FilmNet project latest updates

South Baltic Film and Culture Network working together via FilmNet Interreg South Baltic Project issued another Newsletter with the recent updates on their project.

From Sweden to Poland and Lithuania: Film Club Lab!

One of the main activities in “FilmNet – South Baltic Film and Culture Network” project is an attempt to transfer examples of Swedish film club models for young people in Poland and Lithuania. The model of a well functioning network of such clubs, development of film education and extensive use of film tools in educational institutions are a good practice that should be implemented in our regions. The project allows the implementation of a number of activities in which project’s partners have been introduced to the ways and models of adaptation film clubs in Sweden conditions (i.e. of Filmriket project). We had the opportunity to read final reports of the completed projects, meet club trainers, and take part in a workshop with a film club trainer from Sweden, dedicated to
Polish educators.

We received all the necessary materials, so we are able to develop instructions for the film club, lesson plans and prepare pilot film clubs for school children. It was even possible to implement a pilot class (based on scripts developed by a film education specialist Anna Równy).
They were held in Gdańsk, Elbląg, Potęgów and Pasłęk in 2019. The same classes were carried out in Lithuania in Rietavas, with the difference that meetings there are cyclical and focus young and adults. Workshops in Poland were divided into theoretical (knowledge about the film) and practical (creating short films) parts. Workshops were led by professional filmmakers, who worked in a similar way as their Swedish counterparts, on the Imovie (Apple) program, accompanying participants in the next stages of filmmaking processes. During this work, several short film forms were created. Young people had the opportunity to work independently with scripts, film sets and had the possibility of editing the self-prepared material.

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