Project Description

Shortcut – small stories, big issues

“Shortcut – small stories, big issues” is a European film project centred on citizenship education through film, to be delivered in the classroom. The four partner countries involved have a combined wealth of experience in working with young people and film education. Our aim is to increase young viewers’ knowledge of issues through European film works from different, sometimes distant countries and strengthen teachers’ skills in educating through and about film.

The films have been selected thematically to strengthen the competences today’s youth are faced with in their modern world. The library of curated European short films and animations explore citizenship and personal development themes. The support material for teachers are a film educational toolkit on an accessible VOD platform available for registered educational Institutions. The database of films, materials and education activities are available on the national websites for each of the partner countries through ‘Shortcut – Small Stories, Big Issues’.

  • Project name
    Shortcut – small stories, big issues

  • Provider/Organisation
    Foundation Center for Citizenship Education (Coordinator) People in Need (Czechia), Os Filhos de Lumière (Portugal), The Nerve Creative Centre (Northern Ireland)

  • Country
    Poland, Czechia, Portugal, UK

  • Language
    Polish, Czech, Portugal, English
  • Target group
    Teachers, headmasters, secondary schools pupils

  • Criteria
    Transnational dimenson, broad impact

  • Contact person
    Karolina Giedrys-Majkut,


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