The main mission of the Educational Service of CINANIMA –International Animated Film Festival of Espinho – is to promote and encourage an appreciation for Animation Cinema, creating places of first-hand contact and of informal education for a wide audience.
We are committed to continue the great tradition and accumulated experience of the Festival in the area of education, through which great names of the national and international animation cinema scene have already passed, some of whom started their professional paths here. We design a solid and structured work strategy to respond to the needs, interests and requests of those who seek us out.
In our training programme, we have workshops that are held every year during the week of the Festival, as well as other training events that take place throughout the year, aimed at a wide audience that ranges from professionals and students in the area, to teachers of the visual arts and other interested individuals, focused on the teaching of techniques and specific knowledge.
We also focus on working with children and young people, through engaging and educational approaches to the principles of animation. We work with schools and their teachers, supporting the development of transdisciplinary pedagogical projects with Animation Cinema, which results in meaningful educational and learning processes for students.
Through the artistic and multidisciplinary language that is Animation Cinema, we seek not only to inform, but, above all, to stimulate reflection. We want to discover alternative ways of seeing, thinking and communicating.
CINANIMA is a place of encounters, convergences and stories. Reflecting on and searching for these stories is also the responsibility of an effective education service.
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