The seminar is an opportunity for distributors, cinema
programmers, teachers, school administrators and others
with an interest in children and cinema to learn more
about the film education movement in Sweden, share experiences
and develop networks with Swedish representatives.
Opening speeches will be given by Cissi Elwin, CEO for
the Swedish Film Institute, and Amanda Neville, Director
of the British Film Institute.
Film producer Charlotta Denward will share some personal
remarks on her role as a producer of children's films
and the challenges she has confronted in producing the
successful and pioneering films Elina, Immediate Boarding
and Just Bea. She will highlight questions about which
issues and genres are suitable in films for children and
young people. Charlotta Denward worked as a commissioner
for the production of children's films at the Swedish
Film Institute from 1996 to1999 and has experience of
children films as a film distributor, art house cinema
manager and film educator.
Klas Viklund, Head of Education at the Swedish Film Institute,
will give an overview of the Swedish national approach
to film education and show some examples from distribution
projects and teaching experiences in Swedish schools.
The presentation will focus on media education as a responsibility
for all teachers and the importance of linking film screenings
for schools at local cinemas to media education as well
as the significance of the pupils having the possibility
to create their own films in video workshops.
After a lunch break there will be a forum for the exchange
of ideas, teaching experiences and for creating and developing
networks for future co-operation. Representatives from
distributors, film festivals and film education organisations
will be available in a panel. The discussion will be moderated
by Justin Johnson, Children´s Film Programmer for
the National Film Theatre and the London Film Festival
at the British Film Institute.
The seminar includes refreshments and lunch.
Date: Thursday 12 October 2006
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Location: The Embassy of Sweden, Reception Suite,
5 Upper Montagu Street, London, W1
Information and registration:
Klas Viklund, The Swedish Film Institute,
Tel: 0046 8 665 11 00