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Cinema Education

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 AmiCorti A Scuola - We produce a short film

The "AmiCorti a Scuola" project was conceived with the intention of training aware and passionate young spectators in various topics, in order to create an active link between the world of school and the cinematographic one. Children are immersed every day in a planet of stereotyped images which conditions, often in a misleading way, the way in which information is read, the ability to grasp the educational and human value of the messages and the vision of today's reality from critical points of view. It becomes fundamental to be able to exploit the potential of audiovisual languages, close to the interests and cognitive styles of children, to promote courses that represent a valid training opportunity and an important tool for understanding reality. The aim of the project lies in wanting to stimulate a more attentive look at certain issues (friendship, diversity, children's rights, respect for the environment ...), refine the aesthetic taste, promote the critical sense (discriminating civilly constructive attitudes from harmful attitudes and misleading) and favor the possibility of dialogue and confrontation with appropriate conversations and reflections.

Specific goals

➡  Access the world of cinematographic use in a guided and reasoned way through specific paths, both thematic and inherent to filmic language;

➡  Develop the spirit of observation and willingness to listen;

➡  Enhance the ability to reflect and broaden the lexicon;

➡ Develop the skills of dialogue, communication and ideological and experiential comparison;

➡ Strengthen the ability to "read" visual texts, to understand the role of the characters in the events represented, to describe the observed situations;

➡  Improve the ability to work independently;

➡ Stimulate the relationship, comparison and respect for other people's ideas;

➡  Analyze events, behaviors, moods to acquire a sense of responsibility through identification;

➡  Grasp the moral of the film;

➡  Mediated acquisition of compliance with the rules.


During the course of the year, the classes will watch 2 or more films, each of which will be introduced by an interdisciplinary learning unit. The viewing will be followed by a debate with the aim of verifying and consolidating understanding of the film, thus giving pupils the opportunity to compare ideas and experiences. The students will have to answer some questions individually, others in groups through a discussion guided by the Tutors and the teacher during which they will have to confront their peers, express opinions and motivate them, referring to the events of the film they have seen. Subsequently, the students will be offered activities and interdisciplinary worksheets (comprehension questions, analysis of the characters, reordering and writing captions of the film scenes, autonomous writing both on paper and on the PC, dictations, cooperative learning works, graphic representations , scientific and geographical, analysis of the soundtracks, etc...) specially prepared, which will serve to verify and consolidate the understanding of the film, without neglecting the creative expression of one's emotions. Finally, a final project and/or short film will be created, in which all students will play a role and/or profession in the cinema.

  Activity guidelines

The films will be chosen for the didactic, human and social value they communicate and for the contents and problems suitable for the age group in question. The pupils will attend the screening of the film which will be preceded by a simple but clear presentation by the Tutors to arouse interest and curiosity.
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Movies: Movies record real or reconstructed events with sound images taken from the camera lens. A film, transparent and sensitive to light, runs inside the camera, onto the surface of which the light passing through the lens is projected. Thus the images of the subjects taken are formed, as if several photographs were taken. The device The mechanic of the camera normally takes twenty-four photographs every second, called frames. Subsequently, in a film laboratory, the photographs in sequence, taken on the film, are made visible by means of a photographic chemical procedure, called development. The filmed images, then projected onto a large white and opaque screen by the film projector, which projects them with the same speed as the filming, give to the spectator's eye the illusion of the movement of the actions "transcribed" on the film. Television: filming of an event according to electronic and electromagnetic principles. The images taken by the camera are broken down by an electronic device sensitive to light into electrical impulses, then transformed into electromagnetic waves which are transmitted remotely (in almost real time) by the transmission equipment. The images, too, can be recorded on magnetic tapes or on electronic media which are rapidly spreading in recent years. The television that receives the images, reassembles them on its screen, illuminating the dots of which it is composed and thus giving the illusion of a succession of actions.

Video: it is the recording of an action, a story, a document, etc... taken by a video camera and recorded on a magnetic tape or on any other electronic - computer support which is currently the latest invention of the technique. Then the images will be recomposed by sending them to the TV or by projecting them onto a screen with a device called a video projector.











Lesson methodology

Watching movies Lectures by the teacher

Guided conversations 

Working in small groups

Laboratory activities.


Multimedia supports (LIM, computer, digital camera) In-depth guides Meeting with the expert

Verification and evaluation

The verification criteria will be oriented towards observing the child's responses and behavior with the aim of ascertaining the acquisition of: commitment, participation and collaboration with respect to deliveries; creativity and graphic-pictorial skills care of the material produced; execution times; assessment of acquired knowledge and skills.

Evaluation in progress

- respect the basic rules of group work (Cooperative Learning);

- intervene in a pertinent way by gathering food for thought on the proposed themes;

- express a vocabulary appropriate to the context.

The assessment by the teacher will take place through oral presentations, written topics, understanding of informative texts through multiple choice or open-ended questions, summaries guided by guiding questions or images, temporal reconstructions of the events studied.

Task - product

Targeted skills

Enrich the training offer in order to improve learning processes train and educate in the world of the film image,

through watching films

promote personal and group creative production


Experiment with different expressive languages,

Analyze a film through its main components: plot, characters, meaning, soundtrack,

Start an interpretation of the message,

Express the world of your emotions.

Recipient users

Students, Teachers and Family


First and second quarter

Experiences activated

Gestural, graphic, musical expressiveness,

Guided viewing of the film,

Verbal communication,

Creative production.


Insights on the themes of living environments, conversations and reflections related to the proposed film.

Learning unit


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