March 1st | June 24th 2022
On the initiative of the French School of Florence, within the framework of COVID-19 in 2021, the International Non-Profit Organization Films for children proposed, in the form of a festival for primary and secondary school teachers and their students, short films accompanied by educational activities.
An international festival exploring the theme of humanism and ecology, entirely free of charge and without advertising, with the aim of enabling children to stay in contact and pursue schooling activities at home.
All students were encouraged to give their opinion and vote for their favorite short film.
Feedback from teachers and children has been extremely encouraging; 35 countries, 1,200 classes, 280,000 students participated in 2021.
We have therefore decided to renew the festival in 2022.
Objective of the international Film Festival Takorama
An international festival exploring the theme of “solidarity”.
During the festival, the children are invited to vote for their favorite short film but also to participate in educational activities.
Beyond the cinematographic and artistic education, the festival aims to assert the educational dimension of cinema by positioning it at the side of literature and painting as a resource liable to accompany and support the teachers as a whole and to allow the children to perceive animated images not only as an entertainment but also as a communication tool.
Operation of the international Film Festival Takorama
The festival takes place every years from March 1 to June 24.
It is completely free and is open to teachers from all over the world and their students between 3 and 18 years old.
Teachers register their class and receive by email the educational activities they can give to their students after watching the movies.
Students vote for their favorite film and award the children’s prize.
Parents can also register their children directly.
Selection of films
A grid of selection to decide of the adequacy between content and age of the children has been elaborated in collaboration with the NPO 3-6-9-12 as well as Serge Tisseron, sponsor of the NPO Films for children. A preselection of 40 films out of 300 was carried out by the NPO Films for children.
A selection committee made up of members of the partners made a final selection organized into 5 age categories made up of 3 films each.
The members of the committee are:
– Olivier Defaye (Films for Children, France)
– Liana Vila Nova (Films for Children, Brazil)
– Géraldine Baché (CITIA)
– Charline Thenot (CITIA)
– Serge Tisseron (3-6-9-12)
– Sonia Winter (3-6-9-12)
– Alexandra Fernandes (ONUDC)
– Marion Ehalt (ONUDC)
– Alexandre Le Voci Sayad (UNESCO MIL Alliance)
– Samuel Baluret (Réseau Canopé)
A festival in 20 languages
The festival, aimed at children around the world and especially children in developing countries, is in 20 languages.
Download the poster of the festival in the respective languages:
English – French – Chinese – Japanese – Hebrew – Spanish – Italian – Greek – Portuguese – German – Russian – Ukrainian – Czech – Slovenian – Arabic – Hindi – Bengali – Swahili – Indonesian.
Partners of the International Takorama festival
The festival Takorama, organized by the NPO Films for children, under the patronage of UNESCO, develops its educational activity by and through animated images with the main goal of offering, in an educational context, a free access to short films to children all over the world.
The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, aims at empowering the next generation to become socially responsible global citizens with a sound moral and ethical compass who are prepared to tackle the world’s challenges related to the rule of law. It seeks to promote a culture of lawfulness, help educators teach on rule of law issues and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard. To achieve these objectives, different age-appropriate educational tools and activities for the primary, secondary and tertiary education levels have been developed by E4J together with partners. At the primary level (children aged from 6 to 12 years), the educational materials and tools provided by E4J are aimed at equipping children with skills such as conflict resolution, critical thinking, empathy and teamwork, and promoting and teaching values such as acceptance, fairness, integrity and respect. At the secondary education level (13 to 18-year old students), E4J has created interactive pedagogical resources such as educational videos accompanied by guides for teachers. Through these materials, E4J empowers students with knowledge and skills about the rule of law issues that surround them, enabling them to promote the rule of law in their communities.
The resources and learning provided by the E4J initiative are contributing to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Goals 4, 5, 10 and 16.
UNODC participated in the selection committee of short films for the Takorama 2021 festival.
UNESCO MIL Alliance
The UNESCO MIL Alliance, formerly known as Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies.
This pioneering initiative was launched in 2013 and aims to articulate concrete partnerships to drive MIL development and impact globally, enabling the MIL community to speak as one voice
“Films for Children” is a UNESCO MIL Alliance member.
UNESCO MIL Alliance participated in the selection committee of short films for the Takorama 2022 festival.
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