FROOOM! – INTERDISCIPLINARY FILM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (since 2011)
Innovative media, film and computer literacy education for children and youth focusing on intercultural exchange and fostering children’s understanding of human rights and understanding of “others”.
Our education method insist on interactive learning, empowering children and youth to understand media content from any possible point of view and guiding them trough all these by playfulness and fun.
We forensically trace evidences on all historical attempt to “create” films and moving pictures in last 3000 years as well we analyze new and old media content using, in maieutic way, hermeneutic methodology while we shift all the time different points of views.
Frooom! is an innovative media, film and information literacy program for children and young people from 8 to 16 years, which introduces them to what they cannot see and understand by watching movies, TV series, music videos, computer games and web-media programs. Through an intensive process of game-like education and exploring, children learn about the nature of the film while experimenting with all that a film as we know it today was coming from: from Chinese Zoetropes, French Praxinoscopes, through Mannerist optical experiments, experimental animation of still photography and Camera Obscura, to computer software, advanced video, drones and 3D mapping and digital technology.
The mission of the project is also to stimulate critical approach of children and youth towards media contents and foster intercultural exchange of cultural, media and local knowledge primarily in the region of Mediterranean area, Balkan region and EU, between artist, authors, cultural operators and policy makers as well between larger or targeted audience.
Age and number of participants: from 8 to 13 year / up to 18 participants (for students of advanced and master-class workshops upper limit is 17 years)
Next workshops – 2018: ( 3 modalities)
Duration and place:
5 days (Monday-Friday/Tuesday to Saturday) from 8-16 h
every weekend from January 27 on (three weekends one course!)
whole school year – Frooom Pro (developing one professional project!) – January 27-June 16
April – 3-7; June – 18-22, 26-30; July – 2-6, 9-13; August – 27-31;
Zagreb – in elementary schoool Dr. Ivan Merz, Račkoga street 4 (next workshop in January 2018)
Rijeka – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Dolac street 1, Rijeka (next workshop in January 2018)
Koprivnica – POU – Public Open University Koprivnica, Starogradska street 1, Koprivnica (next workshop in January 2018)
Split – Multimedia Art Center, Ulica Slobode (Freedom street) 28, Split (next workshop in January 2018)
Prelog – in City Library, Glavna ulica 33, 40323 Prelog
Sinj – Art & Cultural Center , Put Petrovca 12, 21230 Sinj
Island Vis – in Cultural Center Vitić , Grodac street, 21485 Komiža
Duga Resa – in Cultural and Educational Center, St. George Square 3, 47250 Duga Resa
We provide to the students of the workshop, through innovative methods of participation and playfulness in the process of learning, a basis of complete introduction of film, film/media history, media and visual culture by exploring complex and exciting process of creation of the film and video art.
The training schedule FROOOM!’s includes also insurance for all participants and good, healthy and warm meal every day.
The workshop takes place in the constant presence of an experienced psychologist.
The concept of educational programs Frooom!: Boris Bakal
Coordination and Administration of the project: Anja Pletikosa, Sanda Brumen and Boris Bakal
Leaders of educational processes: Boris Bakal (president of Shadow Casters, theatre and film director, actor and multimedia artist), Mirko Bogosavac / Igor Longo / Stipe Bagarić/ Ivana Bandić (psychologists), Nada Kovacevic / Jelena Lopatic/ Sanja Milardovic/ Jakov Čuvaljak/Zrinka Kusevic (actors and drama pedagogues), Tihana Mandušic, Dalia Dozet (film cinematographer, visual artist and editor), Vedran Senjanović / Lea Mileta/ Dražen Žerjav (editors and filmmakers), Anja Pletikosa (playwrights and screenwriters), Dea Jagić, Petra Zlonoga (author of animated films), Nora Krstulović, Ines Kesich, Ivan Marušić Klif & Ivan Lušičić (new and interactive media artists) and many others .
Costs: for info on costs please write to – firstname.lastname@example.org