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The initiative will run on private investment, potentially in a reduced form.
Fred at School, the initiative run by Fred Film Radio designed to help educate secondary school children in film literacy, will go ahead in its second year despite having its funding from Creative Europe pulled.
Speaking to ScreenDaily, Fred Film Radio founder Federico Spoletti said: “We are struggling, Creative Europe didn’t confirm the grant for next year, but we are working hard to keep the project alive.”
Taking place between January and May 2015, the first edition of Fred at School involved students in eight countries (the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Romania and Iceland) watching four European films selected from previous editions of the Lux Prize and then providing critical responses on Fred Film Radio.
Last year, Creative Europe provided 60% of the project’s funding as part of its Audience Development/Film Literacy initiative, this year they have rejected Fred’s application for backing »
Exclusive: Talks underway for a new European Audience Prize.
The European Commission (EC) has dropped its Media Prize, presented during the Cannes Film Festival since 2012.
The Prize had been awarded by a jury of independent experts, the EC and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Eacea) to the best project with box office potential from applications submitted for Media development support.
The prize has previously gone to Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, which played in Competition in Cannes a year later in 2013; Thomas Vinterberg for his project The Commune; and Bosnian director Danis Tanović for What Are You Looking At?.
But despite discontinuing the award, there are talks underway with the European Parliament and European Film Academy to replace the prize with a new audience award.
Speaking exclusively to Screen Daily, an EC official said: “The European Commission considers that a unique European film prize, able to build on a more active participation of the European »
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