A few decades ago film directors were telling us stories, nowadays this language can be used by grown-ups and children alike. Digital culture is characterized by visual and auditory expression and imagery.

The goal of the BFM Children's Film School is to develop creativity, audiovisual literacy and media awareness in children by teaching them different values. In the learning process the child becomes a researcher, explorer and experimenter.

BFM Children's Film School aims to teach children in the age range from 6 to 16 the following:

  • skills in audiovisual storytelling
  • introducing different creative professions and BFM as well  
  • to enhance the value of digital culture, eg. ethical values by children creating different media components (short film, TV-news, social advertisement, animation techniques  etc).
  • produce wiser and safer consumers of digital media

BFM Children's Film School is a joint project between the following Schools of Tallinn University: School of Educational Sciences and the NGO Avastusõpe - Learning by Discovering.



Ages 6 -11 (Group is full!)

  • Tuesdays, 16:00-17:30
  • Teachers: Sille Paas (MA student of Educational Technology) and Eva Ligi Aydogmus (BA Media)
  • 35 € / month 

Ages 12 -16 (Group is full!) in Tallinn

  • Mondays, 16:00-18:15
  • Teacher: Rauno Polman, BA Actor and Film Art (director) 
  • 45 € / month 

Ages 7 - 12 (Group is full!)

  • Tuesdays, 18:00-19:30
  • Teachers: Sille Paas (MA student of Educational Technology) and Eva Ligi Aydogmus (BA Media)
  • 35 € / month 

Ages 12 -16 (Group is full!) in Tartu

  • Mondays, 16:00-18:15
  • Teacher: Urmas Reisberg, BFM Alumni in Film Art
  • 45 € / month 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Katrin Sigijane

Project manager


Katrin Kuusik - the project manager, teacher and creator of the BFM Children's Film School curruculum: "I've graduated as a director and worked at Estonian Television's TV theatre, Nukufilm, Nukufilm Children's Studio and NGO Avastusõpe before BFM. I value games and fun when teaching kids and believe that play is a great way to teach and learn."

Jürgen Volmer – freelance director who graduated BFM in spring 2015. Taking different workshops and courses during the film school made him think about trying out the role of a teacher and try out new methodologies.

Raigo Saariste - graduated BFM as a director under Jüri Sillart. I've grown up participating in different music, theatre and other arts related children's and youth camps and as a natural progression became a teacher in those same camps and workshops. I've experienced great curiosity and have been very open to creative expression as a child and thus can see the same in other children, which inspires me to give them the opportunity to learn and express through film arts.