In autumn 2014 the online platform Kinétoscope was launched in France. Kinétoscope is a project of the Agence du court métrage for film education ("education à l'image"). The platform supports teachers at schools as well as youth workers and educators. Kinétoscope offers a catalogue of 100 short films that lend themselves particularly well to an educational setting. The catalogue can be searched for specific topics and offers suggestions for lessons as well as the organization of film screenings.
The platform is not merely a film collection but an editorially enhanced source of information for educators, focusing on the most important issues in film design, film aesthetics and film technology. In addition, Kinétoscope serves as a forum for setting up and linking new initiatives. The films on the platform may only be used for preparing lessons, and thus may not be streamed directly in the classroom. An annual subscription for the use of the platform may be purchased for a fee of 290 euros.
Promoted by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Kinétoscope fulfils and augments that organization's objectives and measures for film education in schools. Kinétoscope's film catalogue is to be expanded annually.
CNC film education information: http://www.cnc.fr/web/fr/education-a-l-image