Panel: What Film Education Does Europe Need?

With: 

Ralitsa Assenova (Arte Urbana Collectif, Bulgaria), Emese Erdös (National Film Institute - Film Archive, Hungary), Mark Reid (British Film Institute, UK) via Zoom, Stefano D'Orilia (Media Programme) via Zoom

Host: Christine Kopf (Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum - DFF, Germany)

Fortunately, the new generation of the MEDIA Programme (2021-2027) also makes it possible to apply for film education projects in European project groups. But what are the consequences of thinking of film education conceptually as a measure to support and promote the audiovisual industry? Where do business and education cross-fertilise, where do they interfere? Can film education anchored in film culture, in which the required diversity and quality are at home, even hold its own in such a program? In short: What kind of film education does Europe need?

This event is a cooperation of the LICHTER Filmfest and the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum.

This panel will also be broadcast online:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/TQ1ZWIFBKqU

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/780291472952101/

12. May 2022

11:00 h, Cantate-Saal – Volksbühne Im Großen Hirschgraben

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Duration 60 min
Language Englisch

Panel Participants:


Ralitsa Assenova graduated from the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 in theatre and cinema studies and from the University of Bologna, where she wrote a research paper on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini. She has specialized in European cultural projects. For the past seven years, she has been lead organizer and director of the platform Meetings of Young European Cinema and initiator of the Cinema in School programme of Arte Urbana Collectif. Coordinator for Bulgaria of the international projects CinEd, Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse, Young Filmmakers Portray Their Cities etc. She is currently a PhD student at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria in the field of film education.


Emese Erdös has been working at the National Film Institute since 2017, for two and a half years as the Fast Forward Program’s coordinator, she organized workshops and masterclasses for young filmmakers. She has been working at the Film Archive as an education officer since March 2020. Emese Erdös develops educational content and coordinates the Klassz Program – educational and youth program. Previously, she was a cultural program organizer at Budapest Film, an art house cinema exhibitor company, and the curator of the exhibition ‘90 years old Puskin Cinema’. Prior to that, she worked as a drama teacher and the artistic director of the Mandragora Theater.


Mark Reid is Head of UK Learning Programmes at the BFI (British Film Institute), where he has worked for over 20 years. He has co-ordinated a number of European film education projects, including Screening Literacy, the Framework for Film Education, and Film: a language without borders. He writes, researches, and teaches about film education, and oversees the education programme at BFI Southbank in London.


Stefano D'Orilia (Media Programme) via Zoom Italian, Stefano D'Orilia is the Team Leader of the Audience sector in the unit implementing the Creative Europe Media Programme at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (European Commission). He has been working in the European institutions for 15 years, for the Research Programme. He graduated in international relations, and specialised in international law.


Christine Kopf studied film studies, German philology and cultural anthropology. In Wiesbaden, she directed the goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film and (with Barbara Dierksen) the German TV Crime Film Festival for several years. Christine Kopf developed concepts, exhibitions and film series for the Filmhaus Nuremberg, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Kulturamt Wiesbaden, Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach and - above all - for the DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt. For 20 years she has curated exhibitions, programmed film series and organized special events here. From 2013 to spring 2019, she was curator for the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize for international cooperation between young filmmakers from Germany and the Arab world. Since 2013, she has headed the Department of Film Education and Outreach at the DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, and from May 2018 to February 2022, she additionally served as Co-Head of Strategic Development at the DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, and since 2021, as Deputy Director for Funding Affairs. She has set up numerous successful film education projects and is, among other things, the initiator and head of the culturally active AG Filmbildung und Vermittlung (Working Group on Film Education and Outreach) in the Deutscher Kinematheksverbund (German Cinematheque Association) and was actively involved in the founding of the Netzwerk Frühkindliche Kulturelle Bildung (Early Childhood Cultural Education Network). Kopf is a frequent invited guest on international panels on film literacy.



(in cooperation with DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum)

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© Ralitsa Assenova
© Emese Erdös
© Stefano D'Orilia
© Mark Reid