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Best Practices

In early 2022 reached out to professionals of film and media schools to submit their best practices on diversity and inclusion within their institutions and film and media courses. Here you can find a selection of some best practices from film and media schools worldwide. We invite you to get inspired, share your skills, experiences, didactical concepts and innovative methods for promoting, teaching and practicing diversity! 

ifs-Begegnung Gender & Diversity

To stimulate discussion in the cultural sector and at film schools on the topic of gender and diversity, the ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln and Internationales Frauen Film Fest Dortmund+Köln (IFFF) regularly show selected feature films and documentaries as well as experimental works created by women. The screenings introduce the work of the filmmakers and are followed by discussions and where possible Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.

Course: "Re:Tension Using film and the aftermath debate to tackle racism in higher education, a toolkit and training session for universities"

This project uses a collaborative multi-layered approach using voices and lived experiences to develop and embed race equality for first year students.

Handling Ideas

Stories explore what it means to be human. They enable audiences to navigate through often complex relationships between characters, conflicts and worlds so that we might get closer to the universal themes in our lives. The "Handling Ideas" systemic approach helps writers lay out these connections so that they resonate with the underlying themes that are to be explored.

Critical Diversity Blog of the University of the Arts Berlin

The Critical Diversity blog focuses on Diversity Studies, Intersectional Perspectives in Film, Art and Media in order to reflect and develop critical thinking of our own institutional practices and hierarchies.