Jugend-Film-Jury (Young People’s Film Jury) of the Deutsches Filminstitut


This film education pilot project of the Deutsches Filminstitut introduces Frankfurt students to important works of film history in the course of one school year. The students take part in this extracurricular project of their own accord and, in keeping with the maxim “Sehen-Urteilen-Schreiben” (Seeing-Judging-Writing), learn the theory and practice of judging films, writing about them, presenting them to others and defending them in a discussion. Discussions in the auditorium are augmented by a seminar on presentation skills, a writers’ workshop as well as a placement at the Frankfurter Rundschau. These stages are intended to provide them with the necessary skills to be able to formulate clearly their opinions on what they have seen and outline how they arrived at them. The core task of the jury is to select 10 films out of the 20 suggested by the media educators of the Deutsches Filminstitut. Finally, the young people present their selection in the series “Klassiker & Raritäten” (Classics &Rarities) at the cinema of the Deutsches Filmmuseum.

All films, reviews and information on the project’s goals and background are summarised in a special publication, which can be obtained from the Deutsches Filminstitut.

Promoting film culture and media literacy is one of the focal points of the Deutsches Filminstitut’s programme. Cooperating partner of the project are the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, the Robert Bosch Stiftung Stuttgart and the Frankfurter Rundschau.

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