Popoli for kids and teens

Popoli for Kids and Teens invites boys and girls to the cinema to address issues of great importance through documentary films featuring young people from around the world.

The documentaries in the program have been selected for their educational value and for the importance of the issues addressed: activism, youth and women's rights, discrimination, climate and migration emergency, racism, and the digital world. The protagonists of these stories are young people with their courage and optimism.

The section also includes film workshops, a special focus dedicated to the Netherlands, a jury of girls and boys (Young Jury Day), matinees dedicated to schools, the screening of films made by students during the DIVE (Diversity in Visual-Essays) project, and meetings with filmmakers.

The Festival dei Popoli is part of the Docs4Teens - Building Bridges network together with the  FIPADOC festival (France),  Krakow Film Festival (Poland) and Porto Post Doc (Portugal) with whom we share the goal of promoting the documentary genre among younger people, sharing good practices and promoting throughout Europe the circulation of films dedicated to young audiences.

Popoli for Kids and Teens is realized with the contribution of the Metropolitan City of Florence, SeeNL, Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy in the Scope of FuturoPresente* and with the collaboration of  UnicoopComune di PratoFondazione StensenLanterne MagicheParc - Performing Art Research CentreFabbrica EuropaL'AlephEchiVisiviChange for Planet and Mukki.

*Special program in collaboration with Performing Arts Fund NL, Dutch Foundation for Literature, Dutch Cultural Participation Fund, SeeNL

Kids and Teens workshops and meetings

20 October 2023

The film programming of the Popoli for Kids and Teens section is supplemented and consolidated by meetings and workshops specifically designed by local project partners to cater for various age groups.

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Call Young Jury Day – 64° Festival dei Popoli

13 October 2023

Are you between 14 and 18 years old and want to be part of a documentary film jury? Join Young Jury Day to vote for the winner of the Popoli for Kids and Teens section of the 64th Festival dei Popoli! Sunday, November 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Astra Cinema.

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Docs4Teens – Building Bridges

7 December 2021

Festival dei Popoli together with Krakow International Film Festival (Poland), Docudays UA (Ukraine) FIPADOC (France) has created the label ‘Docs4Teens – Building Bridges’, a selection of the 9 best documentaries for children aged 12 to 16 presented in the last years within their respective festivals.

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Creative Educational Film Festival

24 May 2021

On May 26, the Festival dei Popoli at the “Educational and Creative Film Festival” with a speech entitled “Cinema WITH the real. Knowing the world by telling it”

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