Organization of a Film Festival

This task allows the telecollaborative partners to organize a film festival, in a simulated way, putting the two cultures into the limelight.

Institution reporting the task:

Language of task instructions:

English

Target Group:

Any

Level:

B1
B2
C1

References and acknowledgements:

None

Type:

Collaborative tasks

Estimated Duration:

2 sessions

Topic:

Cinema

Tags:

cinema
culture
film festival

Acknowledgements:

None

Language Configurations:

Bilingual

Language(s) that the task can be used in:

Any

Dominant language production:

Writing/reading asynchronous
Speaking/listening synchronous

Target Competences:

Language competence
Intercultural skills
Online communication skills

Specific pedagogical objectives:

Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences

Suggested Communication Tools:

Moodle-like

Suggested Resources:

Examples of different film festivals:


http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html


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Instructions:

Phase 1
(preparation through the instructors):

– Create a closed forum (Moodle type)

– Find a model press dossier of a film festival on web pages of festivals in two countries (Examples under «
suggested resources
» )

– Form teams with 4 telecollaborative partners

1 pair from each university

Stage 2 (research):

– Ask the teams to organize a film festival about the two cultures running in the two cities of the partners. In form of a synchronous video conference (via Skype), they need to discuss and afterwards define and justify the following elements in different rubrics of the forum:

Date and duration of the upcoming festival / the locations and the fares / the jury / the guest of honor / the prices / the name of the festival / the genre of the film / the presented films

Stage 3
(production):

– Present the example of the press dossier to the two pairs.

– Ask the teams to produce a press dossier in the two languages in order to promote their festival.

This dossier needs to incorporate precisely all the elements mentioned in stage 2 / the dossier needs to be illustrated / the dossier needs to have at least 5 pages

– The teams can split up the work and meet in synchronous discussions (chat or videoconferences, Skype) to make this stage more efficient

– The teams publish their press dossier in the forum

Stage 4 (wrap-up in class):

Feedback on the accomplishment of task instructions (content, form, promotional character) and on the knowledge of the cinema in the partners&#39 countries.

Learner Texts:

None

Document related to the task:

None

Criteria for Completion:

The participants could make a press dossier which contained a variety of information concerning cinema in both countries and the organization of the festival. They made comments.

Comments and suggestions:

None

Author/copyright:

Le français en Première Ligne (2010-2011) Grenoble-Curitiba, tâche 2 « Organisation d’un festival de cinéma »

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