Within the framework of the Creative Europe programme, and due to the inexplicable lack of current academic information on the topic, this exploratory cross-cultural study seeks to advance the understanding of the relationship between European adolescents and cinema through a sample of 937 secondary students from eight countries of the European Union. Specifically, the research contributes to the identification of young people’s conceptions of the artistic value and functions of cinema, their knowledge of cinematography and their opinions about national, European or foreign cinema. In addition, it explores the extent to which these factors are alike and differ according to nation. The results of this work are relevant for academics from different disciplines, regulators, educators and members of the audiovisual industry.
Cinema, Creative Europe, cross-cultural studies, European Union, film literacy, media literacy, secondary schools, youngsters.
(Corresponding Author: María T Soto-Sanfiel, Departament de Comunicació Audiovisual i Publicitat, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB. Edifici I. Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193, Spain. Email: MariaTeresa.Soto@uab.cat)
Soto-Sanfiel, María T. / Villegas-Simón, Isabel / Angulo-Brunet, Ariadna
Youngsters and cinema in the European Union: A cross-cultural study on their conceptions and knowledge about cinema.
In: International Communication Gazette 80,8 (Dec 2018), pp. 714-745.