Magazine article Screen International

FRED at School to Go Ahead despite EU Funding Pull

Magazine article Screen International

FRED at School to Go Ahead despite EU Funding Pull

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FRED at School, the initiative run by FRED Film Radio designed to help educate secondary school children in film literacy, will go ahead in its second year despite having its funding from Creative Europe pulled.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, FRED Film Radio founder Federico Spoletti said: "We are struggling, Creative Europe didn't confirm the grant for next year, but we are working hard to keep the project alive."

Taking place between January and May 2015, the first edition of Fred at School involved students in eight countries (the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Romania and Iceland) watching four European films selected from previous editions of the LUX Prize and then providing critical responses on Fred Film Radio.

Last year, Creative Europe provided 60% of the project's funding as part of its Audience Development/Film Literacy initiative, this year they have rejected FRED's application for backing, a decision that Spoletti regrets: "Finding 40% was one thing. …

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