Monika Palka – participating teacher – New Horizons Summer Academy
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Monika Palka, a school teacher and one of the participants of the New Horizons Film Academy, which takes place annually at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival.
Monika shares with us her thoughts and experiences of learning about filmmaking during this intensive course, in which teachers from Polish schools learn about the art of making films. She also reflects upon the importance of the Summer Academy in the optic of promoting the importance of including film in the school program, and the benefits that could results from young students being involved in filmmaking activities.
NEW HORIZONS SUMMER ACADEMY: T-MOBILE NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival in Wroclaw presents the work of cinema visionaries, uncompromising artists who have the courage to forge their own path regardless of prevailing fads, and to tackle key issues using their own unique language. During the festival, teachers and cultural mangers from all over Poland can participate in film workshops designed especially for them – the New Horizons Summer Academy. After T-MOBILE NEW HORIZONS festival finishes, the most interesting films are screened in selected Polish cities as part of the New Horizons Tournee, and then are released for distribution.