About this event:
PUERTO RICO / NEW ORLEANS / MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL / SEATTLE / EL PASO / DENVER / PASADENA
In March, to celebrate the Francophonie festival, seven Alliances Françaises in the United States will organize the 3rd edition of FESTINEMA JUNIOR, the French speaking youth film festival .
Originally FESTINEMA JUNIOR was inspired by a program developed in France by Ministry of Education in order to discover, understand and promote the cinema amongst young people. Besides the Francophonie celebration, Festinema Junior also aspires to make cinema an educational option, familiarize young audiences to French speaking independent cinema and teach young people to develop critical thinking by film analysis.
The project thus takes place in 3 phases:
- upstream, teachers will use worksheets to prepare students for the projection of the selected film;
- school outing to a cinema or in a local movie theater to see the film studied;
- analysis of the film in the classroom afterwards.
After two successful editions, FESTINEMA JUNIOR is gradually expanding in the US territory through the Alliance Française network . If the first edition in March 2014, brought together 1,231 students in the cities of San Juan, Puerto Rico and New Orleans, the 3rd edition will bring together some 5,000 children and teenagers from seven cities in the United States through the Alliances françaises of Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Minneapolis / St Paul, Denver, Pasadena, Seattle, and El Paso.
For its 3rd edition, FESTINEMA JUNIOR RECEIVED the support of the French Institute in Paris and the General Delegation of the Alliance française Foundation in the United States.
In Seattle, the event will be held on March 21 at the Northwest Film Center.