The international conference “Cinema Pedagogy” took place within the festival “AniMakers.”
The speakers of the conference discussed important questions on how animation influences the world perception of the growing generation, how animated movies assist adaptation of the children’s thinking to the world order, and what kind of hero the viewer wants to see. The invited experts shared an international experience of using animated movies in children’s upbringing, lit the problem of the content accessibility for education workers in Russia, and touched upon other topics too.
During the second part of the conference, they discussed where one can get an animator’s education, what kind of movies children want to shoot, whether an animator can be a teacher and a teacher can be an animator, and what international cases of children-created movies exist.
Children’s development in the direction of creative industries, teaching a creative job since an early age, shaping interest in making animated movies – those are all ways to define one’s vocation in their early age and maintain children’s interest in animation.
Among the conference speakers, there are guests with big names in the animation industry from China, Iran and Serbia – Alex Zhu and Gavin Lee, the head of the festival jury Omid Hoshnazar – who shared international experience in children’s animation. The leading Russian experts of the industry – Boris Mashkovtsev from Soyuzmultfilm, Sergey Selianov from Melnitsa, Irina Mastusova, a member of the Ministry of Culture’s Public Council, and others, shared their practices in the field of children’s creativity.
The conference recording is available by the link.