GEECT I Leadership symposium 25th April 2022

Film education requires that we are responsive to the changes and urgencies of our time, with space to reflect and discuss different topics that affect our activities and how it influences the future of education, curriculum and institutional planning. With this in mind, GEECT is putting together a new initiative designed to facilitate the much-needed time for discussion, reflection and networking for leaders in film schools.

This one-day event is open to the leadership of GEECT member schools with a format that includes keynote presentations and allocated time for participatory discussion. This is also an opportunity for all members to influence the agenda of the association and to advance topics of interest that are immediately relevant to their school’s concerns and priorities.

This is the first edition of the symposium and we want to give all members the possibility to define the topics to be discussed in the afternoon session : a “world café” format at the one day event. “Live” only.

Event date: 25th April 2022

No participation fee. Travel and accommodation costs are not covered.

Final Program:

9:00 Welcome note and objectives of the symposium (Manuel Damásio, GEECT Chair)

9:30 Su Nicholls-Gärtner (IFS – International Film School) – Past and future: research on European film schools

10:30 Maria Silvia Gatta (European Commission, DG CNECT, Communications Networks, Content & Technology, I.3 Unit – Audiovisual Industry & media programmes) – Opportunities for film schools and the Creative Europe agenda

10:30 10:45 BREAK (15 min break)

10:45 Case studies (International cooperation between GEECT schools): Editor E+ project (Jana Keeble – VSMU & Patrick Geeraerts – RITCS and the FILMEU project Barry Dignam – IADT & Manuel Damásio – ULHT).

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Round tables – World Café format

Topics for the round tables are:

– what should we do with our students work?

– academization of film schools

– Collaborations in a remote world: how can we better support Schools and students in need (Actions towards Ukraine)

– Sustainbility and film schools

– Challenges to the future: Independence within different forms of funding

17:30 Closing and final remarks

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