Film Focus: New Directions in Film and Media Literacy

In December 2012 we launched the report on Film Focus, IFI Education’s two-year action research project on film and moving image education.

Film Focus was commissioned by the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannáin na hÉireann in 2009 and was undertaken by IFI Education with the support of the Arts Council. It was developed within the context of the existing IFI Education programme, and the activities of other film educators, facilitators and interested personnel with whom we made contact through existing and new networks.

Setting out to define a national strategy for film education and young people, we ended up with a whole range of activities in film education and media literacy that promoted collaborative learning styles and critical thinking processes. Among our recommendations was a commitment to develop a Short Course for Junior Cycle and to continue to explore further avenues for film education and media literacy across the formal and informal education sectors.

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