In its sixth edition, the CIES 2020 Education Film Festivalette, created and funded by the Open Society Foundations Education Support Program, explored critical themes related to education beyond the human. This year’s festival highlighted narratives that challenge our anthropocentric relationship to nature and bring to the forefront the paradoxical conditions confronting Homo sapiens on an endangered planet.
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The 2020 Festivalette films were originally available starting March 23rd till April 30th and were extended until May 31st. The recordings of the live discussions around the films with the directors and other special guests are still available in the showcase (accessible with the private password that was included in your vCIES emails). You can participate by adding your comments below the films or below the discussion recordings.
Rerun of the 2019 Online Festivalette available through May 31st also. The virtual rerun of a selection of last year’s Festivalette films were curated on the theme “Reflections on the Meaning of Human Progress”. Click here to see the 2019 Program and Trailer
Click here to watch the 2019 Online Festivalette Rerun You can use the same 2020 Festival password. The available films are: China Blue, Tomorrow, Cultivating Kids and School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten. Due to online distribution rights restrictions, the other three films in the San Francisco Program (Leave No Trace, Embrace of the Serpent and Human Flow) can’t be included in our virtual showcase, but you may be able to find them in other available VOD platforms, depending on where you live.
Film Festivalette Live Q & A Schedule
Please note all live sessions were recorded and are available in the film showcase. You can add comments below the videos to participate.
- Monday March 23rd, Live Festivalette Launch 12pm to 1pm US ES
Join the Festival organisers to discuss the Virtual Festival Program and the role of film within CIES.
- Wednesday March 25th, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “The Teacher’s Protest” with film director Jon Seal and Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary Education International.
- Thursday March 26th, 12 to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Our Atoll Speaks” with film director Gemma Cubero del Barrio.
- Friday March 27th, 12 to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Mothers of the Land” with film director Diego Sarmiento.
5. Wednesday April 1st, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Symbiotic Earth” with film director John Feldman.
Please note this Film has a Study Guide: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/guides/SE_StudyGuide_lores.pdf
- Wednesday April 8th, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Biomimicry” with Alexandra Ralevski, Director, Ask Nature at the Biomimicry Institute.
- Wednesday April 15th 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “The Serengeti Rules” with film director Nicolas Brown.
Educational resources for this film available here: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/the-serengeti-rules-educational-resources/20211/
- Wednesday April 22nd, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Tokyo Waka” with film directors John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson.
9. Join us on Wednesday April 29th, 12pm to 1pm US EST, for our Live Discussion with the Film Festivalette Team: Reflections on Recent Festival/s and the Way Forward, with Hugh McLean, Director Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, Adriana Cepeda, Curator Spaces of Education in Film Festival, Jorge Baxter Co-Curator Spaces of Education in Film Festival.
Rerun of 2019 Online Festivalette
The virtual rerun of a selection of last year’s Festivalette films around the theme “Reflections on the Meaning of Human Progress” will be available from May 1st to May 31st.