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La Fée Printemps, Segundo de Chomon, Ferdinand Zecca (1902)
La Fée Printemps, Segundo de Chomon, Ferdinand Zecca (1902) © DR

New films added to CinEd, the European film education support platform

Cinema
Updated on 01/12/2020

CinEd, the cinema education programme steered by the Institut français and supported by the Creative Europe / MEDIA programme of the European Union, aims to allow young people aged 6 to 19 in Europe to discover the wealth of European films.

Since its launch in 2015, CinEd offers a catalogue of contemporary and heritage films chosen by partners from eight European countries: Bulgaria, Spain, France, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania.

On the online CinEd platform, three new exceptional short film programmes are now available “Le cinéma des origines” (Cinema of origins), “Le cinéma réinventé” (Cinema reinvented) and “Lithuanian documentaries.

Cinema of origins

 The Cinema of origins programme groups together films that cover a period from the first projections using the Lumière Cinematograph to the end of the 1900s, enabling the boldness of the first inventions to be seen and understood.  

 

Around the world

Vues Lumière (1895-1900)

  • La Place des Cordeliers à Lyon
  • August-Brücke
  • Barque sortant du port
  • Baignade en mer
  • Enfants pêchant des crevettes
  • L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat
  • Déchargement d’un navire
  • Lancement d’un navire
  • Les Pyramides
  • En file indienne dans la montagne
  • Panorama pendant l’ascension de la Tour Eiffel
  • Panorama du Grand Canal pris d’un bateau
  • Le village de Namo : panorama pris d’une chaise à porteurs.
  • Excursion en Italie de Naples au Vésuve, Camille Legrand (1904)
  • Les Nomades (Gypsy Life), prod. Pathé France (1908)
  • Rescued by Rover (Sauvée par Rover), Cecil Hepworth, Lewin Fitzhamon (1905)

 

Imaginary worlds

  • Le Petit Jules Verne, Gaston Velle (1907)
  • Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants, Georges Méliès (1902)
  • La Fée Printemps, Segundo de Chomon, Ferdinand Zecca (1902)
  • The ‘?’ Motorist, Robert William Paul, Walter R. Booth (1906)

 

Cinema reinvented

 This double programme of experimental and avant-garde films opens a door towards creative film that’s both surprising and little known. The short films offered invite young spectators to let the sensory flow of images carry them away, without ever forcing them to make an unequivocal interpretation.

 

1st part

  • Danse serpentine – vue Lumière (1897)
  • Opus III, Walter Ruttmann (1924)
  • Rainbow Dance, Len Lye (1936)
  • Chat écoutant la musique, Chris Marker (1990)
  • Rhus Typhina, Georgy Bagdasarov et Alexandra Moralesovà (2014)
  • While Darwin Sleeps, Paul Bush (2004)
  • Impresiones en la alta atmosfera - Impressions en haute atmosphère, José Antonio Sistiaga (1989)

 

2nd part

  • Danse excentrique, Alice Guy (1902)
  • La Croissance des végétaux, Jean Comandon (1929)
  • Virtuos Virtuell, Thomas Stellmach (2013)
  • Notes on the Circus, Jonas Mekas (1966)
  • Schatten, Hansjürgen Pohland (1960)
  • Vormittagsspuk - Fantômes du matin, Hans Richter (1927)

Lithuanian documentaries

This third programme widens the borders of the CinEd collection by putting the spotlight on a particularly poetic trend of the documentary genre. The proposition of these precious restored copies is made possible thanks to the undertaking of the partner Lithuanian association Meno Avilys.

  •  « Les rêves des centenaires », Robertas Verba (1969)
  • « Voyage en terres brumeuses », Henrikas Šablevičius (1973)
  • « Seule », Audrius Stonys (2001)

These new programmes have been designed by the Cinémathèque française, and in the framework of a partnership between CinEd and the European FLICK (Film Literacy InCubator Klub) programme.

 

The design of the “Cinema Reinvented” programme has benefited from the support of the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Belgian Royal Film Library, Brussels), the Deutsches Fiminstitut (Frankfurt), and the EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam). “Cinema reinvented” has been designed in partnership with the Cineteca di Bologna.