SHARPENING THE VIEW – Young Critics Workshop for High-School and University Students

Run by: Kino! Society for Expanding Film Culture, Instructor: Maja Krajnc, Editor-in-Chief of KINO! magazine and head of the film education programme for students at the Slovenian Cinematheque
Contact:, +386 (0)40 720 717


One of the new additions to this year’s edition of Animateka is ‘Sharpening the View’, a film criticism workshop for high school and university students. A group of registered participants will meet daily in a relaxed festival atmosphere to watch films and engage in in-depth discussions, which will ultimately result in writing film reviews. Their texts will be discussed and polished through debates with the instructor, who will provide constructive criticism, as well as comments and guidelines for the works in the making. Joining the debates will be some of the animators, filmmakers and members of the festival team, and the finished products will be posted on websites of the festival and the Kino! Society for Expanding Film Culture. Based on the findings that cinema can make a key contribution in the development of critical thinking, aesthetic sense and creative abilities of children and youth, the creative workshop will aim at presenting and discussing cinema as art.


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