In July 2011, the European Commission published an invitation to tender for a European-scale Experts’ Study on film literacy in Europe, covering all EU and EEA nations, and asking for evidence-based recommendations to inform policy making in the forthcoming Creative Europe framework. The tender was won by a consortium of UK and wider European partners, led by the British Film Institute. This report forms the Executive Summary of a fuller report, to be published in early 2013. The Terms of Reference for the survey included a definition of film literacy, later amended, as follows: The Tender... specified coverage of the formal, informal, and audio-visual sectors in film education (but not including Higher Education). Our keynote throughout this research has been a belief that core to film education is an adaptability – across genres, national cinemas, industrial contexts; across platforms; across school subjects and disciplines; and across education settings – in the classroom, after school, and outside school. We intend to make this adaptability – its translatability – into its key strength, and into a funding principle.
- Corporate author(s): BFI , Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission) Themes: Teaching, Culture
- Subject: art education, cultural policy, education policy, film production, school-industry relations