FILM ANALYSIS TOOLKITS

Free toolkits to support general film analysis and discussion in the classroom. Designed specifically with distance learning in mind, each toolkit contains multiple routines that can be used as stand-alone activities or as scaffolds for deeper discussion and writing.

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL RESOURCES

Free discussion guides and activity toolkits designed to accompany and enhance remote and classroom teaching of select films that have screened in the MVFF Education program. These downloadable resources include a series of lessons, discussion questions, background information, classroom activities, and supplemental resources to assist in integrating these films into class curriculum.

ALICE STREET
ACTIVITY TOOLKIT

CODED BIAS
ACTIVITY TOOLKIT

LOS HERMANOS | THE BROTHERS
ACTIVITY TOOLKIT

VEINS OF THE WORLD
ACTIVITY TOOLKIT

ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH FORUM RESOURCES

Free viewing guides and direct action toolkits designed to accompany and enhance remote and classroom teaching of select films screening in the Environmental Youth Forum.

THE GREAT GREEN WALL
VIEWING GUIDE

FORWARD: TOMORROW BELONGS TO US
VIEWING GUIDE

OUR STOLEN FUTURES
VIEWING GUIDE

LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
DIRECT ACTION TOOLKIT

MUSIC AS PROTEST
DIRECT ACTION TOOLKIT

DESIGN A PROTEST SIGN
DIRECT ACTION TOOLKIT

CREATE PUBLIC ART
DIRECT ACTION TOOLKIT

ORATION AND POETRY
DIRECT ACTION TOOLKIT

PARTICIPATE IN A BOYCOTT
DIRECT ACTION TOOLKIT

SUNRISE MOVEMENT BAY AREA
GET INVOLVED!

EARTH GUARDIANS
GET INVOLVED!

STREAMING FILM SELECTIONS

A selection of films for grades 1–12 that are readily accessible for streaming online—either for free, through standard subscription services, or for nominal rental fees. Most of these selections are films we have featured in past CFI Education programs—some you may have missed, some you may have seen but can now share with a new group of students.


Feature-length documentary films from past Mill Valley Film Festival and DocLands Documentary Film Festival programs that cover a range of social and global issues.

A selection of films that were to be featured at our 2020 Environmental Youth Forum prior to its cancellation.

Films from past MVFF ¡Viva el Cine! programs that highlight some of our favorite Spanish-language and Latin American films and stories, with options for all grade levels. 

A selection of shorts, features, and documentaries that amplify a range of black voices and black stories.

A collection of short narrative and documentary films for a variety of grade levels that explore the arts and the art of exploration.