From Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 January, the Netherlands Film Academy organizes together with ifs international film school köln, the GEECT EMBRACING DIVERSITY conference in EUROPEAN FILM SCHOOLS.
Through presentations and interactive workshops and accompanied by a variety of audiovisual design tools and techniques, stereotypes and unconscious biases will be explored. The best and the worst practices from film schools are examined.
The outcomes of these days will be included in the programme of the second part of the conference which will take place at the ifs international filmschule köln in Cologne from 6-8 March 2019 and will discuss how changes can be implemented in curricula and higher education structures.
Perspectives and measures for inclusive university film education will be formulated that hopefully result in joint guidelines that can ensure diversity at European film schools.
Bart Romer: 'As film schools, we have the responsibility to engage in social change and debate and reflect the diversity of our society, both in front of and behind the camera. Our students and graduates can be from influence to - their stories can stir things up, shift perspectives and create new visions - making it all the more important that we hear the most diverse voices. '
The conference is organized under the flag of GEECT, the European department of CILECT. This international platform, in which more than 160 film schools from more than 60 countries are represented, aims to stimulate cooperation between film programmes.