The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation supported the educational programme “School Cinema Clubs” by Anemon Productions. From October 2021 to April 2022, the programme offered free-of-charge screenings of 16 films which included documentaries, children’s fiction films and short films, attended by 1,614 children aged 8-18 from 30 schools around Greece. At the same time, eight online meetings were held with teachers and educators where they developed educational material for ten films. During the programme, the children participated in workshops and were given the opportunity to come closer to the art of cinema. After the screenings, students were also encouraged to implement actions inspired by the films, such as creating a herb garden and making composting or recycling bins.
“School Cinema Clubs” is a network for promoting the creation of new school cinema clubs and supporting existing clubs throughout Greece. The screenings give children and teachers access to the independent European cinema and foster discussions on a range of subjects, from culture and history to sport, environmental and social issues. Certain school screenings provide SDH subtitles for deaf and hearing-impaired people.