Magazine article Screen International

Film London Launches Education Programme for Exhibition Sector

Magazine article Screen International

Film London Launches Education Programme for Exhibition Sector

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Cultivate to offer film education programmes for those working in cinema and festival sector; April launch.

Film London today announced Cultivate: Inspiring Future Audiences, a training programme for 'film educators' within the exhibition sector. The scheme is backed by Skillset.

Topics on the course will include "navigating the primary and secondary curriculum, inspiring young people, programming suitable films and developing study guides, issues around licensing and child protection and engaging a range of audiences as well as stakeholders and potential partners".

Cultivate is aimed at those working in the exhibition sector who "want to extend a venue or a festival's reach, encourage community links and strengthen industry infrastructure."

The BFI, the Barbican and Glasgow Youth Film Festival will be represented on the timetable, while distributors such as Soda Pictures will also present case studies on best practice.

Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission said: "In Cultivate, Film London are extending and developing our support of the exhibition sector. …

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