Training Ground
FEST Film Educators Meetup to discuss the challenges that film teaching faces all over the world!

On the 22th June, in Centro Multimeios de Espinho, FEST Film Educators Meetup will be the place where you can reunite with colleagues from other schools to discuss the challenges that film teaching faces all over the world, and what we can do for a change! And all, above everything, is a special place for you to establish connections and share the best experiences with your peers.

The format consists of a round table moderated by Chris Nunn and some representatives from the film industry and film universities sharing their experiences and making a crossover between film education and film practice. They will discuss for 1 hour, and then we will open the space for the audience for a Q&A. After that, a special networking moment will occur.

FEST Film Educators Meetup is part of FEST PRO 2022, that between the 21st and the 26th of June brings to Espinho a list of top professionals already announced, and the ones that will be announced in the next few days.

FEST Film Educators Meetup | 22nd June - Junta de Freguesia de Espinho

15:00 - Chris Nun on “Filmmaking Education for Change”

“Change is the essential process of all existence.
You must challenge your preconceptions or they, most certainly, will challenge you.”

– Sarek of Vulcan (Spock’s Dad)

The film and television industries have seen a lot of change in recent years. Changes in production methods, working practices and the increased desire for a better work/life balance. Conversely, now more than ever, it seems that film and television play pivotal roles in advocating for change in a world where hope can sometimes feel a distant prospect. What is the role then, of film educators in these tumultuous times? How do we support our students in understanding both the changing nature of the film and television industries, the need to adapt, as well as the importance of filmmakers as advocates for social and political change, the need for others to adapt. Join us for this years educators meet-up and hear from a range of educators how they, and their institutions, are at the forefront of some of these issues today.

17:00 - Showcase of opportunities for film schools – Canon and Sound Particles

This session will include new opportunities for film schools such as free educational access software and others

18:00 - Networking drinks

Networking with peers over a drink in an informal setting