This October 23 Cinekid, ECFA, Eye and FLICK are organising the international Film Literacy Seminar: Exploring Visual Culture at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam.

The aim of the seminar is to exchange and broaden perspectives both on visual culture and the positioning of film in the cultural and educational debate. Best practices are discussed and during hands-on sessions we will zoom in on three topics - lobbying, collaboration and curriculum, to increase awareness of the importance of the visual language nowadays. It will be an inspiring day of informal sessions within an international environment, from which we will seek to learn how to put film education on the European school map. 

Keynote speaker Claire Boonstra

Claire Boonstra will open our eyes to how important it is for education to move along the cultural and social changes in our society. As founder of œ Operation Education and known for her ability to raise the difficult questions needed to move forward, Claire is invited to kick off the seminar and inspire us to ask the right questions needed to raise awareness of the importance of film education in the curricula of European schools. 


In the afternoon there is room to zoom into three topics in more detail. These sessions will consist of presentations on each topic and creative group activity to answer the central question. Before the seminar starts participants can list their preferred session. These are:

  • One-plus-one equals three (Zoom-into-lobbying)

  • Europe shaken & stirred (Zoom-into-collaboration)

  • Sneaking into school (Zoom-into-curriculum)

The full programme and more details on the zoom-into-sessions can be found on the Cinekid website.

Wrap-up & Drinks

After the wrap-up in Cinema 3 all participants are invited for the official Cinekid for Professionals opening drinks in the foyer of Eye, hosted by Nienke Poelsma, Head of CfP, and Ido Abram, Deputy Director of Eye.

We are very much looking forward welcoming you on the 23 October at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Single tickets are €49,95 and available via this link.