Institut français - Launch of the European film education platform "European Film Factory". [fr]

On 26 August 2020, the French Institute launched a European platform for film education, European Film Factory (, supported by the MEDIA / Creative Europe programme of the European Commission and developed in partnership with ARTE Education and European Schoolnet.

The European Film Factory will be accessible in eight languages to students aged 11-18 and teachers from all countries participating in Creative Europe. A communication kit is available in the 8 languages of the project so that the posts can communicate with their educational and cultural network. An online press day is organised on 17 September to present the project to the European press. An online launch event will be organised on 13 October.

As a reminder, in 2019, the European Commission has launched a call for proposals through the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe to promote film education in Europe. The programme has received €1 million in support from the European Union.


The European Film Factory is an innovative and pragmatic support scheme for film education in Europe. The French Institute, the project leader, with a wealth of experience in European film education, has surrounded itself with two partners at the forefront of digital innovation in schools:
- ARTE Education, a subsidiary of the European television channel behind the digital educational service Educ’Arte,
- European Schoolnet, a non-profit organisation that brings together thirty-four ministries of education in Europe.

Since 26 August 2020, the European Film Factory has been giving pupils aged 11 to 18 and teachers from all the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme free access to a catalogue of ten films from Europe’s film heritage online from 1954 to 2014. The platform is therefore online ( and teachers and students can register for it ...

The project consists of :

1. A platform accessible across Europe on all media (computer, tablet, smartphone) and in 8 languages (English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish) for teachers and students via a free and secure system. The project also offers the possibility of organising school screenings in classrooms with the partner schools..

2. A selection of European films that have marked the history of cinema and that remain accessible, attractive and resonate with the younger generation. .

  • La Strada, Federico Fellini, Italy, 1954 (Drama)
  • Stella, Michael Cacoyannis, Greece, 1955 (Drama)
  • Les 400 coups, François Truffaut, France, 1959 (Drama)
  • A Swedish Love Story, Roy Andersson, Sweden, 1970 (Romance, Dramatic Comedy)
  • Europa Europa, Agnieszka Holland, Poland, France, Germany, 1990 (Historical drama)
  • Billy Elliot, Stephen Daldry, Royaume-Uni, France, 2000 (Dramatic Comedy, Dance)
  • Good Bye Lenin !, Wolfgang Becker, Germany, 2003 (Dramatic comedy)
  • 12h08 à l’est de Bucarest, Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania, 2006 (Comedy)
  • The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, Ireland, France, Belgium, 2008 (Animation)
  • En Tierra extraña, Icíar Bollaín, Spain, 2014 (Documentary, Society)

3. Innovative, interactive and cross-curricular pedagogy thanks to turnkey teaching guides that accompany the films and interactive tools accessible to both teachers and students to create extracts and mental maps. Through their account, students have the opportunity to discover and appropriate the films.

The French Institute will be able to facilitate the translation of subtitles and resources into other languages by making the source files available.


An online press day is organised on 17 September for European journalists to present the platform.

Several directors of the films in the catalogue will participate:: Corneliu Porumboiu (12h08 à l’est de Bucarest), Agniezska Holland (Europa Europa), Roy Andersson (A Swedish Love Story), Iciar Bollain (En tierra extrana), Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells).

A round-table discussion will be organised with representatives of the European Commission.


As an alternative to a face-to-face event, an online launch event is being organised on 13 October 2020. It will start with a European panel on film education broadcast on the networks for a professional and institutional audience and will be followed by a webinar presentation of the platform for a teaching audience.

Contacts at the French Institute:
-  Marion THEVENOT, head of the French cinema cluster.
-  Adeline CHAUVEAU et Lucie GUERIN, chargées de projet European Film Factory.

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Eléments de communication (poster, flyer, bannière, spot, press kit, etc.) rédigés dans les différentes langues du projet sont disponibles sur le lien suivant :

Dernière modification : 04/09/2020

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