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Origin of the International Takorama festival

In the context of the quarantine in France, the Non Profit Organisation “Films for children” provides for free, in the form of a festival aimed towards primary school teachers and their students, 12 short films accompanied by educational activities created with the support of the Ministry of Education. A national festival exploring the theme of “travel”, entirely free and without publicity, with the goal of allowing children to stay in contact and continue schooling activities at home. All the students are encouraged to give their opinion and to vote for their favorite movie.

More than 8500 classes (250 000 students) have already signed up in France.
The feedback of the teachers and children are extremely encouraging, and have therefore invited the organization to open up the festival on an international scale, in other countries.

International Film Festival Takorama

An international festival exploring the theme of “solidarity”.
Numerous children in the world suffer from this quarantine, and sometimes from the loss of a loved one; it is therefore fundamental during this time to stay in contact with our families, our friends, our school, but also to go to the encounter of new cultures and understand that we aren’t alone.
The international festival, aimed towards teachers and pupils from the age of 3 to 17 in the entire world, hopes to create a new link and connection between all, and the themes of the 16 films in competition will be solidarity, respect of others, tolerance, but also empathy…
The closure of the first edition of the International Festival Takorama of 2020 depends on the current context and the reopening of the schools.

The short films have been selected amongst the movies of the catalogue of “Films for Children”.
A grid of selection to decide of the adequacy between content and age of the children has been elaborated in collaboration with the organization “3-6-9-12” as well as Serge Tisseron, sponsor of the organization “Films for Children”.

During the festival, the children are invited to vote for their favorite film but also to participate in the educational activities we offer teachers and parents. Beyond the cinematographic and artistic education, the festival has a second goal, which is to assert the educational dimension of cinema by positioning it at the side of literature and painting as a ressource liable to accompany and support the teachers as a whole and to allow the children to perceive animated images not only as an entertainment but also as a communication tool. The festival is a prolongation of the platform of education by and through animated images developed by the organization “Films for children” with the support of the Ministry of Education and of the CNC, as well as in partnership with Réseau Canopé, editor of public educational ressources.
The platform offers by subscription 100 short animated films, that are legally usable in class and accompanied by educational activities.

A festival in 18 languages

The festival, aimed at children around the world and especially children in developing countries, is in 18 languages.
Download the poster of the festival in the respective languages:
English - French - Chinese - Japanese - Hebrew - Spanish - Portuguese - German - Russian - Ukrainian - Czech - Slovenian - Arabic - Hindi - Bengali - Swahili - Indonesian.

Partners of the International Takorama festival

National French commission of UNESCO
The NPO “Films for children”, under the patronage of the national French commission of UNESCO, develops its educational activity by and through animated images with the main goal of offering, in an educational context, a free access to arthouse animation cinema to children all over the world.

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, aims at empowering the next generation to become socially responsible global citizens with a sound moral and ethical compass who are prepared to tackle the world’s challenges related to the rule of law. It seeks to promote a culture of lawfulness, help educators teach on rule of law issues and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard. To achieve these objectives, different age-appropriate educational tools and activities for the primary, secondary and tertiary education levels have been developed by E4J together with partners
At the primary level (children aged from 6 to 12 years), the educational materials and tools provided by E4J are aimed at equipping children with skills such as conflict resolution, critical thinking, empathy and teamwork, and promoting and teaching values such as acceptance, fairness, integrity and respect. At the secondary education level (13 to 18-year old students), E4J has created interactive pedagogical resources such as educational videos accompanied by guides for teachers. Through these materials, E4J empowers students with knowledge and skills about the rule of law issues that surround them, enabling them to promote the rule of law in their communities.
The resources and learning provided by the E4J initiative are contributing to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Goals 4, 5, 10 and 16.

The UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies.
“Films for Children” is a GAPMIL member.

The NPO “3-6-9-12”, created by Serge Tisseron, is a group of field practitioners, researchers and university students, that wish to participate to a mission with the aim of educating the public in the domain of screens and digital tools by relying on the tags 3-6-9-12 imagined by Serge Tisseron.
Serge Tisseron, psychiatrist, doctor in psychology and member of the Academy of Technologies, is the author of several essays on the relations that we establish with images and the impacts of new technologies on the development of children.
He is also sponsor of the NPO “Films for children”.

The programmation of the films is the choice of the organization “Films for children”.
The categorization by age has been deeply thought of and approved in collaboration with the organization “3-6-9-12”.

Svyam Bane Gopal

Svyam Bane Gopal
The NGO “Svyam Bane Gopal”, located in Lucknow is a partner of the festival and participates in its communication in India.
Hindi page of Takorama...

Many thanks

Translations of the festival pages

We thank all the volunteers without whom we could not have translated the pages of the festival.
The first edition of the 2020 festival is available in 18 languages thanks to their precious help.

Apolline Sordet and Howard Kingston for the English version.
Cécile Long Fei Wu for the Chinese version.
Makiko Aoki for the Japanese version.
Jonathan Goor for the Hebrew version.
Julie Staub for the Spanish version.
Liana Ferreira for the Portuguese version.
Julie Levy and Matija Peric for the Italian version.
Julie Staub for German version.
Viktoria Ponochovna for the Russian version.
Eva Levy and Svetlana Savyshchenko for the Ukrainian version.
Anna Maria Horváth for the Hungarian version.
Jan Chovjka for Czech version.
Darjan for the Slovenian version.
Livia Davì for the Arabic version.
Andri Santoso for the Hindi version.
E.T for the Bengali version.
E.T for the Swahili version.
Andri Santoso for the Indonesian version.

Commission nationale Française Pour L’UNESCO Education pour la justice, ONUDC Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy, UNESCO Association 3-6-9-12