of online learning. Film educational platforms hosting film, learning materials and creative technologies have proven their worth for formal education as well as informal debate and exchange between students and their teachers in spite of the loss of physical meeting opportunities. A future European strategy for Film Education should be based on strengthening the volume of European film catalogues with quality fiction and documentary films representing a broad bandwidth in terms of subjects and age groups. The recent experiences also point out the need for creating a long term sustainable network and platform for exchange of ideas, pedagogical methods and best practices across film educators and teachers.
Read the the full EFAD contribution here
More information about the EFAD Film Education Working Group here