Providing critical viewing skills is key for young generations to understand the visual culture around them. European film archives have a longstanding expertise in teaching what film is – a language, an art form, an expression of human activity. They offer varied film literacy activities (workshops, screenings, seminars, guided tours etc.) for different user and age groups. However, the legal framework under which film archives and cinema institutions carry out these film literacy activities is more often than not unclear.
In the frame of the ABCinema Plus project a one day workshop will be held at the Deutsches Filminstut in Frankfurt on 13 April 2016 to give insight in copyright exceptions and licensing models related to the use of film heritage in education. The workshop is open to the professional public.