FLY – Film Literacy Years

In the following years, starting from 2019 the Anim-Goose will fly around the world to pick up stories from children and youngsters, and to plant film literacy as a learning tool in schools

The purpose of FLY is to strengthen film language and imagination of children and young people in an international context by utilizing the international network in the film- and media educational area around Animated Learning Lab, The Animation Workshop / VIA University College at the moment.

With FLY, we launch an international community for teachers, pedagogues, researchers and film-professionals within film literacy, hosted by a secretariat in Denmark.


Film can connect us!

With the use of film language and imagination as a catalyst for cultural development, innovation and international collaboration, FLY has taken off.

In a global world, we face common challenges that must be solved with cooperation. The starting point and theme of the FLY initiative is the UN’s 17 world goals. Using film language as a means of global communication, and imagination, as the special ability of human beings we can create new and innovative solutions.


Through various projects supported by the EU, Nordplus, The Danish Film Institute and private funds among others, Animated Learning Lab is currently collaborating with as diverse a spectrum of countries as: Japan, Greenland, UAE, Tanzania, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Egypt, Romania. All projects are focusing on film- and media pedagogy.

To tie together the initiatives, FLY uses a frame narrative connecting the countries and enabling an infinite number of children to create narratives within the framework.

 FLY’s narrative: Humans live, we consume, and we set tracks. A goose migrates through the countries of the world. The goose lands, it eats (consumes) and it poops (sets tracks).

The theme is the UN´s 17 world goals, and the goose collects the children’s own stories reflecting this theme. The stories are animated by the children themselves. The children strengthen their film-language skills (their global language) and their imagination while working with UN`s global goals through storytelling. Imagination can make us FLY. ​