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.



The moderator: Anne Schultka

Anne Schultka started her job as a project manager at KIDS Regio in April 2018. She holds an MA in Media Management and a BA in Intercultural Studies, Psychology and Economy. Prior to her work at KIDS Regio, she was an assistant at both the German Children’s Media Foundation and the German Children’s Film Association as well as a research assistant at Bauhaus-University.   KIDS Regio presents a lobby initiative for high quality and multi-faceted European Children’s Films. It functions as an agent between policy and society, the film industry and the scientific world in order to form a network and discuss new synergies. Thus, the initiative supports the industry professionals by building a platform to strengthen existing networks and defining solutions to improve the status, transfer and variety of European productions and co-productions for a young audience.

Guest: Saskia van Roomen

Saskia van Roomen is the Outreach Manager at the London Film School where she organises film education projects for young people.  In her spare time, she runs Small World Cinema, a community film club for children and families screening films from all over the world as well as creative activities, film festivals and workshops.  During lockdowns, she started an online film club with some of her filmmaking colleagues and made a film with primary school children which to date has played at seven international children’s film festivals.  You can watch the film here: Making Sense.

Guest: Matthieu Bakolas

Matthieu Bakolas is 39 years old and holds a university degree in economics, a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a complementary degree in hospital management. After working 6 years in the cultural sector, he joined the private sector first as a Project Manager for a mutual company and then as a business controller in charge of optimizing the performance of operating rooms in the hospital sector. Those different experiences allowed him to become Director of Quai 10 in Charleroi in late 2016. This new project has the specificity of offering cinema and gaming in the same place.