Educational actions

Meetings and Workshops

Getting to appreciate the full diversity of European cinema is possible not only thanks to a rich and dense line-up of films, but also through meetings with industry professionals. To this end, the festival offers several cycles of masterclasses and meetings each year. Details of the programme will be released in November.


Each year, in partnership with SACEM and 22D Music, music in film is showcased through a series of conferences led by renowned professionals. In 2022, composer Ludovic Bource and director Benjamin Massoubre led a masterclass on the animated film Little Nicholas: Happy As Can Be.


The Festival welcomes the Lab Femmes de Cinéma, a think tank devoted to the place of women in cinema, through workshops and masterclasses aimed at film professionals as well as a wider audience. In 2022, actress and director Veerle Beatens led a Femmes de Cinéma masterclass attended by around a hundred students.


Each year, some of the greatest names in cinema are honoured. Retrospectives of their work, as well as masterclasses, are held in their presence, giving students the opportunity to share a moment with them.


Every year, the Arcs Film Festival organises a cine-debate for school groups. It consists of a screening of a film chosen for its thought-provoking approach to one or more European issues of the time, followed by a debate between its director and various specialist contributors. In 2022, the spotlight was put on Alcarràs by Carla Simón. The screening was followed by a lively discussion between François Missonier, Rock en Seine festival’s founder and Europavox music festival’s director, Camille Etienne, an environmental activist, and students from the Bourg Saint Maurice school complex.


“Moving Mountains" offers a wide range of screenings, debates and workshops all designed to raise questions and stimulate reflection on the major issues facing society: ecological transition, parity, gender diversity and living together. With this in mind, a number of films in the line-up have been given the "Moving Mountains" label, so that viewers can easily spot productions that bridge the gap between societal issues and cinema. These screenings are accompanied by workshops, debates and meetings to exchange ideas and generate reflection.


The Festival works hand in hand with teachers to organise workshops and meetings to support their educational projects.

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