Symposium EFF Cluj

European Film Factory Symposium Partnership with the Transylvania International Film Festival


Updated on 28/07/2021

The European Film Factory is celebrating its first year of existence with a symposium on film education from July 26 to 28, 2021 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in partnership with the EducaTIFF section of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF).

This European meeting is divided in two parts, and is an opportunity to highlight the importance of film education in the school and extra-curricular life of young Europeans.

July 26

Meeting introduced by H.E. Ms. Laurence Auer, Ambassador of France in Romania, and the President of the festival, Mr. Tudor Giurgiu.

  • The morning focus on the current situation of film and media education in Romania and the willingness of professional actors to advocate the importance of film education in the school curriculum.
  • The afternoon discussion adress this issue on the European level with a panel on the challenges of film education in Europe.

The European Film Factory is inviting the following participants to address this issue: Anna Kasimati, Head of Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Greece / Head of Research and Programs Office, Greek Film Centre (Greece); Leopold Grün, Director, Vision Kino (Germany); Ana Đordić, Program selector at Four River Film Festival and Film educator at Film EDUcation, Croatian Film Association (Croatia); Pamela Giorgi, main researcher, INDiRE (Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa - Italy) ; Marion Thevenot, Head of French cinema unit, Institut français (European Film Factory) (France), EFF consortium; Anamaria Ghiban, teacher, European Film Factory Focus Group (Romania).


July 27

Screening of the film Brendan and the Secret of Kells (from the European Film Factory catalogue) followed by an online Q&A with film director Tomm Moore.

The afternoon is devoted to a film education workshop for teachers from the European Film Factory focus group - 12 teachers from 8 European countries invited to the festival - and local teachers.


The EFF Symposium, one of the highlights of the project, is organised by the Institut français with the two consortium partners, ARTE Education and European Schoolnet.