Festinema Junior (March 5-April 5, 2018), an annual national French film festival and educational outreach program, introduces the young public to international cultures and inspires discovery via independent cinema.
The Alliance Française, a world-wide network of Francophone cultural centers, is delighted to present the 5th annual Festinema Junior, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S and FACE Foundation and a part of Kids Trail. Accessible to students of all ages and socioeconomic status, Festinema Junior consists of four primary objectives:
- To introduce young audiences to cinema and cultures around the world
- To integrate film as a viable teaching tool in the classroom
- To encourage appreciation of cinema and the development of an analytical spirit
- To bring foreign language films to children of all backgrounds
All the screenings scheduled are entirely FREE for the participating schools. The Alliance Française network provides them with FREE educational portfolios for each film, including pre-screening and post-screening activities.
- Les 4 Saisons de Léon (4 to 6 years old)
- Le Roi et l’Oiseau (7 to 12 years old)
- Polina, Danser sa Vie (13 to 15 years old)
- Swagger (16 to 18 years old)
On March 13 and March 15, the Alliance Française de Pasadena will screen Les 4 Saisons de Léon, Le Roi et l’Oiseau, and Swagger at both the Luckman Fine Arts Complex and the AFDP itself to anticipated audiences of over 600 in total.
Organized by the Alliance Française de Pasadena in partnership with the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, the US network of Alliance Française, the French cultural Services of the Embassy in USA, Face Foundation, and TV5 Monde.
Check out the Festinema Junior website HERE.
You can also access ALL the educational portfolios created for Festinema Junior since 2014 HERE, thanks to CinéSchool, a new educational program for kids focused on French cinema and animation.
For more information, please contact Lacey Minot, Alliance Française de Pasadena intern: firstname.lastname@example.org