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.

At the moment, all groups are full but we have started enrolling for the 2019-2020 academic year.



Additional information and enrolling:

Katrin Sigijane
Head of BFM Continuing Education | Head of Training Projects
Producer of Media Innovation and Digital Culture Center of the University of Tallinn (MEDIT) | producer, TU MEDIT
BFM Children's Film School Project Manager | BFM Children's Film School
Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) Narva mnt 27, Tallinn, Estonia
Phone + 372 61 999 08 Mobile +372 5096692
E-mail: katrin.sigijane@tlu.ee




Katrin Sigijane -  (BA Audiovisual Art, MSc Digital Learning Games) - Creator, Project Manager and Supervisor of BFM Children's Film School: "I have graduated the directing specialty and worked before the BFM at the Estonian Television Theater, OÜ Nukufilm, MTÜ Nukufilmi Children's Studio and Avastusõpe MTÜ. When I work with children, I consider play and fun to be important and I believe the game is one great way of teaching and learning. "