Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, and Frédérique Bredin, President of the CNC, officially launched l'Atelier cinéma this Friday, February 22 at the Guy Môquet school in Nogent-sur-Marne, a new playful and intuitive image education tool for students in cycle 3 (grades 4, 5 and 6e).

From dialogues, scenes and other elements d'Azur and Asmar by Michel Ocelot (2016), film support l'Atelier cinéma, five activities related to the world of 7e art and supervised by the teachers are proposed to the students: scenario, framing, team, editing and shooting.

This pedagogical game developed by the CNC in consultation with the National Education allows students to discover the 7e art and its backstage, to understand the different stages of creating a film, and leads them to make their own short film.

“On this day of celebration for French cinema, which will be honoured this evening at the 44e Caesar ceremony, I am pleased to recall that cinema is also intended for the youngest. Thanks to this educational game designed especially for them, our children can discover the professions of the image and the fabulous world of cinema, to perhaps see in them the birth of future vocations.” said Franck Riester, Minister of Culture.

This very simple game, physical game or digital application, will allow children to discover how a film is made, and to make a short film. We spend years teaching children to read. In a world full of images, this education in the eyes and professions of cinema is essential,” said Frédérique Bredin, President of the CNC.

This unprecedented device, which is part of the CNC’s film education policy, receives the support of actress Bérénice Bejo, sponsor of the initiative. It has already been distributed to 37,000 French elementary schools, in the form of a physical kit or a free digital application for tablets.