European Cinema Education
For Youth

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CinEd is a European cooperation programme dedicated to cinema education, which aims to enable young people between the ages of 6 and 19 in Europe to discover the richness of European cinema, whilst developing their abilities in critical analysis and gaining knowledge of cinematographic language and techniques. Initiated and driven by the Institut français in Paris, this comprehensive programme brings together, 10 different partners from 8 European countries: A Bao A Qu (Spain), ACFK (Czech Republic), Institut français - Cinémathèque française (France), GET cooperativa sociale (Italy), IhmeFilmi (Finland), Os filhos de Lumière (Portugal), Macondo (Romania), NexT (Romania), SEVEN (Bulgaria), all involved in cinema education.

CinEd intends to bring together more and more partners every year from different countries.

CinEd exists thanks to the support of European Union programme MEDIA/Creative Europe support and numerous supports and relays:  Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte,  Instituto de la cinematografía y de las artes audiovisuales (ICAA), Instituto Cervantes (Spain), Státní fond kinematografie, Národní filmový archiv (Czech Republic), Apuliafilm Commission, Avisco, Comune di Bari, Sinapsi, Institut français Italia (Italy), Centre National de la Cinématographie, Ministère de l´Education, Institut français de Bucarest, Romgaz (Romania), Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema, ICA - Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Direcção Regional de Cultura do Alentejo, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Institut français du Portugal (Portugal), Institut français de Bulgarie, Programme 'Culture' of Sofia Municipality, National Culture Fund (Bulgaria)…

You wish to know more about the programme:

Download the pdf in your language – at the bottom of the page - and contact your country’s coordinator (contact in the pdf).

Welcome all!

After a first year made of an intense European cooperation, the birth of its collection made of films & educational resources, and several months of experimentation of its platform, CinEd continues its development in this second year (September 2016 – August 2017) !

The programme:

  • Welcoming of a new partner from Finland, IhmeFilmi
  • 12 films - 15 in 2017 - from Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain and France - to be discovered on the platform
  • Associated pedagogical resources and videos - available on the platform in the original and in their multilingual version from December 2016 (already available on demand). 
  • From cinema classics to emerging talents, they propose a diversity of look from key European filmmakers.
  • Invitation to approach the films according different scales (from the whole film to analysis of certain scenes, shots or photograms), and from different entries (thematic, technical, historical, social, cultural). 
  • To enable a dialogue between CinEd film collection and images coming from other artistic and cultural fields (photography, visual arts, comics, advertisement, etc.) 
  • Early 2017, the access to the new CinEd website which will offer new complementary information to the users.

Discover and share the best of European cinema with the young audiences!

Nothing could be easier. You only have to register to freely reach the programme, to be trained thanks to the resources and prepare your screenings and activities with the students and the young people you will work with.

We wish you beautiful cinema experiences and much shared enjoyment with young people!

CinEd team

Making: Manoel de Oliveira
Portugal - 1942 - 1h08min
with Horácio Silva, Fernanda Matos, António Santos, Nascimento Fernandes, Vital dos Santos, Armando Pedro Pedro

Two boys from Oporto, Carlitos and Eduardinho, like the same girl, Teresinha. One is audacious, quarrelsome, cheeky; the other is timid, good, quiet. The rivalry is becoming more accentuated and, one day, to please her lover, Carlitos steals, a doll. Teresinha…

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Making: Jacques Rozier, Alain Gomis
France - 1956 - 39 min
with Marius Sumian, René Boglio, Assy Fall, Djolof Mbengue

With a gap of 50 years and a distance of 3000 miles, two filmmakers look into their childhood memories.

Making: Catalin Mitulescu
Romania - 2005 - 1h46min
with Timotei Duma, Doroteea Petre, Jean Constantin, Cristian Vararu, Marian Stoica, Mircea Diaconu

Bucharest, 1989 – last year of Ceausescu’s dictatorship. Eva, 17, lives with her parents and 7-year-old little brother, Lalalilu. Eva is beautiful. In love for the first time, she discovers teenage agonising indecision and how complex adult life is. Eva has…

Il Posto

Making: Ermanno Olmi
Italy - 1961 - 1h33min
with Loredana Detto, Sandro Panseri, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel, Guido Spadea

Domenico Cantoni is hired in a company where pretty Antonietta works. The naive, timid young man gets accustomed to his new job and falls in love with her co-worker. But she prefers other employees, more progressive and coming from a better background…

Making: Víctor Erice
Spain - 1973 - 1h37min
with Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Queti de la Cámara

A small Spanish village in 1940, few time after the end of civil war. A mobile cinema screens James Whale’s « Frankenstein » in front of fascinated villagers. Ana, 8 years old, is subjugated by this terrifying monster. Rapidly, she claims having seen the creature’s…

Making: Dragomir Sholev
Bulgaria - 2010 - 1h28min
with Tzvetan Daskalov, Silvia Gerina, Irena Hristoskova, Jurii Rahnev, Kaloian Siriiski

PODSLON - Too busy zapping on TV, cooking or talking about politics, 12-year-old Rado’s parents did not have time to see him grow up. Now, they neither understand why, after he disappeared for 2 days, he does not apologize for frightening them, nor why he…

Mies Vailla Menneisyyttä
Making: Aki Kaurismäki
Finland - 2002 - 1h37min
with Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen

A man arrives in Helsinki in search of work, gets beaten up and loses his memory. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track. He discovers love…

Making: Joaquim Pinto
Portugal - 1987 - 1h32min
with Bruno Leite, Inês de Medeiros, Manuel Lobao, Luís Miguel Cintra, Isabel de Castro, Eduarda Chiotte

12-year-old Miguel is punished because he has not done his homework properly : he must stay at his aunt’s inn for holidays. First bored, then a friendship begins between him and other inn’s regular holiday-makers, like maid Luisa or fisherman João. But doctor…

The Executioner
Making: Luis García Berlanga
Spain - 1963 - 1h27min
with Nino Manfredi, José Isbert, Emma Penella, Ángel Álvarez, José Luis López Vázquez, María Isbert, María Luisa Ponte, Felipe Fernández

An undertaker gets married to the daughter of an old executioner and, although he does not like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

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Making: José Luis Guerin
Spain - 2001 - 2h05min
with Abdel Aziz El Mountassir, Juana Rodríguez Molina, Iván Guzmán Jiménez, Santiago Segade, Juan López López

In a popular neighbourhood of Barcelona, restoration works plan a residential tower building. The city’s architecture is changing as much as its inhabitants. Portraying this neighbourhood’s characters, José Luis Guerín is also witnessing the passing of time.

Making: Radu Jude
Romania - 2008 - 1h40min
with Andreea Bosneag, Vasile Muraru, Violeta Haret, Serban Pavlu, Andi Vasluianu

Délia, 18 ans, vient de gagner une belle voiture grâce à une marque de jus d'orange. Pour partir avec, elle doit tourner une pub afin de vanter les mérites du jus en question. Mais Délia n'est pas comédienne, le tournage ne se passe pas bien et les prises…

O Sangue

Making: Pedro Costa
Portugal - 1989 - 1h38min
with Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros, Luís Miguel Cintra, Henrique Canto e Castro, Isabel de Castro

In a Portuguese village, while Christmas is apporaching, Vincente, a teenager, and little brother Nino are worried about their father’s regular absence. Peculiar trafics committed by adults get them closer to young Clara, working at their school. Together,…

Making: Leonardo Di Costanzo
Italy - 2012 - 1h30min
with Francesca Riso, Alessio Gallo, Carmine Paternoster, Salvatore Ruocco, Antonio Buil, Jean Yves Morard

Mafia organisation Camorra rules Naples. This group imprison young Salvatore in a huge shut down building, ordering him to keep a close watch on cheeky Veronica. Despite their mysterious incarceration, the two teenagers quickly turn accomplices and decide…

Making: Jean-Luc Godard
France - 1965 - 1h52min
with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Raymond Devos, Dirk Sanders, Graziella Galvani

Ferdinand hits the road with Marianne, a student he once loved. But the romantic trip rapidly turns into a high-speed chase. A gangster squad Marianne seems to be linked with permantently tracks them… With a crime film scenario, Godard seems to reinvent cinema.…

À Table

France - 2016 - 15 min

What do we do around the table? We eat of course, but we also talk, look at each other, negotiate, argue, and meet other people: the meal that gathers, in the same location at a specific time, is an inexhaustible source of narrative possibilities, and the…


France - 2016 - 15 min

La mise en scène du conflit est, comme tout acte créatif, une affaire de choix. Le premier de ces choix passe ici par le cadrage, c'est-à-dire les fragments d'espace que le cinéaste décide de dévoiler. On peut aussi faire appel au découpage,…


France - 2016 - 15 min

Cinema is an art of distance, and as the image is in movement, these distance constantly evolve. First of all, it is about the distance between the lens and what is being filmed, closely and from far, using the zoom, etc. These distances variations give what…

France - 2016 - 15 min

Just like around the table (see bonus on this topic) where we barely eat, we often do something else than driving when we are behind the wheel of a vehicle in the cinema: casual discussions, confessions and twists, ferocious arguments, seduction games… The…

France - 2016 - 15 min

Characters who “escape” in those films leave temporarily or for a longer period of time a common environment, in a very real and tangible way, or in a more allegorical manner. In order to report this experience and to share it with the spectator, filmmakers…


France - 2016 - 15 min

Since the end of silent films (even though the showing was rarely silent because of the accompanying music and the barker), cinema has been an auditory and visual experience which, logically, requests vision and hearing. But looking is not only a spectator’s…