The 5C Project is a year-long film literacy manifestation, consisting of curated film screenings, workshops and seminars for the 5 best critics of altcineAction! 2015 contest. Anyone, from any country is eligible for this award.
Cultural and educational events in four different European countries with low audiovisual production capacity (Greece, Croatia, Romania and Albania), including screenings, workshops, roundtables and Q&A sessions, will give the opportunity to a large audience to watch, explore and analyse feature and short films, both recent productions and awarded films, from neighbouring countries that have never been released before in their territory, thus proposing another point of view on their neighbour’ s cinema.
The main target group of the action is young European moviegoers who are willing to express themselves through written or audio-visual texts, local university students, film amateurs and local audiences.
Five young European people, after an online selection procedure, will follow the caravan in the four cities, will be coached by experienced tutors and during the open workshops and screenings, they will be invited to communicate with a local audience, reveal another point of view and additionally, express this by using extensively the digital technologies.
Between the events, a growing network of young audiences will communicate and interact through Internet tools (such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), created especially for their exchanges, in order to provide constant audio-visual learning.
The participants will manage their own feed/blog on the project’s specific website (established at the beginning of the project), where the participants’ experiences of the project (feeds, blogs, selfies, photos and videos) will be regularly posted throughout the year. An online brochure including project information, articles and interviews from filmmakers, film scholars and the project participants, will be edited and published by 5C upon completion.
The choice of films will be based, for this first edition, on the perception of the “City”; each film’s narrative will focus on a different city, with their specific local, cultural, social, historical and economic circumstances.
All films will be shown in the original language with English and local language subtitles. In addition, the screenings will be preceded by an introduction and followed by profound analysis and discussion with the experts/tutors, the young “ambassadors” and the audience.
The general theme questions of the proposed action are:
- How do you perceive cultural differences/similarities as expressed through the films in view of the cities represented?
- How do you see your own city (through the films presented) within the region and in Europe?
- Are you ready to present your point of view regarding your city or other European cities through audio-visual means?
The initiative focuses on three main axes:
- Interdisciplinary learning through:
- Workshops in film criticism and film analysis
- Workshops in film creation (shooting – editing)
- Roundtable on film festivals’ selection criteria regarding regional and International competition programs.
- Awarded feature films and recent short film projections, discussions and Q&A sections.
- Online tools, mentoring and didactic material (both text and audio-visual), as well as other web resources, between and after the ground (local) activities.
The project focuses on the immersion of young audiences in the cinematographic heritage of the region and in new films, by actions that help increase recognition of audio-visual works.
The project aims to:
- Heighten a perception of film as a cultural treasure especially among young people, through cinema awareness in terms of developing taste and a critical attitude.
- Offer basic tools for a holistic view on audio-visual works: artistic creation and film criticism.
- Create a community of young moviegoers that has special attitude and interest in cinema.
- Deconstruct stereotypes through films concerning the European Other.
- Improve the participants’ critical written and communication skills in the English language.
For this first edition of “The 5C project”, we aim to:
- Create a young cinephile network, ready to watch, analyse, discuss and eventually create audio-visual content,
- Give the opportunity to at least 1000 people to watch awarded feature films and recent short films never distributed in their country,
- Provide the basic tools to those 1000 people to better understand the film text.
- Establish the idea of “independent film Ambassadors” and provide to those 5 young people the means and the tools to express themselves and propose new actions for the development of “another” audience,
- Start a sustainable collaboration between the Institutions in four countries and create new partnerships with other International festivals and institutions.