Cinema in corsivo is an educational project in the vision and analysis of shorts films made for children and young people, established as part of the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section of the festival. Unique and original, it grows year after year with the aim of providing opportunities for comparison and reflection for the spectators of the future. By mixing teaching in schools with educational initiatives in informal contexts (like the movie theater or the headquarters of the Casa del Cinema Association in Trieste), Cinema in corsivo favors the cinematic refinement of young people and helps raise awareness of the aesthetic, narrative, social and cultural value of the short film.
Children and young people, therefore, are transformed from simple spectators to Selecters, i.e. selectors of the films in the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section, or even into judges of the section itself, and they experience an extraordinary growth in their understanding of quality cinema which lasts all year!
For information about the project or to find out how to take part, teachers, educators and families can write to [email protected]
The Selecters are children and young people that choose the short films for the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section after having participated in a cinematic refinement course that, under the guidance of a media educator, helps to develop their film analysis and quality assessment abilities. The Selecters have very different personalities and tastes but one great shared passion: beautiful, exciting and inspiring cinema.
Every year, the best films in the Shorter Kids’Teens section are those voted by two groups of judges, children (from ages 6 to 10) and teenagers (from ages 11 to 15) who gather during the festival. They are passionate, curious, demanding and their judgment is highly anticipated because after all, they are the spectators of the future!
The return to movie theaters and to a in person attendance of the festival has allowed for the Cinema in corsivo project to relaunch its proposal with a great novelty: the birth of the team of Selecters, a group of kids and teenagers passionate about cinema, called to select the short films for the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section. After an online cinema literacy course, the Selecters gathered in Trieste where they chose the best films for the festival’s spectators and young judges. The result? A success, evidenced by participants of the projections held on the 7th and 8th of July at Cinema Ariston.
In the year that the festival was forced to completely reformat, Cinema in corsivo was not canceled. Kids and teenagers were guaranteed the possibility to discover the most exciting short films in the international scene on MYMovies.it and to vote for them remotely. To the judges, this small and fun treat helped them experience the atmosphere of the festival from home…while waiting to return to the cinema.
The second edition of Cinema in corsivo involved the Istituto Comprensivo “Roiano-Gretta” of Trieste. The students followed a series of lessons in film education at school and then at the Cinema Ariston where, with the help of a team of media experts, they understood the advantages of watching a short film on the big screen and simulated the voting operations that the judges of the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section has to perform during the festival. The screenings took place on July 1 and 2 at the Teatro Miela in Trieste.
In its first edition, the project Cinema in corsivo involved students from the Istituto Comprensivo “Ai Campi Elisi” of Trieste in a series of lessons in film education and the creative activity “How do you see the world around you?” to give a shape to their own visions of reality with photographs, drawings and texts. Many of them, at the end of the course, evaluated the best films for children and teenagers of the festival as judges, at the Cinema Ariston, on July 3 and 4.