FILM VAULT is a digital learning environment promoting ways in which Film Education may become a key element in school curricula. It is one of the creative outcomes of EUforia Programme, the transnational cultural partnership between the Thessaloniki International Festival, SAN and Laterna Magica, made possible through funding by European Commission’s MEDIA program.

In view of film education and audience development, FILM VAULT delivers knowledge that enables teachers and students alike to understand film education’s benefits, to develop critical thinking and to express creatively. Τhrough its sophisticated film learning material and curated film catalogue, FILM VAULT delivers resources focusing mostly on European film and European film narratives and as an ever-evolving environment aspires to be a journey into film cultures and genres. FILM VAULT’s main aim is to provide guidance and resources on the ways in which film may be linked to secondary education to enhance student learning experience. Nevertheless, its ultimate goal is to promote and consolidate a shared European identity.

The Film Catalogue presents 30 films which are complemented with a variety of teaching aids such as Film Study Guides, Film Reviews and Articles. In addition, Manuals offer the basic glossary of film terms familiarizing students with the meaningful units of film language. Aspiring to motivate film learning experiences inside and outside the classroom, the Collections bridge film with literature, history, and society, and embrace a critical approach to knowledge. Student Projects brings together the students’ docs made by the participant schools in Greece, Hungary, and Poland. Students learn how to decode symbols (mostly the visual), observe, search for meaning, and concentrate.



Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the leading film festival in South-Eastern Europe, is the main coordinator of EUforia Programme working in partnership with Spoleczna Akademia Nauk (SAN) and LATERNA MAGICA. Established in 1960, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival is the oldest Balkan Film festival supporting and promoting the works of emerging international filmmakers, while showcasing the annual Greek production. A non-profit organization supervised and supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture, it operates 12 months a year, nationally. It is well-known for its two major, film and documentary, festivals, its special screenings, and its extensive educational programs, designed and delivered by its audience outreach collaborators and sub-sections, the Thessaloniki Cinematheque and the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum & Library. With stable funds coming in from both public and private sources, it operates on an annual budget of approximately four (4) million €.


The Thessaloniki Cinema Museum – Cinematheque, established in 1997, collects, preserves and displays Greek film culture and history. As the Thesssaloniki IFF’s educational branch, it operates on the basis of research, documentation, and archiving through its library and digital platform, it runs a series of successful film education programs for primary and secondary schools, and performs community outreach through sophisticated screening programs paying tribute to emblematic directors, genres, and national cinemas. The Thessaloniki Cinema Museum – Cinematheque has a significant number of collaborations with cultural organizations and educational institutions. It runs 3-4 educational programs a day and is visited by approximately 17,000 students annually. The Cinematheque numbers more than 6,000 members, maintains a film archive and apart from screenings it organizes lectures on European filmmakers, national cinemas, and film currents. The Film Library’s collection contains over 13,000 film-related books and magazines and all the 200 Thessaloniki Film Festival publications.


The Warsaw-based University Spoleczna Akademia Nauk (SAN) offers a degree in Film & the Audiovisual Arts focusing on the Direction & Production of Films, TV & Commercials, Photography in Film, TV & Commercials, Acting, and more. SAN is committed in delivering in-service teacher training through active co-operations with associations such as NEONEA, the Association for Promoting Media & Cultural Education. Through EU projects such as E-HISTO, SAN has delivered critical media skills to teachers and secondary school students.


LATERNA MAGICA designs and delivers demanding and unique cultural and educational projects in Hungary and abroad. By providing consultation and assistance, it helps cultural and educational institutions achieve their goals and expand their activities. LATERNA MAGICA’s expertise covers the followings fields: syntax of applications, formation of action plans, promotion and implementation of projects, as well as recording and disseminating results. A prolific partner of various Hungarian educational and professional institutions, the organization has supported amongst others over the years curriculum development, pedagogical growth, public-education administration. The national organizer of the European Home Movies Network project, involving film festivals and research conducted in 6 EU counties, LATERNA MAGICA is also managing in partnership with MaNDA, the Hungarian National Digital Archive & Film Institute, film educational programmes, exhibitions and digitalization projects.

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