COURT TOUJOURS !
Twenty young people aged between 13 and 17, from the city’s priority 'active watch’ neighbourhoods, take a personal look at the theme of conflict by shooting and screening their short films. They become the driving force behind this project positioning themselves both behind and in front of the camera to present their vision of conflict, translating their scripted films into images. During twelve 4-hour long sessions, professionals from the sector give them the keys to the language of the cinema, initiating them into camera and sound techniques, and accompanying them in the process of creation and distribution.
Taking part in the project: La Comète, the War On Screen festival, Verbaux social and cultural centres, Rive-Gauche, Schmit and Vallée Saint-Pierre, the city of Châlons-en-Champagne service for social cohesion, Passeurs d’images-coordination Télé Centre Bernon and director Roméo De Melo Martins.
This project is financed by the city contract between: the State, the Departmental Council of la Marne, Châlons-en-Champagne conurbation authority, City of Châlons-en-Champagne, the RIC, Plurial Novilia, the MAÏF, Passeurs d’Image - coordination Télé Centre Bernon, the Comète-Scène Nationale of Châlons-en-Champagne and the War on Screen International Film Festival.
MEMORIES AND CINEMA
The 2016 edition of the War on Screen festival gave twelve young people from priority “active watch” neighbourhoods the opportunity to try their hand at making a documentary. They invited residents from their area, already known to them, to bear witness in front of the camera. Their interviews transpose personal experiences of conflict. These accounts are enhanced by comments by the festivals’ director and filmmaker Pieter Van de Pue. While making this short film, these young people were able to discover other films, meet cinema professionals and explore behind the scenes at the festival.
TELE CENTRE BERNON (TCB)
War on Screen Partner
Télé Centre Bernon is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide educational support for arts and media interpretation. The Centre’s specific activities take the form of arts workshops, courses and other cultural activities centred around image and media, including debates, screenings and support for new productions. The Association is involved in social and cultural activities for general audiences (both in and out of term time) that aim to democratise audio-visual media and information and communications techniques.
Télé Centre Bernon has been appointed by the Regional Department for Cultural Affairs and Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne to coordinate the Passeurs d’images and Lycéens et apprentis au cinéma schemes aimed at improving access and awareness of film and filmmaking among younger generations.
THE PARCOURS DE CINÉMA EN FESTIVALS PROGRAMME
The Parcours de cinéma en festivals project is run in collaboration with five partnering organisations, La Comète - scène nationale, TCB and the Schmit, Verbeau and Vallée Saint-Pierre youth and community centres, with funding from MAÏF. Involving around a dozen young students, it invites participants to experience the complete “journey” of a film festival: discovering films, meeting filmmaking professionals and seeing what goes on behind the scenes.
This year, our young participants will get to know local residents and invite them to tell their stories in front of the camera. These interviews, which will provide first hand testimonies of their personal experiences of conflict, will serve as the basis for a short montage. The resulting short film will be screened to audiences in Châlons both at La Comète and in the region’s community centres.
This project to collect and share memories with young people from Châlons will continue into 2017.
LA CARAVANE ENSORCELÉE
War on Screen partner
Short films on every road
In 2006, La Pellicule Ensorcelée created a small mobile projection room, La Caravane ensorcelée, to enable the showing of short films in districts and countryside far from town centres and cinemas. With seating for 12 adults or 15 children, its flexibility allows it to adapt to partner projects and to varied audiences, showing art house films in villages, schools, holiday camps, retirement homes and festivals.
A selection of short films for all ages - Free
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER
FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM – PARKING DE LA MAISON DE RETRAITE SARRAIL - QUARTIER SCHMIT
THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER
FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 AM – SPLACE DE L’HÔTEL DE VILLE – SUIPPES
FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM - PARKING DU COLLÈGE HENRI GUILLAUMET – MOURMELON
FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER
FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 AM - ESPLANADE DU CHÂTEAU – SARRY
FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM - BIBLIOTHÈQUE POMPIDOU
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER
FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM - PLACE FOCH
LA BATAILLE GÉANTE DE BOULES DE NEIGE, de Jean-François Pouliot & François Brisson (2016) -
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER
14H00 - PARVIS DE LA COMÈTE
THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER
10H00 and 14H00 - PLACE DE L’HÔTEL DE VILLE – SUIPPES
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH - maison d’arrêt de Châlons-EN-CHAMPAGNE
GOOD BYE LENIN !, by Wolgang Becker (2003)
THE ROPES OF SUCCESS
Reims Institute for Political Studies –Saint-Rémi Secondary School –Maryse Bastié Secondary School – Pierre de Coubertin Secondary School
With the support of the Department for Education, the 'Cordées de la Réussite’ initiative promotes cultural democratisation in schools throughout France. On the Reims campus of Paris Sciences Po, the programme is coordinated by the student association “Pistes pour la Réussite”.
On Saturday 7th October 2017, 120 secondary-school pupils, sponsored by 40 student-tutors from Sciences Po-Campus de Reims and 8 academic advisors, will discover the festival.
With several different paths reflecting the various focuses of the festival programme on offer, they will also take part in other festival highlights: exhibition visits and encounters with the directors programmed the same day.
Saturday 7th October
SPECIAL EFFECTS WORKSHOP…
OR HOW TO DECIPHER SPECIAL EFFECTS IN THE CINEMA
Suitable for all ages above 6 years
Length: 45 minutes
Disappear in a second, split into two or fly like Superman: impossible? Not at all, and we will attempt to understand how all this and more is conceivable in the cinema….
In this workshop, various special effects can be tried out live. Based on the inventions of Georges Méliès, we will discover how cinema special effects are created.
Then you can try them out. The workshop leader will set up a shoot with the whole group, making a film with special effects. The film will be edited live and screened at the end of the workshop.
Thanks to this workshop, you can become an expert in special effects techniques, able to figure out how a special effect has been made and perhaps become the creator of the next Superman!
Les grands espaces Association
FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER - BIBLIOTHÈQUE POMPIDOU
09:30 – 14:00 – school sessions and
18:00 – open to the general public
BALLADE STUDIO WORKSHOP
Ballade Studio will be giving a lucky few the opportunity to learn how to design a poster for the festival by taking part in a workshop all about visual art! It’ll be pop pop pop and tip top!!
Ballade is a young visual creation studio with a fresh and original vision, founded by Mathilde and Kevin from Reims.
Two fans of the image, bosom buddies who explore the professions of graphical design, photography and digital art with passion and sensitivity.
But what makes this duo truly special is their amazing creativity and perfect complementarity.
The website: www.ballade-studio.com
Ballade Studio is also on Instagram and Facebook.
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER - caves médiévales
14H - séance scolaire
CINEMA RESIDENCY WITH ETIENNE LABROUE
Etienne Labroue cut his teeth as a director and author on French satirical shows Les Guignols and Groland, has made a number of short films and in 2015 directed his first feature-length work L’Elan (“The Moose”), the story of an elusive fluffy creature with a moose’s head.
He was president of the High School Jury of War on Screen International Film Festival 3rd edition.
Drawing on this enriching experience, La Comète has entrusted him with a cinema residency project for schools, working with students from three different schools on the process of writing and making a film.
Inspired by Jacques Demy’s film “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”, discovered by the students during the Festival War on Screen 2016, the idea took shape: to write and film a short-length musical, like a game of exquisite corpse.
During several writing workshops held throughout the 2016-17 academic year, the students acquired the tools they needed to write the screenplay, draw up the storyboards, prepare the decors and be protagonists, both in front and behind the camera. The filming took place over the period of a week, in Châlons and Suippes.
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHÂLONS will be screened as part of the festival War on Screen 2017, in the presence of the film’s team.
Jules Ferry state primary school - Suippes
Louis Pasteur secondary school- Suippes
Pierre Bayen sixth-form college - Châlons-en-Champagne