Young people grow up with images. They watch vloggers, gamers and influencers on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Of course, schools also make extensive use of visual material to support the curriculum. As a result, images are now - in addition to spoken and written language - the way in which we communicate with each other and form an image of ourselves and the world around us.
Is it still possible to consciously look at images because of this abundant supply? What does the creator of the image want to tell you? Why does it draw your attention? Why does it move you? Why do you get it without words?
An important part of the annual festival is the programming for students. IFFG attaches great importance to the personal and cultural development of children and young people. After watching a film, it is often easier to explain current topics at home or in class, highlight sensitive topics or simply start a good conversation.
In addition to the school performances during the festival, IFFG offers tailor-made education programs for primary and secondary education. Pupils are introduced to world cinema, research themes in film and develop their own talents. In this way, every visit to the festival becomes a valuable experience in the life of children and young people.