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Festival as a form of education - Five Flavours's international partnership project has begun

12 March 2019

Volunteer internships abroad, studio visits, online Asian cinema academy, journalistic webinars focused on Asian cinema – these are just some of the planned results of the project carried out by Arteria Art Foundation as part of the Erasmus+ Programme.

The partners of the project are Udine Far East Film Festival, Helsinki Cine Aasia, and Camera Japan Festival in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Until June 2021, this international team will be working on ideas for the informal education of adults focused around the cinemas and cultures of Asia.

One of the planned activities is a series of hands-on trainings for volunteers focused on organizing cultural and educational events. The first volunteer internship of the program starts on March 18 at the festival in Udine. As a result of the recruitment process, the Udine Far East Film Festival have chosen Nina Pięk, Five Flavours volunteer and juror, and Sietz van der Aa, volunteer and programmer of Camera Japan Festival, to join their team. Congratulations!

Another two-month internship will take place between mid-August and mid-October, during the preparations for the festival in Holland and the festival itself. The information on the recruitment process will be published in mid-April.

The effects of the project are reviewed during international partnership meetings. The last one took place on March 13-14, just before the inauguration of Helsinki Cine Aasia.

One of the results of the cooperation will be the initiation of an e-learning platform with an open-access course on the chosen aspects of Asian cinemas, accompanied by the creation of webinars - practical courses for aspiring journalists and film critics, and an international on-site training during one of the film festivals. Another goal of the project is the establishment of a guide in the form of a website - a compilation of good education practices for festivals. It will provide a set of ideas for educational activities with free didactic resources available to other institutions interested in carrying out educational activities related to Asian cultures and cinemas.

Yet another activity conducted as part of the project are trainings for the leaders of migrant communities on presenting their cultures through their contemporary achievements, in an attempt to break away from anachronistic, folk events and present modern, attractive content alluring to the contemporary audiences. Also planned is a training for organizations participating in the project, on the effective use of cultural events for the promotion of tolerance and openness for organizations participating in the project.

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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