EU Erasmus+ funds for Film and Media Arts Department
Film and Media Arts Department receives funding for European Union Erasmus Mundus Masters
“Partner countries will gain through the sharing and transfer of expertise in an increasingly relevant topic in a manner that may enhance the position of European cinema internationally.”
This is a quote from the assessment report issued today by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency from the European Commission.
The report concerns the submission of a consortium head by Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, in Scotland and Baltic Film School, in Estonia, to a Joint Masters Degree programme under Erasmus+.
“Kino Eyes – The European Movie Masters” is an European fiction film Masters that aims to establish itself as an international reference in the creative industries panorama, contributing to education and qualification of excellence professionals, able to boost European markets of cinematographic production and creation.
Also according to the report, “the envisaged programme will be a significant addition to European capacity in the subject area and has potential for a very significant impact in its field.
The HEI’s have a unique opportunity to attract best students and to show how their joint academic capacity can offer something outstanding in Europe”.
Alongside learning and training activities, the consortium envisages the development of research and innovation endeavors and intellectual outputs aiming for qualitative increase and enhancement of European film and audiovisual teaching.
These include the creation of a technological competences centre in the area of digital cinema, the promotion of an annual international conference on Film Education, the provision of open source pedagogical materials and an exhaustive survey and study of contemporary film teaching in Europe.