Festival As a Form of Education – The Erasmus+ Programme

Being a NAFFE member gives some opportunities to find a project partner or to get involved in transnational projects financed by international organisations or EU.    

Festival as a Form of Education, carried out as a part of the Erasmus+ Programme, is the very first formal initiative implemented among NAFFE partner organisations.  

The project leader is Five Flavours Film Festival and the partners of the project are Udine Far East Film Festival, Helsinki Cine Aasia, and Camera Japan Festival in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Staring in November 2018 until June 2021, this international team is working on ideas for the informal educational activities for adults focused on the cinema and cultures of Asia.

An open-access course on the chosen aspects of Asian cinemas is one of the planned results of the project.  The course will be accompanied by some webinars – practical courses for aspiring journalists and film critics, and an international film-critic workshop at Five Flavours Film Festival. Another goal of the project is creating a guide in the form of a compilation of good education practices for festivals. It will provide a set of ideas for educational activities with free didactic resources available to all institutions interested in carrying out educational activities related to Asian cultures and cinema.

One of the project activities is a series of internships for volunteers, during which they gain practical knowledge of organizing cultural and educational events. The project gives an opportunity to travel and work abroad for 8 people, who are selected in the recruitment process. Chosen candidates join festival teams and work with them for 2 months.

The effects of the project are reviewed and evaluated during international project  meetings. During the whole project, each project partner hosts 2 meetings.

The project “Festival As a Form of Education” is carried out as a part of the Erasmus+ Programme, cooperation for innovations and the exchange of good practices, strategic partnership in adult education.

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