A Framework For Film Education

What is film education?

The nature and purpose of ‘film education’ has been debated over many decades, as has what we call it: is ‘film education’ the right label?


During 2014-15, Creative Scotland worked with film educators from many other European countries to articulate a Framework for Film Education whose fundamental principles we share, and which will continue to guide our work:

  • The importance of integrating critical and creative practices and processes with the widest possible participation in film culture.
  • Recognition of the specificities of film – as artform and text, with its own language, history, and aesthetics.
  • The entitlement of all children and young people to experience, learn about, and appreciate film through both the formal structures of schooling, and the informal environments of home, family, and society.

Read the Framework for Film Education in Europe