ONLINE FESTIVAL AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Due to Covid-19 our regular school screenings have been cancelled for this term. However, some of our most popular events will be available for you to access in your very own classroom.
The Education Team has also put together a list of suggested films and resources linked to the curriculum, which you can access online. Have a read here.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL UK
We have collaborated with the Festival team to pick six fantastic films to watch in your classroom. There is something for all ages and stages and films will be available on DVD or Blu ray from 26 October until 18 December. Each film costs £25 (payable directly to the French Film Festival) and comes with online learning resources, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. Please find full details here.
To book, simply click on the link below and complete the Schools Programme Booking Form, providing your contact details and choices of titles. Note also that the Festival has available only a limited number of screenings so please reply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The deadline is the end of September.
FOR LOWER SECONDARY/BGE S1-S3
Aïlo’s Journey Aïlo (Une odyssée en Laponie) 1h26min• Suitable S1+ • French with English subtitles • Modern Languages : French • Geography
This stunningly beautiful nature documentary takes you to another world. Follow the adventures of the baby reindeer Aïlo in his first year of life, as he learns to survive in the frozen taiga landscape of Lapland. From wolves, to scurrying lemmings, to bears, to wolverines and elks, the film introduces us to the vast array of creatures and also alludes to the impact of climate change on their lives.
Watch the trailer here
FOR UPPER SECONDARY/SENIOR PHASE S4-S6
Stars by the Pound (100kg d'Étoiles)
1h26min• Suitable S4+ • Advisory: bad language, mental health issues, adolescent misdemeanours and anti-social behaviour • French with English subtitles • Modern Languages : French • STEM • Physics • health and wellbeing
This edgy film is an ode to female friendships, personal resilience and busting stereotypes. Sixteen-year-old physics whiz Lois desperately wants to be an astronaut but after discovering that her weight might hold her back, she thinks all is lost. But after she is hospitalised, Lois meets up with 3 kindred spirits, Amelie, Stannah and Justine. The group take off on their own adventure, determined to help Lois find her way to the stars in this cosmic coming-of-age dramedy.
Watch the trailer here
The Finishers (De toutes nos forces)
1h26min• Suitable S4+ • French with English subtitles • Modern Languages : French • RSHP • health and wellbeing
This heart warming father-son drama charts the bumpy relationship between 17 year old Julien, who has cerebral palsy and his father, Paul, a celebrated athlete. They sign up for an upcoming Ironman race – which will involve 2.4 miles of swimming, then 112 miles of cycling, followed by 26 miles of running. Will this impossible challenge help reconnect them? Will they manage to complete the race? Inspired by a true story.
Watch the trailer here
Each year we are proud to partner with Into Film to deliver our annual programme of professional development in film education. For the autumn term, these terrific sessions will be available online as a series of webinars. Topics include Raising Literacy Attainment, Careers in Film, Mindfulness and Getting into Film – using it as a tool for learning.
For more information and to sign up for your FREE account and sessions please use the following link here.
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL IN THE CLASSROOM
The Festival welcomes primary and secondary schools to take part in this year’s online programme.
Primary and secondary schools can access free schools’ events and specially selected shorts with free curriculum-linked learning resources.
LFF Highlights for Schools offers students 15-19 the chance to explore other areas of the main festival programme which can support Media and Film Studies, Communications, English, History, MFL, Art & Design, Music, Leisure Studies and Business.
School’s events, short films and learning resources are all free to access. Find out more about the Festival’s Schools Programme and how to sign up here.
DISCOVERY FILM FESTIVAL - ONLINE!
Discovery Film Festival's schools programme is back. Held at Dundee Contemporary Arts the festival is going ONLINE for this year's edition. For teachers across Scotland (and beyond) who are checking in to the festival online for the first time, welcome to Discovery! Each year the team scours the planet for the best new films made for young audiences, and present exciting collections of shorts and brand-new features with accompanying curriculum-linked resource packs. With current restrictions in place, they are reshaping the offer - but one benefit is that this year access to the programme will now be possible for schools across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Have a look at their exciting programme here!