The ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya) is launching the fourth edition of Cine Base, which this year will welcome more than 800 participants, including secondary school teachers and young people aged 13 to 17, who will be trained at the ESCAC in audiovisual narrative.
For one week, secondary school teachers will receive training in the basic skills of the audiovisual format. Following ESCAC’s training model based on learning by doing and project work, teachers will learn through practical exercises. The aim is that once the course is over, they will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the classrooms of their schools. This year, as a new feature, teachers who so wish may register for courses in film specialities (directing, photography, art direction, screenwriting or VFX) that will help to complement the technical training received at ESCAC, which has produced nationally and internationally renowned professionals such as J.A. Bayona, Javier Ruiz Caldera, Mar Coll, Elena Trapé, and Kile Maíllo, among others.
This year, Cine Base has renewed the collaboration agreement with the Atlantida Film Festival (AFF), by which ESCAC will extend its campus in Palma de Mallorca, offering training to Balearic teachers. Workshops are also organised in Andalusia (Malaga and Huelva) through an agreement with La Junta de Andalucía.
The course for teachers is subsidised by ESCAC, following the objectives of the CINE BASE programme, to implement audiovisual narrative as a basic, essential and commonly used skill in Secondary Education for all students in our country. The course is approved by the Generalitat de Catalunya.