BFM 34 preview at Cartoni animati in corsia al cinema!

21 January
Nuovo Eden – Brescia

Wednesday, January 21 at the Cinema Nuovo Eden in Brescia (5:30pm and 9:00pm), a double appointment with “Cartoni animati in corsia al cinema!”, an initiative promoted by Associazione Avisco – Audiovisivo Scolastico and dedicated to animated films made by children from the wards of the Brescia Children’s Hospital.

The closing event of project, now in its fourth edition, consists in the screening of the films in the presence of the authors and their families, the teachers of the hospital school and the medical and paramedical personnel: a unique opportunity to watch the 12 films created during the 2015 workshop by 155 young patients.

During the evening, Bergamo Film Meeting will offer, as a preview of the Kino Club section, a screening of the short film

Le vélo de l’éléphant (The Elephant and The Bicycle) by Russian animator Olesya Shchukina, produced by Folimage Studio and La Boite … productions (France, 2014, 9 ’04’ ‘).

An elephant lives and works as a street cleaner in a small town. One day he is attracted by the advertisement of a red bicycle, which seems to be tailor-made for its size. From that day on, the elephant will have only one thing in mind: riding that bicycle!

The project

Cartoons in wards is a project by Avisco Association in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Brescia and it consists in offering to hospitalized children and youngsters, the opportunity to attend animation workshops in order to create their own cartoon using stop motion technique.
The Bill of rights of little girls and boys in hospital establishes that every sick child or adolescent has the right to receive an education. Furthermore, it is important and desirable to offer them the opportunity to attend non-formal education courses to bring them closer to art and culture, also using new technologies.
The audiovisual workshop is structured in order to create a exciting work area that can bring out the potentiality of young people through experiences designed to increase self-esteem, operating and expressive success and personal gratification.

Pediatric departments involved in the project

  • Surgery
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatry

Specific goals

  • Encourage through the workshop experience, a serene and active attitude that contributes to a faster healing, or at least, can support the course of the disease.
  • Facilitate the process of symbolization linked to the chilldren’ story and their inner world through the use of technological tools integrated into a path of artistic practice.
  • Fill the gap of proposals with high technological content, offering patients the opportunity to use the audiovisual language and the new technologies to stimulate a conscious and creative relationship with the television and the massmedia information.
  • Increase and diversify the activities offered both during summer school break and during the school year in hospital, conceived also as a resource for teachers and educators.
  • Provide opportunities for socialization that allow patients to meet, play and confront each other.
  • Diffuse and value the results of the workshop not only within the hospital, but also in the local community, in town and at a national and international level.

Please check our Flickr page to see some stills from the wards workshops and our Vimeo channel to see some animations and backstage videos



Free entrance fee but reservation required: send an email to [email protected] or call 030 4199398 or 349 7938518.


06 March2010


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