Project's Mission

Shortcut is a European Film Project centred on Citizenship Education through film, to be delivered in the classroom. The four partner countries involved have a combined wealth of experience in working with young people and film education. Our aim is to increase young viewers’ knowledge of issues through European film works from different, sometimes distant countries and strengthen teachers’ skills in educating through and about film.


‘Shortcut – Small Stories, Big Issues’ is a film education project focused on European short films. The project was developed by four European organisations from Poland, Northern Ireland, Czech Republic and Portugal with the support of the European Union Creative Europe Media Programme.

The films have been selected thematically to strengthen the competences today’s youth are faced with in their modern world. The library of curated European short films and animations explore citizenship and personal development themes. The support material for teachers will be a film educational toolkit on an accessible VOD platform available for registered Educational Institutions.

The database of films, materials and education activities are available on the national websites for each of the partner countries through ‘Shortcut – Small Stories, Big Issues’.


Center for Citizenship Education (Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, CEO)

One World in Schools (OWIS)

Os Filhos de Lumière

The Nerve Center