About Us

Mission
  • We select images, words, and sounds to make children and young adults happy. 
  • We invite all young spectators to embark on a fantastic adventure, letting themselves get caught up in the magic of the big screen. 
  • We offer them material that contemporary society tends to push aside, taking a variety of movies from film festivals all over Europe. 
  • We help them share the feelings evoked after seeing a film, giving words to emotions.
 
 
Through roll play and observation, we give life to new and original narrations, for them and with them.
 
 
We listen to children and adolescents,
because they have a lot to tell us.
All of this in more then 50 scholastic institutions every year.
 
We organize:
FROM JANUARY TO MAY
 
 
The intarnational film festival 
Un film nello zaino (A film in your backpack)
Geared towards a public ages 4 to 12.
A selection of quality international films, not included on the commercial circuit, presented in a welcoming movie theater during school hours, with afternoon and evening second showings for a more diverse audience.
 
 
The international festival
YoungaBOut, youth and cinema
Dedicated to an adolescent audience ages 13 to 20.
A true beehive of new ideas, a virtual trip around the world through very varied films and using many disciplines which unite visual arts, new technology, and television productions. The jury is made up of 50 students from high schools and Universities.
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BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
 
 
An update class on cinema for teachers, educators, and parents.
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DURING THE ENTIRE ACADEMIC YEAR
 
 
Comparing films laboratory in schools aimed at comparing different expressive methods, relating films to written or illustrated texts or with figurative artworks.
 
 
Workshops for the production of fictions and short animated films with designs and various materials, run by experts who collaborate with the Association, in our cultural centers and schools.
 
 
Didactic interventions in schools applying methodological strategies to help children recognize their emotions and evaluate their esthetic tastes.
 
 
History
The Association "Gli Anni in Tasca, Youth and Cinema" is a non-profit organization for social change, with its main office in Bologna.
The choice for the name is a tribute to French director François Truffaut, a sensitive and extraordinary backer of childhood and adolescence, and to his film L’argent de poche from 1976, shown in Italy under the title Gli Anni in Tasca: or Years in Your Pocket. A harmonic tale capable of communicating, without rhetoric, the joy of living, and the desires and feelings of its young characters.
In 1995 Olga Durano and Angela Mastronardo in response to requests from the scholastic world, created the festival Un film nello zaino (A film in your backpack) to help kids understand and love quality cinema. It was the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of cinema.
FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS WE HAVE BROUGHT A NEW POINT OF VIEW TO OUR FUTURE.