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Aeroskola

Czech Republic

Aeroskola
Biskupcova 31, Prague 3, 130 00, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 608 960 016
Contact person: Linda Arbanová

www.aeroskola.cz

Target group of the activities:
educators, teachers, children, schools, pupils, students, general public, other,

Short description of the initiative:
Aeroškola is a large educational project established within Prague art-house cinemas Aero, Světozor and Bio Oko. The aim of the project is to develop film and audiovisual literacy in relation to the Framework Educational Programs (RVP) and to offer methodological support to teachers. It also aims to increase the interest of young people in film and culture in general and last but not least, to create space for independent children and adult filmmaking and to offer them useful ways of self-expression and free time spending. Instructors working for Aeroskola come from film schools, film industry as well as from faculties of education. Apart of film and animation we also deal with related subjects (photography, comics, screenwriting, art and other).

Short description of activities, achievements:
The project offers programs for all ages of children and young people, for elementary and secondary schools, and currently also provides training courses for teachers and courses for adult public and seniors. Individual programs deal not only with perception and interpretation but also with film-making. All activities can be divided into two main groups – specialized school programs and after school workshops and courses. Besides that Aeroskola prepares methodical materials accompanying films distributed by Aerofilms film distribution company, children’s film festival, film summer camp, various workshops during different film festivals and other cultural events in and outside Prague and many other activities. Aeroskola operates in a studio, where most of the activities take place. The studio is adapted for stop-motion animation and filmmaking as well as for other creative activities and lectures.

Coordinating institution, partners, funders:
Aeroskola is coordinated by Pro-AERO civil organization which runs Aero cinema. It also cooperates with Bio Oko and Svetozor cinemas and with Aerofilms distribution company. Aeroskola is funded by state (Ministry of Culture, State Cinematography fund) and city institutions (Prague and Prague 3 municipals) as well as private donors.

Activities and partners for which you are looking for:
We are always happy to share our practice and methodology and to learn new ways of teaching film literacy from other European initiatives. We are open to collaborate on international projects.

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