Lisbeth Arto Juhl Sibbesen

Lisbeth Arto Juhl Sibbesen

Editor of film education, Danish Film Institute. Main focus is the streamingsite and learning platform Filmcentralen/Education. Developed and facilitated courses in film educaction for many years.

Location Denmark


  • Thank you for all your valuable and interesting remarks! Best regards

  • Dear Christina there are so many different definitions out there, so I understand your frustration! Our definition is: Form = the dramatugical elements of the film, that is the composition, the structure (is the film told straight forward, or do the film use flashbacks etc.). Style = aesthetics, also known as cinematic effects. The reason why we write 'style...

  • Very sorry about the Basic guide, we will fix it as soon as possible!

  • We also use this film in kindergardens and it works very well. As well as many of the anianimals film. Children LOVE Zebra fx :)

  • It's so nice to work with this age group! And to separate the picture from the sound is always a good way to make them 'feel', at an early age, that film is a construction.

  • Good suggestion! always interesting to compare the beginning and the ending of a film.

  • Yes this narrative model, which is also called the Hollywood model, can be applied to feature as well as shortfilms. But I also often use the plot point model/three.act structure when working with shortfilms It's sometimes easier to make the students pay attention and understand the storyline, seen from a...

  • Good point. We often make them analyze the adverts and posters too. They provide a lot of information about a film. Sometimes the students are also making their own posters for the film.

  • I agree Once upon... is brilliant for this use!

  • Thank you very much for all your kind comments! We're indeed very fortunate to have had the funding and human ressources to develope the Filmcentralen within the last 15 years. Hope to inspire all of ýou dedicated and passinonate learners all over the world.

  • Thank you for your kind words. We are indeed very fortunate that funding and ressoruces have made it possible to make Filmcentralen within the last 10 years. But the most important thing is still a dedicated teacher :) Best of luck!

  • I like the idea of a storyboard of sound! Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you for sharing. It's very valuable to alternate between different styles of analysis, various tactile ways of understanding what the film is about and how it is told.

  • Thank you very much for all your inspiring and interesting questions and different views. Keep up the good work all over the world :)

  • I like your idea about the elevator representing the society as a closed box.

  • Thank you very much for all your recommedations! Looking forward to have a closer look at all your links.

  • As we write above 'Concurrently she hears voices but whether they are real voices or her own state of mind playing tricks on her, is open to interpretation'. So your interpretation is as good as mine :) I think they are both on the inside and outside... But I'm not sure... it depends on how you understand and interpretate the film and there are many ways to...

  • Totally agree with you. It's not about finding the 'right answers', because there are none. This is only one way of analyzing the film. The important thing is to make the students reflect, debate and argue their own ideas and opinions, creating a different jigsaw :)

  • Exactly, we think it appeals to teenagers from all over the world. The force of film!

  • @DanielaSerbu Thank you for this comment. As you say, the step task should be answered in the light of the narrative model; how the voices are escalating the conflict and increasing the drama over time. The narrative structure is difinitely a heavy part of film analysis and not necessarily for beginners. Hope this answers your question :)

  • Excellent film! :)

  • Great film! :)

  • So great you use 'Fighter'! It's an excellent film and we also still use it quite a lot in Denmark.

  • Bienvenue Marielle. Merci de nous parler de Komaneko, je connaissais pas, mais 'Le premier pas' est très beau!

  • Hej Mariella dejligt at se dig her :)

  • Point taken!

  • Thank you very much for sharing so many interesting thoughts and comments! As educators we also get inspired and learn a lot from you! Keep up the good work :)

  • @NatS. You can see the material here at Filmcentralen: I'ts in Danish, unfortunately, but I hope it will bring you some knowledge after all.

  • The main reader is the teacher, but there are also tasks for students connected to the different excerpts of the film and the soundtrack. At the moment we're working on a Filmcentralen version 2.0 discussing how to involve the students more.
    I'm sorry we don't have any materials in English online at the moment, but maybe in the future :)

  • Both teachers and studens have access.
    Sorry, just saw that a big part of my comment was missing...? :) Yes they both have access and yes there is a distinction between materials for the teachers and for the students. In the future we would like to focus more on materials for the students. At the moment we're workng on a Filmcentralen version 2.0 with a...

  • Totally agree with you! Enthusiasm and the love of film is the most important tool used for teaching.

  • @IanWall, an interesting tendency. Maybe the framing traditions are changing with the new formats, new audiences and smartphone "film makers" who share their films online?

    An example is Snapchat's original series, filmed in a vertical format for the Snapchat audience:

    Young people might be used to it - but not sure I...

  • I totally agree with you :) The human, emotional level can be understood anywhere, which I find is the beauty of the moving images in general, transgressing every possible border! An interpretation of a film should never depend on the context. But if you know just a little about Korea it's hard not to include this knowledge.

  • Interesting choice of movie, @CharlotteFrost. The same director made this scary little short film recently while in isolation with his wife:

    The horror genre is generally a good starting point for film analysis - and to learn the difference between form and style.

  • Nice idea!

  • @OJ People fell very different about this, of course :) I've analyzed so many films and made my students do the same, but I never felt it ruined the experience, on the contrary. I really need to put on my 'analysis glasses' to analyze or else I'm always taken byt the power of the film. Even if I've seen it 45 times :)

  • There are so many different definitions out there, so I understand your frustration! Our definition is: Form = the dramatugical elements of the film, that is the composition, the structure (is the film told straight forward, or do the film use flashbacks etc.). Style = aesthetics, also known as cinematic effects. The reason why we write 'style (aesthetics)' is...

  • @StevenCreamer, Soderbergh's Unsane is a really good example of professional movie making with a smartphone. Smartphone cameras are interesting "obstructions" for small film experiments, a great help when it comes to editing and a short cut to sharing film on different platfoms.

  • Maybe it's because we (the audience) are left behind and stay in the elevator together with the camera, while the girl is watching 'us' from the outside.

  • The film won at TIFF in 2018 and the director said to them, that she made the film " a tribute to the oppressed, lackluster adolescence that she and “many teenage girls experienced growing up in Seoul: girls who were expected to wear the same uniform every day, keep disciplined, and follow the rules.”

  • This analysis is just one way of looking at the film. Always important to tell the students, that there are many different opinions and options. It's not important to agree but to let them reflect and debate.

  • @MeganCrawford, I agree, it's very difficult to get around every aspect of a movie with the students, even the shortest films, like Edge of Seventeen. As you say, I would always look at the distinctive film language or tone of the film - a specific camera style, sound or narrative structure. But I would also make sure to ask open-ended questions that motivate...

  • Hi learners, isolation has suddenly become reality for many of us - hope you are well. This step task can easily be done at home, and photos work perfectly fine.