Educational courses for elementary schools

Here, you will find a comprehensive list of activities for elementary school pupils. On the left, there are practical and theoretical educational series of courses and on the right, you can choose among one-off lectures. Below, you will find a selection of films shown as part of Film Educational programmes via Documentary or Animation films.

Cycles

The courses are composed of set of lectures in the form of an animation workshop, a practical workshop and a theoretical lecture including group work and collective analysis of illustrative film clips.
 


 

General Introduction (not only) to documentary film (NEW!)

A series of two lessons that try to make young audiences to actively analyse the screened film clips, to reflect on the “true nature” of what is seen and to take a critical, but not passive, view of documentary cinema. • 2 lessons: The screening is followed by work in groups. A look-back on the history of cinema. • 90 or 120 minutes • Lectures with film clips and work in groups

 


 

Theoretical-practical Workshop (NEW!)

A series of ten lessons in five blocks in the form of lectures with film clips and group work followed by a discussion with a film professional (sound engineer, cameraman, editor and director). • 10 lessons • 120 minutes • lecture with group work that results in the making of the students’ own film works
 

 


 

 

Animation Filmmaking (NEW!)

A series, as part of which children gradually create an animated film using time-laps shots, breathe life into e.g. their favourite toy and finally animate clay figures according to their wishes. • 3 lectures: Pixilation. Object animation. Claymotion. • 180 minutes • practical workshop • (suitable for 6-9 years old)

One-off Lectures

Screenings, a presentation and a discussion included in one lesson, not related to a course.

 

 


 

PHOTOS, ADVERTS, MANIPULATION (NEW!)
 

The course will introduce students to the possibilities of manipulation with images in media, ranging from photographs to audiovisual content. The second part will focus on an analysis of various commercial communications and their impact on the human mind. • 90 minutes (120 minutes) • lecture with printed visual materials and film clips


 


 

ADVERTISING AS A TOOL – THE MEDIA AS THE FACILIATOR

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture focusing on the influence and methods of advertising. Using the example of the famous Czech Dream we will demonstrate specific methods and practices used by marketers to primarily influence general public. • 120 minutes (optimally 150 minutes) • lecture and film screening
 

 


 

 

BASICS OF FILM ANIMATION (NEW!)

During a two-hour lecture, the lecturers will introduce children to the principle of one of four basic inventions (toys) and teach them how to create the toy. • 120 minutes (optimally 150 minutes) • practical workshop •  (suitable for 6-9 years old)

 

 

 


 

Film education via documentaries

Choose from the selection of natural scientific docs or series of animated films which are illustrative of many of social and environmental topics.


 

Seasons

Authors of the renowned Microcosmos (1996) have now been recounting the stories of the forest. Employing state-of-the-art technology, they have been shooting at dozens of locations across Europe, even living in a forest and watching wild animals. Inspiration source to discussions themed humans and nature and the cycle of life. • duration 97 minutes • Czech dubbing • the possibility of a joint analysis and definition of filmmaking procedures.


 

Tiny Giants 3D

In an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals. Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported in a very intimate way into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive.. • suitable for elementary schools • duration 43 min. • Czech dubbing


 

Ice and the Sky

Adventures of a glaciologist and scientist Claude Lorius behind the polar circle through the yeas of the director of the appraised film, March of the Penguins (2005). The story of the brave scientist and his ground-breaking discovery shows how human behaviour can affect the future of our planet. Inspiration source to discussions themed protection of nature and global warming fit for pupils aged 10-14 • duration 89 minutes • Czech dubbing • possibility of collaborative analysis and definition of filmmaking methodsmožnost společné analýzy a pojmenování filmových postupů

 


 

Film education via animation

 

 

Short animations 1

Films diverse in terms of genre and style produced by students of Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín introduce our youngest audience to current topics such as ecology, tolerance to other cultures or bullying • duration 57 minutes • Czech dubbing

 


 

Short animations 2

A series of short animations providing both the possibility to entertain us and to illustrate knowledge about various genres or raising awareness about social issues. Films combine genres and animation techniques. • duration 57 minutes • Czech dubbing



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