We are delighted that Screening Literacy, the report on the EC research project of the same name, will be launched on 4 June at the Nerve Centre, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in the presence of representatives of the European Commission MEDIA Unit, colleagues from European film organisations, and a sizeable group from Northern Ireland itself.
Derry~Londonderry was chosen because of its status as UK City of Culture this year, but also because the research reports that Northern Ireland is one of the leading film education providers in Europe. We are further delighted therefore that the event will see the first presentation of the results of the 10-year review of A Wider Literacy, Northern Ireland’s strategy for film education.
Throughout the day, delegates from across Europe will meet each other and shape plans for collaborations that might be funded through Creative Europe, which opens its funding streams in January 2014. The event will feature film critic and TV personality, Mark Cousins presenting sneak previews of his film The Story of Children in Film, showing at the Cinemobile outside the City of Culture offices; other work by young people, including from Northern Ireland, will be on display.