La Semaine de la Critique carries on its singular mission: to reach out to ever-broader audiences by favouring screen education initiatives dedicated to the young public. La Semaine organises several year-round educational activities for high school students, apprentices and secondary school pupils from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Île-de-France and from other regions in France as well as for high schools in Germany.
The programme includes: screenings of the selected short and feature films, meetings with film critics and members of the selection committees of La Semaine de la Critique, film analysis, workshops on how to write a film review and an introduction to film criticism.
The Franco-German Youth Office
For the second consecutive year, la Semaine de la Critique organises in collaboration with The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), a French-German training workshop on film criticism held in Cannes during the Festival. Twenty French and German high school pupils from underprivileged areas participate to this three-day workshop. The screenings and writing workshops are meant to encourage the exchange and stimulate intercultural dynamics between France and Germany, to participate to the cultural democratization by broadening the audiences. It is also dedicated to screen education and training on film criticism for the young generation of viewers. The high school students attending will be given the opportunity to publish their reviews and opinion pieces on the FGYO blog and also to live-share their impressions, discoveries and the events during their stay in Cannes.
The Île-de-France Region
For the fifth consecutive year, la Semaine de la Critique organises a whole day of training to film criticism for the “Lycéens et apprentis au cinéma” scheme in the Île-de France region. Twenty high school students will try their hand in writing a review on a feature film screened at la Semaine de la Critique. The workshop will be held in Paris in autumn and will be animated by two professional film critics.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region
Steadfastly committed to cinema-lovers, La Semaine de la Critique is devoted to screen education for pupils in collaboration with the association Cinéma du Sud. 200 pupils from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region are welcome to its screenings during the festival in Cannes.
The Departamental Council of les Alpes-Maritimes
For the third year in a row, La Semaine de la Critique puts up screen education schemes for the pupils in the region. A first meeting takes place at the beginning of the year with the purpose of setting the bases for accurate watching and analysing. During the festival, the secondary school pupils are invited to discover two short films and a feature film selected at La Semaine de la Critique and are taught about the importance of film criticism.