Docs For Schools
Docs For Schools offers FREE in-school and in-theatre screenings for teachers and their students during the Hot Docs Festival, and as a new, monthly screening program during the school year at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto.
The films will engage students with issues of our day, offering vital ideas, critical questions and new perspectives outside the mainstream media and school textbook. Teacher-prepared education packages with valuable background information, creative lesson plans, and links to the Ontario school curriculum are provided for each Docs For Schools film.
DOCS FOR SCHOOLS MONTHLY
Six films will be screened at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema during the 2012-13 school year, including a Special Event screening. Unless noted, films are free for teachers and their students.
DOCS FOR SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
During the Hot Docs Festival, Docs for Schools Festival offers both in-school and in-theatre screenings. The free program is available for teachers in grades 7-12 in Ontario. A grade and subject reference grid is posted once all films are selected.
IN-SCHOOL: An opportunity for teachers to work with their students to generate their own in-school festival by selecting one or multiple films from the many Docs For Schools titles available, and screening them for your class or school. DVDs are couriered to you in advance to preview, prior to screening for your students during the Hot Docs Festival dates (April 25 – May 5).
IN-THEATRE: For teachers in the Toronto area, free screenings of Hot Docs Festival films are offered at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema during the Festival (April 25 – May 5). And whenever possible, guest directors are in attendance for a Q & A with the students.
Festival dates: April 25 – May 5
Announcements regarding the Docs For Schools Festival program will begin in January 2013.