Here we examine the factual form of filmmaking known as the documentary.
Film genres are closely connected to and were derived from literary genres, codified over millennia.
Cinema is appreciated through the form of “art exhibitions” which, in the field of the performing arts, are more often referred to as “festivals”.
For the average viewer it’s difficult to realise the amount of work and people involved in filmmaking.
Filmmaker work on creating a specific language. But cinema is also a language of its own and abides by its own rules.
We look at how, more often than not, it’s actually very difficult to tell the difference between the genres.
Films can also be discussed, which means that, as well as normal viewers, spectators can also be film critics or analysts.
Another important part of how we watch films has to do with language. How do we watch films that speak a language other than ours?
In this unit, we will have a look at where and how films are watched and how this has changed over the years.
FRED At School is an educational project by FRED.fm in the Creative Europe programme with the aim to raise awareness of European films among young people.