The festival is launching the platform SEFFeducación which is aimed fundamentally at the educational community and encompasses the actions it is undertaking in order to create new audiences. Collaborators in this initiative are the entertainment complex Cine Zona Este, the Education Service of the Seville Council’s Department of Education, Citizen Participation and Municipal Buildings, and the major online viewing platform Filmin.
The Europa Junior competitive section has 15 films which are having their Spanish premiere, 2 of them their world premiere. They are aimed at younger audiences and are the best of the year’s crop. The sessions are organised between the city’s educational centres with the collaboration of the Regional Delegation of Educational Orientation.
With a demand that increases every year, the Education Service of the Seville Council’s Department of Education, Citizen Participation and Municipal Buildings offers free workshops as part of the programme ‘Seville, cinema and education’, which includes a total of 150 training sessions on audiovisual subjects in schools. In 2016 more than 4,000 pupils will participate in the activity.
For its part, Filmin, the major platform for authorized online viewing, offers on its platform a specific catalogue of titles selected from the festival for which it offers a code pack of free viewing at the disposal of the educational centers.
After its success last year, SEFF and the association A Bao A Qu (the association responsible for the program ‘Cine en curso’, and which now collaborates with such organisations as the CCCB, the Filmoteca de Catalunya, the MACBA, the CGAI and the Reina Sofía National Musuem and Art Centre) are setting up the second edition of the programme ‘Moving Cinema’, extending its scope and seeking to involve more participants among young secondary students, offering an active approach to auteurist cinema. A total of 30 secondary schools have already enrolled in this program which is available to all the public.
'Moving Cinema' mainly develops three lines of work: the creation of a group of young programmers who, after attending training sessions, will be responsible for programming one of the films at the festival; the attendance of young people at regular festival sessions; and the training of teachers, a new line that goes more deeply into training teachers with a view to providing them with tools, strategies and resources so that they are better prepared to enhance young people’s experience at the festival as spectators or programmers.
In order to encourage cultural habits in families with young children, on the festival weekends there will be specific programming designed for the Family Cinema experience. With the name of SEFF Joven, it will also help the youngest members of the family to get to know and experience a film festival.