School Film Focus

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School Film Focus2017-02-10T02:42:25+00:00

Relevant and inspiring films are presented to the school-aged population of Powell River. We invite filmmakers to discuss their films, which fosters a greater development of media literacy and critical thinking skills. Children have the opportunity to reflect on the process of filmmaking and to understand the commitment and passion that creates the film.

Films are selected which are age-appropriate, exposing them to new ideas. Teachers have reported that after screenings, students return to classrooms buzzing with ideas and more questions, and thinking about what they can do personally to make a difference. Many of the films are selected for content relating to learning outcomes and school district goals.

For each film shown, festival staff prepare Teachers’ Guides. The purpose of the educational package is to provide easily accessible materials for use before and after the screening of the film.

Students and teachers from both School District 47 (Powell River, including the alternate school, home schooled and Tla’amin First Nation outreach program) and 93 (Francophone), as well as students from Assumption and PR Christian independent schools are targeted.

Teachers’ Guides

For each film shown, festival staff prepare Educational Resource Packages.

Access the Guides by clicking on the links below:

Birds of Passage
Teacher’s Guide

Les Oiseaux De Passage
Teacher’s Guide

Super, Natural, and Short
Teacher’s Guide