Workshops

Workshops offer children and young adults the opportunity to discover and actively engage with the content of the exhibitions: from the history of Cinecittà told through the set designs, costumes and characters that made the studios famous, to the interactive rooms in Backstage where they learn how a film is made, about the roles in cinema and industry professions.
Each visit includes an exhibition tour that presents the chosen theme to the students followed by a workshop that elaborates on the content.

Meet Federico: the identikit of a director – SPECIAL FEDERICO FELLINI 100! – New

Exhibition tour and workshop

A fascinating visit that unfolds the identikit of the famous director from Rimini: starting with an exhibition tour and interactive reading of the book Federico by Eva Montanari, participants learn about anecdotes, fun facts and dreams of Federico Fellini. In the workshop, using a specially tailored graphic map, children can create an original portrait of the Maestro with drawings and words.

Pre-school and primary school (Grades 1-5)

Federico Fellini: dreams in action– SPECIAL FEDERICO FELLINI 100! – New

Exhibition tour and workshop

The workshop presents the career of the director Federico Fellini, the dreams he drew that took shape in his films, the fun facts and fantastic adventures of his characters. Using Fellini’s Book of Dreams and inspiration from the exhibition as a starting point, participants will create a personal retelling of a dream, to keep in an unusual box.

Middle and high school students

The game of fairytales: Giulio Gianini’s animations for Emanuele Luzzati’s stories – New

Exhibition tour, screening and workshop

A visit focussed on storytelling and the moving image and the characters born of Emanuele Luzzati’s creative verve whose colourful fantastic figures created unforgettable fairy-tales, animated with virtuosity by the director Giulio Gianini. Through engaging interactive reading and a guided screening of the fairy-tale L’uccello di fuoco, young participants are immersed in the enchanted atmosphere of the story and later create their own mask using multiple materials, after having explored different textures, including precious fabrics, soft feathers and various types of paper, by touch.

Credit for film use: by kind concession of RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera.

Pre-school

Emanuele Luzzati’s painted stories in Giulio Gianini’s animations – New

Exhibition tour, screening and workshop

A visit focussed on storytelling and the moving image and the characters born of Emanuele Luzzati’s creative verve whose colourful fantastic figures created unforgettable fairy-tales, animated with virtuosity by the director Giulio Gianini. The guided screening of three episodes of Il gioco delle favole provides the opportunity to discover the secrets of animation and some working techniques. In the workshop, participants will create a backdrop for use as a setting to animate fantastic creatures inspired by the L’uccello di fuoco.

Credit for film use: by kind concession of RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera.

Pre-school (Grades 1-5)

Magic on set–NEW

Exhibition tour, screening and workshop

This workshop explores the magic of cinema through a play of lights, shadows and sounds. Silhouettes simulate scenes from famous movies and the immersive setup and riveting narration allows children to enjoy live performances where stories can be reinvented through enchanting moving pictures.

 Pre-school and primary school (grades 1 and 2 ) students

FROM BOOK TO FILM

Exhibition tour and workshop

This journey explores the relationship between word and image through books and illustrations that have fed the imagination of some of the most famous filmmakers during their film productions. Literary and theatrical masterpieces provide the starting point to stage film adaptations of such works of art as Pinocchio, Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, The Leopard, and The Taming of the Shrew. Visual and literary contributions help students discover how costumes, sets and stories are born.

Primary school (grades 3, 4, 5), middle and high school students

Costume Fittings

Exhibition tour and workshop

A fascinating visit that unveils the world of costume design and the tricks of the trade: costumes, accessories and disguises are the elements that present the range of roles in the cinema costume department. The exhibition tour and workshop provide a key to demonstrating how a film character is created and takes shape and the use of unusual identikits and individual sketches to ensure a costume that fits the film

Primary school (Grades 3, 4, 5), middle school students

TAKING ON A SET DESIGN

Exhibition tour and workshop

A tour and a workshop will show the ins and outs of movie making and let visitors improvise as set designers. The locations and props shown at the exhibition reflecting a variety of film genres, provide a starting point to lay out small scale projects defined as “pocket-sized set designs.”

Primary school (years 1 and 2) and middle school students

Designing a set

Exhibition tour and workshop

This visit explores movie making “behind the scenes” and gives students the opportunity to tackle the design of a film set. The tools of the trade, the props and the range of settings reflecting different film genres on display in the exhibition offer a starting point for creating “pocket-sized sets.”

Primary school (Grades 3, 4, 5), middle school students

ONE MINUTE SHOOT–NEW

Exhibition tour, screening and workshop

This workshop exposes the main characteristic of movie making through the protagonists of film history, from the Lumière Brothers to the legendary directors who shot at Cinecittà. Alongside a film crew, participants will have a chance to shoot short videos, drawing inspiration by the iconic Lumière’s sixty second shots.

Middle and high school students

Drafting a screenplay

Exhibition tour and workshop

This full immersion visit into the imagination of well-known directors and screenwriters explains how a film begins, from the initial idea to writing the screenplay. In the workshop, participants tackle writing a scene, inspired by helpful prop kits that present a range of film genres: Westerns, comedies, adventure films, period dramas and science fiction, and become the creators of new film stories.

High school students

GO GREEN!

Interactive exhibition tour and workshop

This activity introduces the audience to the Green Screen, the technique of the chroma key through which people and objects are set against virtual backgrounds. Thanks to an interactive location, participants will populate unusual scenarios, learn the tricks of film fiction, and get to try their hand at creating special effects.

Preschool, primary school (years 3, 4, 5), middle and high school students

Testing special effects: matte painting and chroma key

Interactive exhibition tour and workshop

A visit focussed on film fiction that explains how a real, or virtual, set is created from a sketch, demonstrates the evolution over time of some special effects techniques and allows for experimentation of original matte painting, reinventing a setting with colour. In the interactive green screen room, participants can star in a short film in three different animated settings, thanks to the use of chroma key which allows people and objects to be set against virtual backgrounds.

Primary school (Grades 3,4,5), middle school, high school

THE FOLEY ARTIST

Interactive exhibition tour and workshop

This activity involves discovering the role of the voice actor, the foley artist, and all the professions of the sound department. Children and young adults will learn how to combine noises, voices and music in an original way and create a new playlist of sounds.

Primary school (years 3, 4, 5), middle and high school students

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