Elena di Giovanni – Lecturer in English Language and Translation at the University of Macerata / special projects coordinator for SubTi Ltd and SubTi Access
For the sixth year in a row, 28 young film-lovers representing each of the European countries meet and attend the Venice Days. This initiative is set up by the LUX Prize of the European Parliament in partnership with Europa Cinemas, the Venice Days / Giornate degli Autori and Cineuropa.
The 28 participants have been chosen from out of hundreds of candidates on the basis of their originality, commitment and passion for film. In Venice, they had the opportunity to watch films and play the role of film critics by contributing to a blog (Cineuropa) and to Europa Cinemas social networks. They also participated in round-table discussions and debates with film industry professionals, critics and filmmakers. In parallel to their duties as jurors, the 28 are devoted to the exploration of the new edition of the LUX Prize, viewing and discussing the 3 finalists with their directors and the members of the European Parliament present in Venice.
One of the workshops that they had the opportunity of attending dealt with Cinema Accessibility. This gave the 28 Times Cinema participants an opportunity to be introduced to the various techniques that cinema employs in order to make cinema an inclusive experience for those who may be sense impaired. Here is the recording of the workshop, curated by expert in the field, Elena Di Giovanni.