Cinema in the City

One day in Baby City...

We read, we play, we dress up in costumes, we are creative…

Why don’t we make a film based on the well-known and loved books of English literature? Why don’t we invite others to the cinema in the city?

In my opinion, children show great ownership towards their own creativity while making a film. They are trained in cooperation and in paying attention to each other… they have fun and they share a community… this kind of practice moves film-and media use in preschool from being passive to actively engage in film-and media literacy… it also has an inclusive potential… We have seen a kind of concentration that media often claim has disappeared from childhood today… – Katarzyna Kosakowska

Many activities can be dedicated to children in preschool years: first steps in cinema theatres and film archives, playing with images and music.

Here we go with the Cinema in the City project

We invited the Parents, gave them popcorn, turned off the lights, opened the curtains and… started movie projections with the best little actors and actress. 

The Oscar gala at the end of the screening was the crowning achievement of our efforts.

Do you want to see the effects?

The very hungry Caterplilar by the group of 5 year olds

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a book designed, illustrated, and written by American children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle. The plot follows a very hungry caterpillar that eats a variety of foods before pupating and emerging as a butterfly…

Three little pigs by the group of 4 year olds

Three little pigs is a fairy tale written by the anonymous writer. An old sow has three pigs, her beloved children, but she cannot support them, so she sends them out into the world to make their fortune. 

Let’s see our version of the story where the wolf is quite a nice guy.

Room on the broom by 5 years olds

Room on the Broom is a British children’s story book by writer Julia Donaldson which tells the story of a kind witch and her cat who invite three other animals (a dog, a bird and a frog) to join them travelling on her broomstick. Let’s see the movie.