Want to bring Canadian film to your classroom? You’ve come to the right place.
OUR FILMS in OUR SCHOOLS
Since 2005, we’ve been helping teachers and students across Canada organize festivals of Canadian film in their schools, and integrate Canadian film into their classrooms. Our festivals and educational resources are geared toward French and English high school students grades 9 – 12, and English Language Learners of all ages. Best of all, we provide our services FREE OF CHARGE!
WHO WE ARE
REEL CANADA is a charitable organization whose mission is to introduce students to the power and diversity of Canadian film and engage them in a conversation about what it means to be Canadian. Now in our 11th year, REEL CANADA’s high school program has held over 1,100 screenings and reached 400,000 students. If you’re a teacher, we can help you put on a festival of Canadian film of any size or scope – from a single class to an entire school.
WHAT WE DO
A REEL CANADA film festival is more than just showing films in a classroom. We hope it will expose your students to Canadian film in a way that is engaging and fun in the hopes of opening a dialogue with them about Canadian culture and identity. Through our experiences with schools and school boards in almost every province, we’ve developed a variety of festival models that allow us to create events at any school regardless of size, location, or resources. You can choose to show only a single film, or several. Your festival can take place in a single venue (such as an auditorium, drama room, gym, or classroom) or multiple rooms across the school. It can take place over the course of a half-day, a whole day, or several days. We will help you make the right choices for your school.
Download our Festival Kit for more details!
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Regardless of the structure of your festival, we provide advice and ongoing logistical and planning support, as well as access to our catalogues, promotional materials and, of course, the films themselves. We also have lesson plans in a variety of subject areas for all the films in our catalogue. Because we value live engagement at all our events, we’re frequently able to provide trained facilitators for our larger-scale events, who can introduce the films and lead discussions after the screenings. We also always try to bring film industry professionals to events or connect them to students via Skype, though this is not something we can ever guarantee. The level of screening support that we can provide depends on the size and scope of each event and is determined in consultation with our lead teachers on a case by case basis.
CONTACT US to start planning a film festival at your school today!