Industry 2021

Online conference | 5 Masterclasses, 2 panel discussions & online youth film pogramme

Industry programme


For teachers, film professionals and all those interested in audiovisual education


Fron Tuesday 15th June to Friday 18th June 2021 | Online Masterclasses


Based on the pandemic situation, this year's Industry programme for the professional public was held online. At this conference, experts from V4 + Germany and Denmark met online to discuss this year's topic "Parent as a role model".  Experts also presented inspirational studies from each country as well as representatives of film and audiovisual education in their countries. Inspirational screenings of festival films for young people, also part of the Industry programme, were open to the public. At the same time, we screened a selection of the best short films of the festival for youth (combined them with a closed meeting of Industry guests) together with school screenings and a film editing workshop for parents of youth aged 12-17. As an output of this year's Industry programme, 5 Masterclasses, 2 panel discussions and an online youth film programme with educational discussions are uploaded on our website - check them out and enjoy!






Fresh and brisk presentations of audiovisual education organisations from the V4 region.


In this video, you can watch the initial round of presentations by eight of our guests. Each of them shortly introduces their organisation, its main activities and goals and the ways it participates in audiovisual education in their home country. The session is hosted by Pavel Sladký.



Emese Erdös
National Film Institute, Film Archive, Hungary

Jakub Viktorín
Boiler, Slovakia

Lucie Laitlová
The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Czechia

Kamila Tomkiel-Skowrońska
The New Horizons Association, Poland

Katarzyna Ślesicka
Andrzej Wajda Film Culture Center, Poland

Mária Môťovská
krutón, Czechia

Pavel Bednařík
Association for Film and Audiovisual Education, Czechia

Filip Kubiš
Azyl International Festival of 1 & 5 minute movies and video clips, Slovakia







Online fireside chat about the possibilities of involving parents in audiovisual education.


Are you a parent or a teacher? Do you ever think about how to help your children or pupils navigate the omnipresent world of audiovisual media?

Our cozy fireside chat with special guests Saskia van Roomen (London Film School) and Matthieu Bakolas (Quai10),  moderated by Anne Schultka (KIDS Regio), discusses the ways to keep audiovisual education informal and enjoyable for everyone and to make sure educational initiatives do not exclude groups of people who do not generally feel invited to culture.







Online round-table discussion about the current state of audiovisual education in the countries of the Visegrad group


How to make effective use of audiovisual material in the teaching process? 

What are the major issues and challenges audiovisual education initiatives are facing in the different V4 countries?

Film professionals from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia discuss the situation in audiovisual education in their respective countries. The round table discussion is moderated by Pavel Sladký.


Guest speakers:

Pavel Bednařík
Association of Film and Audiovisual Education, Czechia

Radka Hoffmanová
The Visegrad Young FIlm Days, Young Film Fest, Czechia

László Arató
The Association of Hungarian Language and Literature Teachers, Hungary

György Ráduly
National Film Institute, Film Archive, Hungary

Maciej Jakubczyk
The New Horizons Association, Poland

Katarzyna Ślesicka
Andrzej Wajda Film Culture Center, Poland

Rastislav Zábojník
Department of Media Education at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia

Viliam Štrelinger
Azyl International Festival of 1 & 5 minute movies and video clips, Slovakia







Short interviews with film professionals about their audiovisual education initiative


Are you a film professional, teacher or parent? Do you care about audiovisual education or do you perhaps want to start your own initiative?

Listen to our spotlight interviews and learn about interesting European cultural organisations that strive to make audiovisual education accessible to children and young adults throughout the region. What principles are they based on? What are their main activities and goals? Get inspired!



Anne Schultka
Kids-Regio, Germany

Charlotte Giese
Danish Film Institute

Claus Hjorth
Danish Film Institute

Daniel Lundquist
BUFF International Film Festival, Malmö, Sweden

Franziska Kremser-Klinkertz
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany

Michael Harbauer
Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, Chemnitz, Germany

Johanna Faltinat
German Children's Film Association, Germany

Marion Bouvier, Daniela Toma
Nordic Youth Film Festival NUFF, Tromsø, Norway

Monica Koshka-Stein
KUKI, Young Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany







Online masterclass discusses the methodology for teaching young people through media


What is a film? What does the term “film education” mean and why does it matter? 

As dealing with moving images is first and foremost experienced and learned in the family, it is important to get parents involved. How can this succeed?

After a brief clarification of these basic questions, Sabine Genz of the VISION KINO looks at different methods of film education. There are many ways to make sense of a film: critical ways like film analysis, creative ways from small practical tasks to shooting your own film and ways that promote a broader cultural understanding.

VISION KINO is a non-profit organisation promoting the need to teach film and media skills to children and young people. The goal of the organisation is to strengthen the media competence of the youth and sensitize them to an original cultural place of film reception, the cinema.







Online masterclass about the ways to raise funds for an audiovisual education organisation


What part do the parents play in the fundraising process? How involved should state finance be? And how crucial is the work of the volunteers?

Lara Netzer from The Swiss Association of the Magic Lantern talks about their subsidiary project La Petite Lanterne, which strives to bring children aged 4-6 to cinema and fill the gap in formal pre-school education. Lara’s interesting presentation discusses the funding opportunities for such endeavours.

The Swiss Association of the Magic Lantern, created in 1992, offers an introduction to cinema for children aged 6 to 12. Since 2016, it has been offering La Petite Lanterne, a film and cultural awareness project for children aged 4 to 6 accompanied by a parent.







Online masterclass focused on how to communicate an audiovisual education programme and how to get parents involved


How to reach young audiences and keep them interested in visiting cinema? 

Can gaming be used in cultural and pedagogical ways, and maybe even create a dialogue between different generations? 

And by what means is it possible to develop a successful cultural organization in a city with a weaker socio-economic situation?

You can find answers to all these questions in a brilliant masterclass by Matthieu Bakolas, who works as the Director of Quai10, a cultural centre with educational outreach dedicated to cinema and video games based in Charleroi, Belgium. You will learn how he and his team managed to transform a small arthouse cinema into a popular hub of activities for the whole family and what communication strategies they employed in the process.







Two online masterclasses discussing the role of parents in audiovisual education


Are you a parent? Do you ever think about what audiovisual content surrounds your children? How do you choose the films you screen for them? And what ways are there to get involved in their audiovisual education? 


These and many more questions will be answered in two masterclasses by Emese Erdös from The National Film Institute - Film Archive, Hungary, and Maciej Jakubczyk from The New Horizons Association, Poland.


Emese Erdös talks about Klassz Program, an educational programme for young audiences organized by The National Film Institute – Film Archive, Hungary. The programme offers educational materials, online games and interactive events at cultural festivals, film days and other occasions, and is based on the Film Archive’s film history website called Core Films. The masterclass will focus on the main interactive project, which started as a family programme but over time it has transformed to an event that involves nearly all ages.




The New Horizons Association focuses on film education at different levels through various programmes. One of the new sections of the Kids Kino International Film Festival, whose audience has spread to over twenty Polish cities, is Kids Kino on Upbringing. This section includes films for adult audiences selected for their educational values helping to build parenting and upbringing competencies. Maciej Jakubczyk talks about the ways by which parents can help their children navigate the world of audiovision.





The Visegrad Young Film Days project was supported by: