FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, in partnership with the French Embassy in the US, launched the first edition of CinéSchool for the school year 21-22.
CinéSchool broadened the availability of French-speaking cinema for schools and students across the US by offering a selection of 11 free movies adapted for vairous age groups, and available on the streaming platform Festival Scope.
French teachers got access to educational resources for each movie, and thanks to digital tools like FlipGrid, students were able to share online their reviews in French about the films. Directors Eric Tosti, (Terra Willy), Arnaud Demuynck (Loups tendres et loufoques), Anne-Lise Koehler and Éric Serre (Hello World!), Vincent Tricon (Bernie Krause, a Life with the Great Animal Orchestra), and producers Barthélémy Fougea (Sur les chemins de l’école) pre-recorded short introduction videos and answered students’ questions on FlipGrid.
CinéSchool aims to build greater awareness and understanding of French and French-speaking cinema among young students across the US.
Movies are presented online in French (with English subtitles when possible) on Festival Scope during a weekend and are accessible by invitation only to registered classes (limited number of free tickets available per movie). Students watch the film individually at home on their tablet or computer.
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CinéSchool is an initiative available for all French teachers in public and private elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across the US, in Alliances Françaises or FLAM programs (French enrichment language programs).
We sincerely thank all of our 2021-2022 sponsors and partners for making this first edition of CinéSchool possible. Merci !
Interested in sponsoring or partnering with CinéSchool?
Please contact Nathalie Charles, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org