Moving Cinema

Centre for the Moving Image

Audience Development



Total project grant (euros)


Percentage of budget funded



Creative Europe



Funding scheme

Audience Development

Call number


Call publication date

30 Nov 2015

Application deadline

3 Mar 2016

Result publication date

6 Jun 2016

Number of partners in project


Lead organisation

A Bao a Qu (ES)


British Film Institute (UK);

Centre for the Moving Image (UK);

Landesverband Kinder- und Jugendfilm Berlin (DE);

Os Filhos de Lumière (PT);

Viešoji įstaiga Meno avilys (LT)

The main objectives of the Moving Cinema project are to create strong links between young people and cinema, to give them the tools to be autonomous spectators, and ultimately, to build active and sensitive audiences able to appreciate diverse cinema. The focus is on on contemporary and classic European auteur cinema, with special attention to films and filmmakers that differ from the mainstream, and yet are able to engage young people in a deep and meaningful way.

The project aims to explore these objectives through four strands of work:

Resources are published on the website with the intention of being useful for any organisations, institutions and people interested in the transmission of cinema. Through its activities, Moving Cinema builds an important network of festivals, cinemas, screening spaces, schools, institutions, teachers and filmmakers that work together for film education for young people.

Moving Cinema is a project lead by A Bao A Qu and developed since 2014 with Meno Avilys (Lithuania) and Os Filhos de Lumière (Portugal). In 2015 the Centre for the Moving Image (Scotland) joined the project to work on the Young Programmers strand and La Cinémathèque Française (France) joined the project with the launch of Inside Cinema, an online space for the discovery of films through the materials of the creation processes.

The BFI (UK) and Kijufi (Germany) joined the project as partners in 2016.

For more information on the Edinburgh International Film Festival Young Programmers scheme funded through this initiative visit the Filmhouse website.

Nicola Kettlewood, Head of Education & Leaning at Centre for Moving Image, said:

"The funding from Creative Europe for Moving Cinema has allowed us to work closely with our partners in Barcelona, Lisbon and Vilnius, sharing best practice, new ideas and different approaches to cinema. Over the two years our Young Programmers have enjoyed learning about European cinema and sharing their enthusiasm with young people across Europe, as well as with our audience in Edinburgh."

Look at our 2016 Results Report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to projects that seek to increase audience knowledge of and interest in European audiovisual works.

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