would like to watch more European films
would like the film industry to make it easier to watch European films
do not attend a film club
would like to join the European Film Club
are interested in learning to make their own films
In creating European Film Club, we consulted widely through the Young Audience Survey carried out by the European Film Academy and its partners in September 2021 featured 340 teenage respondents, from 25 countries and the main findings include:
Consulting young people
European Film Club
Join the growing community of young film club members exploring and discussing European films together.
"a place where you can watch movies without other people disturbing, you can talk about the movies with your peers…is going to be super cool, at least where I’m from, everybody would love that."
The Future of European Film, co-created by young people
The story of this programme begins with a group of teenagers who previously participated in the Young Audience Awards, coming together to brainstorm about creating a year-round engagement
This resulted in the idea to develop European Film Club co-created by and for young people with a curated catalogue of European
films to watch and discuss online and in person, as well as opportunities to learn about, make and share your own short films.
If you are between 12 - 19 years old, and have an interest in cinema and a desire to discover more European films, then
European Film Club is for you.
Building love of European film for the next generation
The European Film Club aims to be a film club platform and network across the continent for young people to come together to watch and discuss European films and share their own. Young people and film specialists will choose a diverse catalogue of films and build a love of European film for the next generation.
Films tell every conceivable human story, providing an insight into the lives of others, into different cultures and what it means to be European.
Building a love of European film is not just an investment in the future of the film but into young people’s cultural futures.
Representing your views
The Youth Council was formed in January 2021 and has since grown to 13 members from 11 countries. They co-founded the European Film Club idea and are co-creating every aspect - the platform, the films, the look and design, the Summit, the podcasts and interviews with filmmakers. They represent your views.
The Youth Council is supported by a Consultation Group of currently 38 young people from 23 European countries, meeting every two months to advise on the work on the European Film Club.
Bringing energy and new ideas, new members for both the Youth Council are elected every year from the Consultation Group which adds participants year round from enthusiastic film enthusiasts.
Countries represented by the Youth Council and Consultation group members:
The Young Audience Summit and the Young Audience Survey confirmed much of the early thinking about the European Film Club idea to create a pan-European network of film clubs co-created by young people that will:
A pan-European network of film clubs
All year access to European films
Develop a year round engagement in European films for young people
Build a diverse collection of films chosen by and for young people in partnership with the film industry including classics of European cinema and Young Audience Award winners
Platform for online screenings & discussion
Build a platform to coordinate film clubs including online and in person screenings, discussions, sharing of members film content, podcasts and interviews
Share what it means to be European and celebrate its diverse expressions through film including different cultures and nationalities
Encourage international exchange, recommendations and discussion of films
Young people's film content
Learn about film and filmmaking and how to share your own film content
European Film Club is aiming to become carbon neutral and to promote environmental sustainability through film
Learning about film
Support learning about film and young people´s filmaking
Join the European Film Club
We've made it easy for you to join by providing an online registration form. Once you've filled out the form, we'll send you information for the next steps.
“...we want to use their opinions and their ideas to create the main film club...so that we can build the film club better, as it's a film club created by young people for young people.”
Clara, Spain, Youth Council member