is an online portal for the delivery of curated international films for young audiences, ages 8 - 18 along with their friends, families and guides. It offers a secure environment for watching and responding to films together, with peers near or far, moderated synchronously or asynchronously, in the film festival model.
Engagement with global stories generates a response that will inspire filmmakers, emerging or veteran, to make a new film for this global audience. We see Screen360.tv as an innovation for film education and an opportunity to insure authentic global communication.
Screen360.tv's Learning Goals
At the beginning of each session, we'll introduce the film and ask participants to look for a few specific things as they view, for instance:
At the end of the session, we'll set the clock for three minutes and ask groups to arrive at the answers they will present for sharing and recording. These short recordings will be viewable in Screen360.tv's archives.
Finally, to further extend the vivid learning experience, we send a short survey two weeks after your session to generate recollection.
Where do the films come from?
Catherine (Katy) Kavanaugh is lead curator. She annually attends the most respected and replicated children and youth film festival at the Berlin International Film Festival. She served on its International Jury in 2001, has served on award juries for several notable festivals in Europe, and has cultivated a strong global collegial network. She was the impetus or contributor to four film festivals for young audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and went on to transform the model to Screen360.tv at Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Design, the d.School.
The films Kavanaugh selects follow the lead of the Berlin program in providing insights to lives of peers in the world with films that have the capacity to leave a cornerstone memory and continue to contribute to the lives built upon them. Kavanaugh's research looking at the cognitive impact of foreign film on childhood autobiographical memory reveals the benefit of early exposure to global stories and images.
Screen360.tv offers immersive, worldly and connective experiences to audiences, especially those isolated by economic or health restrictions and those displaced by civil disruption. Screen360.tv promotes cultural literacy, peer communication and multilingualism across time, geographical or political borders.
* See the research behind Screen360.TV on our blog: FINDING FELIX.
* Investors, please see AngelList.
"Each one of our perceptual, cognitive, and emotional capabilities is built upon the scaffolding provided by early life experiences."
Fox, Levitt, Nelson, Child Development 2010
“The idea of cornerstone memories of films, which influence the life course, is very intriguing and promising.”
David Pillemer, PhD., Author Momentous Events, Vivid Memories (Harvard Press, 2002)
"Children are naturally curious about other children in the world and want to know what they are doing."
Ulla Hjorst-Jensen, Danish Film Institute, 2001
When international films participate regularly in those early life, or “cornerstone” experiences, it increases the likelihood of building empathetic instincts upon them.
Screen360 TV Activates Empathy 5 Ways.
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