This site hosts training materials and resources for Cinema, Cent ans De Jeunesse from the Cinémathèque Française. It is free for anyone to use.
Since 1995, 7 to 18 year olds have been taking part in the unique experience of CCAJ, mixing discovery of cinematic heritage with filmmaking practice. CCAJ takes place in France and several other countries, where workshop groups - run by teachers and filmmaking professionals - study the year’s question of cinema from September to June. The participants watch a series of clips from the history of world cinema, film a series of exercises, then make a short film, which is shown at the Cinémathèque Française in June.
CCAJ is also an international network of cultural partners, who develop the project’s educational approach, whilst coordinating the project in their own areas. CCAJ lies at the crossroads of several European educational projects, allowing an exchange of ideas and perspectives.
This site has been produced with support from the EDF Foundation
To tackle these issues : To provide resources and examples of specific achievements ; To offer tools that are open and adaptable to all ages ; To train, to think, to start - or to put in to action and experiment in a school, or extra curricular context.
Weather and climate are an essential question of cinema: far from being a simple element of a cinematic shot, they are very a much part of the writing of the story we see, and the landscape we behold. It’s a core part of cinema itself, with the colours, light and atmosphere that each weather event proposes.
What is the balance between reality and fiction in the cinema? How do filmmakers shape reality within fiction? What is the place of the world in stories? This question of the intrusion of reality within fiction, or of shifting between reality and fiction, is demonstrated differently depending on films.
See the world, like the Lumiere Brothers, at the dawn of cinema: A selection of Lumiere Minutes filmed by today’s children and young people, from here and elsewhere. This space is for sharing the work of those who wish to have a go at the exercisee. Discover all the Lumiere Minutes