Each year, GIFF develops school programs, classroom workshops and programmatic initiatives to help raise awareness of the audiovisual industry and digital creation (immersive works, virtual reality, etc.). More than a thousand students were thus able to experience virtual reality works during school visits offered by GIFF. This offer is unparalleled in Switzerland and meets a growing demand from schools.

SHORT OVERVIEW OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 

EDEN WORKSHOP

EDEN – VR WORKSHOP is a visit that proposes the experience of a work in virtual reality (VR), EDEN, and the realization by students of short animated films on the theme of the environment.

 

INTRODUCTION TO FILM CRITICISM WORKSHOP

Under the guidance of journalist Stéphane Gobbo, head of the cultural section of the newspaper Le Temps, students were asked to try their hand at film criticism during the 26th edition of GIFF. The best reviews were to be published on the websites of the newspaper and the Festival. Following the cancellation of the Festival, the workshop was suspended.

 

SCHOOL WORKSHOP BY MARIA GUTA AND LAUREN HURET

“LIVING WITHOUT THE KARDASHIANS, IS IT POSSIBLE? ”

Is it possible to live without the Kardashians? This is the question that high school students were invited to answer in a workshop led by Maria Guta and Lauren Huret. With this theme, they toured the schools of Geneva in order to understand what influences social networks can have on the lives of young adolescents. The workshop invites the students to invent media forms and, during the creation process, to develop the necessary critical tools to face these new powers.