Educational Film Ateliers of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival is an year-round programme for students from Bulgarian schools and youngsters. The initiative provides variety of non-formal educational modules including screenings of contemporary short films targeting specific topics, followed by different discussion methods, debates and role games.  

The programme aims to promote audiovisual arts among youngsters and provide new knowledge about contemporary culture, to provoke young people`s awareness in the important issues of our contemporary society and to create favorable environment for practicing with native speakers the foreign languages studied at school. Not least, the initiative works for prevention against aggression at home and school, antisocial behavior, early leaving of school system and drug addiction among Bulgarian youngsters.

Joining the Educational Film Ateliers of IN THE PALACE all young participants face the opportunity to improve their growth through the audiovisual language and communicate in multi-linguistic, non-formal environment with our international team. Different languages are spoken, like French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

The initiative is traditionally held in Sofia, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Balchik and Burgas and is open for any other place in the country.

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Educational Film Ateliers have the support of Erasmus + Programme of the European Commission.

Educational Film Ateliers